Dr. Vivienne Ming, an accomplished neuroscientist has seen gender discrimination in a way that few of us can claim and now she’s using that unique insight to change opportunities for young students. But it may be her own experiences as a transgender woman that will best illumine the challenges we face in addressing gender discrimination.
Until Google comes clean with how it could have allowed its technology to risk chipping away at its home country’s democratic institutions, its recent environmental accomplishments, for now, are a sideshow.
A French legal organization says it has seen enough of planned obsolescence, particularly when it comes to printer manufacturers – and it has taken leading brands to court.
Facebook can can no longer hide behind its claims the company is merely a “technology platform.” If corporate responsibility had been more central to the company’s strategy, it could have avoided this scandal of hate speech, Russian ads and racial profiling in which it is currently embroiled.
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Tim Cook has nudged Apple to become a more active corporate citizen when it comes to the environment and social responsibility, and has been even more outspoken in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville. This mild-mannered CEO is fast becoming one of America’s most passionate speakers on social issues.
As the fallout from the violence in Charlottesville continues, web services company Cloudfare announced yesterday it had terminated all services provided to the white supremacist site the Daily Stormer.
With President Trump’s Extreme Vetting policy in development, Peter Thiel’s data company Palantir stands to benefit big time, thanks to the Paypal-founder’s close relationship with the commander in chief. Is that the real reason behind Buzzfeed’s recent exposé on Thiel’s anti-Trump dinner chatter?
A leaked memo that was offered to Google higher-ups on the pretense of offering “suggestions” is creating uproar in the tech community about gender assumptions.
Cloud computing giant Salesforce announced another step made toward its goal of running 100 percent on clean power. The city is participating in a San Francisco city-wide renewables program.
Facebook is leading the way in a new initiative to address the lack of affordable housing in Silicon Valley. When it’s done, the tech giant expects to have more than 1,500 new housing units: It will have a community that hopefully will help connect the city and incentivize regional and state governments to upgrade the region’s transportation network.
Foxconn, one of the most important companies within Apple’s supply chain, is close to announcing the location of a brand new factory in the U.S.; Wisconsin is reportedly the favorite to land this $10 billion factory that could boast as many as 10,000 jobs.
How should social media companies like Facebook handle hate speech on their sites? According to the nonprofit journalism site ProPublica the criteria Facebook uses is amazingly complex. It’s also fallible, say critics, and unwittingly gives support to the kinds of comments it strives to police.
Wednesday’s doomsday scenarios got a lot of people to speak out in favor of net neutrality. But many speakers forgot to mention the greatest potential casualty to stripping away Title II protections for equal access to the internet: the companies that rely upon it to reach the consumer and grow their businesses.
HP has been working to stamp out illiteracy in India’s small and remote villages. This year the company will take the effort a step further, showing that today’s mobile technology can alleviate endemic poverty.