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By Ellen K. Pao on #StopAsianHate (stopasianhate.medium.com)
Privileged, yet excluded. Activists Ellen Pao and Tracy Chou explain the double-edged sword — and how to use it in the fight against racism.
By Katitza Rodriguez, Bennett Cyphers, and Hinako Sugiyama on Electronic Frontier Foundation (eff.org)
Technology users around the world are increasingly concerned, and rightly so, about protecting their data. But many are unaware of exactly how their data is being collected and would be shocked to learn of the scope and implications of mass consumer data collection by technology companies.
By Maya Gebeily on Reuters (reuters.com)
Instagram and Twitter have blamed technical errors for deleting posts mentioning the possible eviction of Palestinians from East Jerusalem, but data rights groups fear “discriminatory” algorithms are at work and want greater transparency.
Decades before ‘Zoom fatigue’ broke our spirits, the so-called computer revolution brought with it a world of pain previously unknown to humankind.
By Eric Johnson on Vox (vox.com)
The “Chaos Monkeys” author, who helped Facebook develop its ad-targeting system, busts some myths on the latest Too Embarrassed to Ask.
By Danielle K. Citron on WIRED UK (wired.co.uk)
Making social media sites act on content such as nonconsensual porn and violent conspiracies would make the internet more equal and free
By Google on Google Workspace Updates (workspaceupdates.googleblog.com)
What’s changing We’re updating the way Google Docs renders documents. Over the course of the next several months, we’ll be migrating the un...
By Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on GOV.UK (gov.uk)
The draft Online Safety Bill establishes a new regulatory framework to tackle harmful content online.
By April Glaser on NBC News (nbcnews.com)
One well-liked diversity training program at Google called Sojourn was cut entirely, according to seven former and current employees.
By SMEX on SMEX (smex.org)
We demand Facebook and Twitter to immediately stop censoring Palestinian content, reinstate affected posts and accounts, and provide a clear and public explanation for the reasons why the content was removed.
“You don’t always feel like singing, frankly, after you’ve seen someone being battered to bits.”
Mark Zuckerberg is lying to you. It’s time to stop his corporate abuse and save WhatsApp for all.
‘The bar is low for the social media industry’: Top platforms are unsafe for LGBTQ community, new report says
By Terry Collins on USA TODAY (usatoday.com)
GLAAD’s social media index report said the top platforms won’t use tools to stop harassment, making them “effectively unsafe” for the LGBTQ community.
By Joan Faus,Belén Carreño on Reuters (reuters.com)
Food delivery companies based in Spain have three months to employ their couriers as staff under new rules approved on Tuesday by the government, one of the first laws in Europe regarding gig-economy workers’ rights.
By Eric Goldman on Technology & Marketing Law Blog (blog.ericgoldman.org)
This is a tricky opinion to decipher. This opinion might say that Section 230 categorically doesn’t apply if the plaintiff claims an Internet service is defectively designed. That reading would largely reject the important First Circuit Doe v. Backpage ruling...
By Preety Kumar on Deque (deque.com)
The 4.9.3 release of the axe DevTools Browser Extension includes tons of improvements based on user feedback. Learn more about these updates.
By Joseph Cox on vice.com
The offer was part of an internal test at Plaid. If peoples’ employers didn’t provide permission, Plaid may run afoul of U.S. hacking laws.
on Rappler (rappler.com)
In this interview with Maria Ressa, Carole Cadwalladr reflects on her life as a journalist and how it all comes together in her mission to hold power to account