Alyssa Rosenberg at Slate's XX blog explores the ethics dilemma surrounding a Kickstarter for a "how to get chicks" guide for men that included what sounded to her, and me, and a lot of other women and non-stupid men, like a HOWTO sexual assault explainer. Casey Malone, who is a guy, says "This Is Not Fucking Harmless," and Kickstarter should absolutely have taken it down (which they did not).
Timnit Gebru, an AI ethics researcher at Google, was fired this week after sending an internal email complaining that marginalized voices at the company were being silenced. Google, for its part, claims that Gebru failed to follow Google's requirements for a paper submission and that she subsequently threatened to resign. Ms Gebru is a well-respected… READ THE REST
Scotty H created this spectrographic animation of a classic dial-up modem's startup noise. Here's a breakdown, by Oona Räisänen, of what each section concerns: READ THE REST
Apple's Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer was charged with bribery Tuesday after allegedly giving 200 iPads to local officials in exchange for concealed-carry gun licenses for Apple's security team. The Morgan Hill Times reports that others indicted included Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Undersheriff Rick Sung, Capt. James Jensen, and local businessman Harpreet Chadha, also… READ THE REST
You may have thought that after 2020, every company that was thinking about moving their digital operations into the cloud had probably made the move already. While many companies made the switch last year, it was by no means all companies – and, 2021 still stands to be a huge year of continued growth for… READ THE REST
When you come up with a good idea that hits home with kids, you know it almost immediately. Creators Zac Park and Spencer Markel thought they could launch a business around the Cubcoats, a 2-in-1 child's jacket they developed that folds down into a plush toy. But, it wasn't until they built a prototype and… READ THE REST
As the old saying goes, you need the right tool for the right job. That's especially true for hyper-specialized projects that you might not immediately consider – like creating a flowchart or a family tree. Sure, you can try Photoshop or another editing program, but it isn't always so easy to get all those boxes,… READ THE REST