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Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more 12 Oct 5:00pm Twitter and Salesforce CEOs spat over who is helping the homeless more
‘How much have you given’ Marc Benioff asked Jack Dorsey as the two sparred over proposed tax to assist those on the streets The CEOs of two of the world’s most prominent tech companies got into an online spat on Friday over who was doing the most to address homelessness. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey were tweeting at each other about a proposed tax on high-earning San Francisco businesses. It would redirect millions of dollars to help thousands of people who live on the streets, including outside the headquarters of both companies.
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Facebook says 14m accounts had personal data stolen in recent breach 12 Oct 4:14pm Facebook says 14m accounts had personal data stolen in recent breach
Hackers were able to access name, birthdate and other data in nearly half of the 30 million accounts that were affected Facebook
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Why tech’s gender problem is nothing new 12 Oct 3:33pm Why tech’s gender problem is nothing new
Decades after women were pushed out of programming, Amazon’s AI recruiting technology carried on the industry’s legacy of bias A recent report revealed Amazon’s
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Competition regulator considering UK digital ad market inquiry 12 Oct 1:41pm Competition regulator considering UK digital ad market inquiry
CMA remarks add to pressure on Google and Facebook, which dominate £13bn market The chief executive of the UK competition regulator has said it is “actively considering” launching an investigation into the digital advertising market. The comments from Andrea Coscelli of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) are the latest example of growing pressure on Google and Facebook, which dominate the £13bn UK market.
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Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head 12 Oct 11:22am Tech suffers from lack of humanities, says Mozilla head
Mitchell Baker says firms should hire philosophy and psychology graduates to tackle misinformation Technology companies need to diversify their hiring practices to include more people from backgrounds in philosophy and psychology if they want to tackle the problem of misinformation online, the head of one of the biggest internet charities has warned. Mitchell Baker, head of the Mozilla Foundation, has warned that hiring employees who mainly come from Stem – science, technology, engineering and maths – will produce a new generation of technologists with the same blindspots as those who are currently in charge, a move that will “come back to bite us”.
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Digital contraceptives and period trackers: the rise of femtech 12 Oct 10:34am Digital contraceptives and period trackers: the rise of femtech
With market predicted to be worth $50bn by 2025, is women’s health no longer being overlooked by tech? Digital contraceptive techniques have been on the receiving end of bad press recently after Swedish company Natural Cycles was described as “misleading” by the UK’s advertising body, and a number of women complained about becoming pregnant while relying on the app. But that hasn’t stopped the industry from thriving, with the launch of
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Big tech v democracy: Chips with Everything podcast 12 Oct 7:00am Big tech v democracy: Chips with Everything podcast
Is the brave new digital world affecting our politics? Could it render democracy obsolete?
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The online community where people watch other people die 12 Oct 5:00am The online community where people watch other people die
Reddit’s r/WatchPeopleDie sees 425,000 subscribers share clips of horrific and tragic deaths. Since when did so many of us like watching death? Is it disingenuous that the name of the Reddit community
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From the birth of computing to Amazon: why tech’s gender problem is nothing new 12 Oct 1:00am From the birth of computing to Amazon: why tech’s gender problem is nothing new
Decades after women were pushed out of programming, Amazon’s AI recruiting technology carried on the industry’s legacy of bias A recent report revealed Amazon’s
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