Google cancels staff meeting after Gamergate-style attack on employees

August 11, 2017

Firing of James Damore, architect behind contentious anti-diversity memoranda, flickers ire from alt-right reminiscent of 2014 Gamergate harassment campaign Google nullified a company-wide fit on Thursday after several of its employees became objectives of a Gamergate-style campaign of provocation by internet trolls feelings by the firing of an designer who had written a contentious memo about diversity. We had hoped to have a frank, open discussion today as we ever…


More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

August 9, 2017

Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications More than 60 current and former Google employees are considering bringing a class-action lawsuit alleging sexism and pay disparities against women, as the technology giant wrestles with a deepening crisis over alleged discrimination. James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the possible legal action on behalf…


Remains of 9/11 victim identified 16 years after terror attack

August 8, 2017

First new identification since March 2015 made possible by more sensitive DNA technology that tests bone fragments The remains of a man killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 have been identified nearly 16 years after the terror attacks. His name was withheld at his familys request, the New York City medical examiners office said. The announcement marked the first new identification made since March 2015 in the painstaking,…


WannaCry ‘hero’ to plead not guilty to accusation he wrote banking malware

August 5, 2017

US attorneys claim Marcus Hutchins, heralded as incidental hero for stopping major ransomware attack, admitted to creating Kronos malware targeting banks The British defence investigate who stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack, is accused of helping to create, spread and insist the banking trojan Kronos between 2014 and 2015 and is fronting six weighs of hacking-related commissions from the US Department of Justice( DoJ ), according to a lately unsealed indictment….


‘This is definitely a moment’: Olympics crown LA’s remarkable renaissance

August 3, 2017

Securing the 2028 Olympics is just the latest success for Los Angeles, a city thats witnessing a turnaround. But can it keep up the momentum? Outsiders have long enjoyed mocking theclinched the right to host the 2028 Olympic Games. And why mayor Eric Garcetti is exuberant. This shows that LA is still a can-do city. We didnt make a bid that said, if the Olympics comes well do all these…


GoldieBlox agreed to pay $1m to charity in Beastie Boys settlement

August 3, 2017

Argument over 'fair use' of Girls song ended in March with deal to donate to STEM education for girls. By Stuart Dredge In March, the Beastie Boys revealed in a document filed as part of a separate copyright infringement lawsuit between the Beastie Boys and Monster Energy, using several Beastie Boys songs in a 2012 snowboarding video without approval from the band. The GoldieBlox video, which reworked the original sexist…


‘No more brilliant jerks’ Arianna Huffington ushers in the new Uber

August 1, 2017

While Huffington doesnt want to be Ubers next CEO, shes been putting in the hard yards trying to turn the companys tarnished reputation around The next Uber CEO will be charged with sweeping up multitudes of corporate sins. In their in-tray will be a daunting array of problems and issues to resolve in the wake of Travis Kalanicks high-profile departure last month. These include rehabilitating the company internally and externally…


Who is Gen John F Kelly, the new White House chief of staff?

July 29, 2017

Kelly expended 40 years as a Marine, and six months as Homeland Security secretary where he cracked down on illegal immigrants Donald Trump is said to have been recently taken with the desire to have a general as his chief of staff to sort out a White House beset by internal combat , not to mention its external problems. While some consultants have questioned the sense of the move, the…


Airbnb sued by woman who says she was sexually assaulted by ‘superhost’

July 28, 2017

Lawsuit filed by Leslie Lapayowker alleges Airbnb of omission after she said she was attacked by a multitude who was not properly screened An Airbnb guest is seeking to hold the company accountable for the purposes of an alleged forcible intercourse, claiming in a first-of-its-kind prosecution that she was attacked by a legion who was not properly screened. The suit, filed Thursday by Leslie Lapayowker, invokes fresh the issue of…


Facebook posts $3.89bn quarterly profit, up 71% from last year

July 27, 2017

Shares touched annal high-pitched after chassis is much higher than expected, with all revenues clambering 44.8% thanks to increased portable video ad sales Facebook has extradited a much higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, driven by a sharp increase in sale of mobile video ads, transporting its shares to an all-time high. Total revenue rose 44.8% to $9.32 bn from the same period in 2016, of which Facebook posted a profit of $3.89…