By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A female technology developer has been fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a Silicon Valley technology conference.

Adria Richards wrote on her blog,, that she was seated in a ballroom at the conference in Santa Clara on Sunday when the men behind her started talking about "big dongles."

A dongle is a device that plugs into a computer, but Richards said the men made the comment in a sexual way.

She turned around, took a photo of the men and posted it on Twitter with their alleged comments.

The men were later escorted from the room by conference staff.

Richards, reached Friday by The Associated Press, said she couldn't comment. But she confirmed her blog and tweets and reports that she's been fired.

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