Mylène, French transgender Woman Found Murdered at Home

Thursday evening firefighters responding to a call from friends found  Mylène, a transgender woman in her Couzeix residence around 8:30 apparently the victim of an attack. Couzeix is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in western France.

According to Gay Star News 
Mylène,42, was beaten to death with a hammer but the article does not include a link supporting that.

From the article's update on Friday it appears the police have arrested one person in connection to her murder.

From the article linked below "Mylene police still looking for key witness" which misgenders her.

"An appointment made on the internet and gone wrong, could be the cause of the death of this 42 year old hairdresser, appreciated for transmutation performances he gave in nightclubs in the area."

"But according to our information, the police is also investigating the guests at a party hosted Mylène Wednesday night, just hours before his death. Investigators seek such a man considered a "key witness" in the case of voluntary manslaughter. It would be left alone with the victim in the late evening and could be the last to see him alive."

"An autopsy will be performed at the Forensic Institute in the coming days to determine the exact circumstances of the death of Mylène, further clarified the floor of Limoges."

Read more at Meurtre de "Mylène" : la police recherche toujours un témoin-clé

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Walmart's "Straight Talk" Unlimited Data Plan For Throttling Users

This is slightly embarrassing, not something I would normally discuss in public. I used to hide my cell phone when I was among friends. I didn't want anyone to see it.

See, I used to use the cell phone service "straight talk". At the time I worked at Walmart and couldn't afford ATT or T-Mobil service. Like many under employed trans people I couldn't afford Internet at home so the "Unlimited" plan seemed just what I needed.

Except my phone wouldn't open up links a few days after I re-up'd. (bought another $45 service card). Being ignorant I always assumed it was just a lousy phone/service but as it turns out the "Unlimited" plan wasn't unlimited at all. In fact it was another Walmart screw job.

Source ABC News :
A class action suit filed last week in U.S. District Court for Northern California claims that consumers who buy Straight Talk cell phone plans aren't getting straight talk: The plans, advertised as providing "unlimited" data use, in fact have limitations, the suit claims.

The complaint against Walmart Stores and TracFone Wireless, which jointly created Straight Talk in 2009, says that the advertising claim is false, and that customers are routinely subject to having their flows of data "throttled" (slowed) or to having their access to data terminated without notice.

Throttling takes place, according to the complaint, when subscribers near or exceed "internally established, but undisclosed" data usage limits, or when the strain imposed on wireless networks by peak data usage requires easing.

The complaint says customers who objected to being "throttled" were blamed by TracFone service reps for having misused the data service, without being told how they had allegedly misused it.

As an example, the suit cites Northern California wireless customer Edward Tooley, who switched to Straight Talk's unlimited plan from a competitor's plan that expressly limited him to 2.5GB of high speed data, above which ceiling his data would be throttled.

Well, now I use Metro PCS (which is still slightly embarrassing siting amongst my S4 phone friends) but at least they let you know you have a throttle down point, but since I have WiFi at my house it really doesn't affect me.

But I'd really like to get in on this class action suit.