2 women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation

James Franco’s acting school is now defunct. (AP pic) LOS ANGELES: Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco on Thursday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex scenes. The lawsuit, filed in […]

Facebook increases pressure on Snapchat with ‘Threads’ app

Facebook’s Threads app will tie into Instagram’s ‘close friends’ list. (AFP pic) SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Thursday launched Threads, an image-centric messaging app designed to weave tight circles of Instagram friends together while ramping up its challenge to rival Snapchat. Threads is its own separate smartphone app, but ties into lists of “close friends” that […]