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By Evan Selinger on The Boston Globe (bostonglobe.com)
A growing number of activists say there’s no place for technology that guesses whether a face is male or female.
A letter obtained by Motherboard discusses internet browsing, location, and other forms of data.
By W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) on Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) (w3.org)
This page lists the new success criteria in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.2. It includes quotes from personas (fictional people) to help you understand some aspects of the success criteria.
on Microsoft Research (microsoft.com)
You’re invited to join us as we bring together leading voices at the intersection of race and technology for discussions around data, the internet, justice, genomics and more. In this virtual speaker series, connect with the distinguished academics and domain experts who are driving this conversatio…
on IFOW (ifow.org)
We are living through a new transformation of work. We are living in an Amazonian Era.
By Peter Rudegeair and AnnaMaria Andriotis on The Wall Street Journal (wsj.com)
Some of the largest U.S. banks plan to start sharing data on customers’ deposit accounts as part of a government-backed initiative to extend credit to people who have traditionally lacked opportunities to borrow.
By Josh Sklar on The New Republic (newrepublic.com)
Facebook is driving content moderators toward despair through mismanagement, vague policies, and overwork. I’d had enough.
on Access Now (accessnow.org)
In a win for privacy, the Court of Justice of São Paulo blocks facial recognition on a public transport route. On May 7, judge Patrícia Martins ordered ViaQuatro, a concessionary of the São Paulo metro, not to capture images, sound, or any other personal data of everyday commuters through cameras or…
on Eventbrite (eventbrite.com)
2021 Tech and Racial Equity Conference: Anti-Racist Technologies for a Just Future
By Google on Google Workspace Updates (workspaceupdates.googleblog.com)
What’s changing We’re updating the way Google Docs renders documents.
By MICHELLE R. SMITH and JOHNATAN REISS on Associated Press (apnews.com)
The couple in the website videos could be hawking any number of products. “You’re going to love owning the platinum package,” Charlene Bollinger tells viewers, as a picture of a DVD set, booklets and other products flashes on screen.
By Ryan Mac on BuzzFeed News (buzzfeednews.com)
The photo-sharing app removed content about the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the site of clashes between Israeli police forces and Palestinian worshippers, by mistake after associating the site with terrorism.
By Albert Fox Cahn on WIRED (wired.com)
The tiny new tracking devices can be easily hidden in the cars and bags of victims. And exploiting them is dead simple.
By The Big Hack on The Big Hack (bighack.org)
An important part of web accessibility. Heading tags structure your web content and allow blind and visually impaired users to navigate.
By Jen Patja Howell on Lawfare (lawfareblog.com)
This week on Arbiters of Truth, the Lawfare Podcast’s series on our online information ecosystem, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with the journalist Will Oremus, who until recently was a senior writer at the technology publication OneZero.