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Google CEO Sundar Pichai canceled an all-hands meeting about gender controversy due to employee worries of online harassment...
recode.net | 2017-08-11 02:45 UTC
The move came after some of its employees expressed concern over online harassment they had begun to receive after their questions and names have been published outside the company on a variety of largely alt-right sites.
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-08-11 02:45 UTC
Fired Coder Speaks Out On Google's "Potentially Illegal Practices", "Recorded Meetings" And "Science Denial"...
Zero Hedge | 2017-08-09 16:35 UTC
For those who have managed to avoid this storyline, James Damore, now a former Google employee, caused outrage when he circulated a manifesto on Friday, complaining about Googles ideological echo chamber, alleging women have lower tolerance for stress and
By viper1 on 2017-08-09 20:03 UTC
Rebels of Google: ‘Constant Abuse, Sneers, Insults And Smears … Sometimes You Get Punched’...
Breitbart.com | 2017-08-08 18:29 UTC
"It’s depressing, mind-numbing, and extremely stressful. It’s also harmful to your health. There were many days I couldn’t do any meaningful work whatsoever....Perhaps fume over posts made internally by people who are very clearly proselytizing what amounts to religious dogma (of the social justice
By viper1 on 2017-08-09 17:55 UTC
Former Google Employee: ‘There Are Efforts to Demote Anything Non-PC from Search Results’...
Breitbart.com | 2017-08-08 18:28 UTC
Google was thrown into turmoil last night after the company fired James Damore, author of a manifesto defending viewpoint diversity and a fact-based approach to the alleged gender gap in tech. In exclusive interviews with Breitbart News, more Google emplo
By viper1 on 2017-08-09 17:53 UTC
"Google Rushed To Fire Damore So Fast, They Didn't Stop To Think How Full Of S**t They Are" | Zero Hedge...
zerohedge.com | 2017-08-09 14:21 UTC
"If people arent allowed to write a thought provoking memo in a polite manner questioning corporate policies without being fired, weve lost an essential component to any halfway decent civilization - the ability to have a conversation without name calling and career destruction. If weve truly lost
By Anonymous Submission on 2017-08-09 14:21 UTC
Facebook quietly shuts down its Snapchat rival...
TechRadar | 2017-08-09 09:12 UTC
Facebook has quietly pulled the plug on niche teen-focused platform Lifestage, less than a year after launch.
By viper1 on 2017-08-09 14:12 UTC
Windows 10 1607 cumulative update KB 4034658 wipes out Update History...
Computerworld | 2017-08-09 13:40 UTC
Its still much too early to tell if were going to have problems with this months Patch Tuesday trove, but one irksome bug has cropped up with the Win10 Anniversary Update cumulative update, KB 4034658 the one that brings Win10 version 1607 up to build 14
By viper1 on 2017-08-09 14:08 UTC
Ex-Google engineer files complaint over firing...
USA Today | 2017-08-08 22:54 UTC
James Damore has filed a National Labor Relations Board complaint against the company over his firing.
By rjx32 on 2017-08-09 00:11 UTC
VPN Provider Accused of Sharing Customer Traffic With Online Advertisers...
Bleeping Computer | 2017-08-08 13:15 UTC
On Monday, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) a US-based privacy group has filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing one of today's largest VPN providers of deceptive trade practices. [...]
By ceres on 2017-08-08 19:06 UTC
Blu phones are back on Amazon after 'false alarm' over data slurping...
The Inquirer | 2017-08-07 09:37 UTC
Firm says any data collected is 'standard for OTA functionality'
By viper1 on 2017-08-07 13:50 UTC
In the market for a cheap phone?...
CNET | 2017-08-05 12:00 UTC
CNETs Marguerite Reardon helps a reader on a budget search for a phone thats light on the wallet.
By viper1 on 2017-08-05 14:19 UTC
Biological Teleporter Could Transmit Life to Other Planets...
ExtremeTech | 2017-08-03 15:00 UTC
Synthetic Genomics was able to create the H7N9 flu virus from data samples in two days without ever seeing the real virus. The team at Synthetic Genomics believes its machine will be able to produce unequivocally living organisms soon.
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:36 UTC
Your Web History Can Be Traced Even After Anonymity, According To Researchers...
Fossbytes | 2017-08-03 15:06 UTC
Short Bytes:A team of German researchers shared that anindividual’s secret web history and habit can be traced. Surprisingly, even after it goes under anonymity, it can be revealed. Security experts Svea Eckert and Andreas Dewes did their research w
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:31 UTC
YouTube star gives us a look at RED's mysterious holographic phone...
Mashable | 2017-08-03 15:14 UTC
The world's first smartphone with a supposed "holographic display" — the RED Hydrogen — is no longer a mystery. YouTube star Marques Brownlee, better known by his fans as MKBHD, published a video on Wednesday giving us a closer first look at the phone's design. And, well, let's just say it's no
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:29 UTC
Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million...
Engadget | 2017-08-03 15:20 UTC
Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches,...
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:24 UTC
Malicious content delivered over SSL/TLS has more than doubled in six months...
Help Net Security | 2017-08-03 16:17 UTC
Threats using SSL encryption are on the rise. An average of 60 percent of the transactions in the Zscaler cloud have been delivered over SSL/TLS. Researchers also found that the Zscaler cloud saw an average of 8.4 million SSL/TLS-based security blocks per
By viper1 on 2017-08-03 16:23 UTC
'Bitcoin cash' potential limited, but a catalyst could be looming for it to take off, experts say...
CNBC | 2017-08-03 08:24 UTC
'Bitcoin cash' hit a high of just over $727 on Wednesday before more than halving to just over $310 in the space of a few hours.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 16:02 UTC
Bitcoin Cash Soars to $700, Coinbase Customers Threaten to Sue...
Fortune | 2017-08-02 14:18 UTC
Crazy timeseven for bitcoin.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 16:01 UTC
I made my own portable phone charger, and I didn’t electrocute myself...
The Verge | 2017-08-03 14:01 UTC
My portable charger is probably the most useful piece of technology I carry with me, other than my phone. I am terrible about remembering to charge my phone until Im stuck on a delayed subway at...
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:57 UTC
Facebook will use machine learning to fight fake news...
CNET | 2017-08-03 14:26 UTC
The move is an expansion of a program Facebook started in April to add more context to trending stories on the network.
By ceres on 2017-08-03 15:56 UTC
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