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Why Some Diversity Thinkers Aren’t Buying Tech Industry’s ‘Pipeline’ Excuses 

by Alina Selyukh The thing about the tech industry and employee diversity reports is they can feel like Groundhog Day: Google, 2014: “Put simply, Google is not where we want to be when it comes to diversity.” Google, 2016: “We … Continue reading

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

By Jay Caspian King On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on … Continue reading

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Facebook project aims to connect global poor

By Lisa De Bode, Reuters, & Al Jazeera Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive of Facebook, announced the launch of Internet.org Wednesday, a project aimed at bringing Internet access to the 5 billion people around the world who can’t afford it. The project … Continue reading

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Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon and Other Telecoms Fighting to Cash In… on You

By Lynn Stuart Parramore They call it “modernizing the rules.” We call it “cashing in on your privacy.” Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, DIRECTV, and other giant U.S. cable and telecommunications companies are going hard-core with an aggressive anti-consumer agenda … Continue reading

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Sanjana Hattotuwa – Using citizen journalism to bear witness to violence

From 2011, stirring and powerful presentation.

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders

Interesting presentation, considering she’s been extremely lucky by being employed by both Facebook and Google in her career. Some points are valid and others are not.

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How BET’s ‘The Game’ Launched a Legal War Over a Facebook Page

By Eriq Gardner In January 2011, the television industry was shocked by the success of BET’s premiere of The Game, which had been canceled by The CW two years earlier. The show’s premiere attracted 7.7 million viewers, which led to some examination … Continue reading

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Man Posts Drake Lyrics & “Kill All Whites” On Facebook, Gets Arrested For “Terroristic Threat”

By John Del Signore A Far Rockaway man was arrested last week for making a Facebook status update with the hashtag “killallwhites,” which a nervous NYPD interpreted as “making a terroristic threat,” a felony. In the aftermath of the George Zimmerman verdict, … Continue reading

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Technology to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

By Seth Schoen In the past several weeks, EFF has received many requests for advice about privacy tools that provide technological shields against mass surveillance. We’ve been interested for many years in software tools that help people protect their own privacy; … Continue reading

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Hip-Hop and the Globalization of ‘Nigga’

By Nicolas B. Aziz In February, popular comedian Lisa Lampanelli (a 51-year-old Italian-American stand-up comedian and Harvard alumna) tweeted a picture of herself with Girls creator Lena Dunham saying, “Me with my nigga @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!” Interestingly enough, it … Continue reading

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