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The Adam Morgan Show is a weekly podcast featuring Adam Morgan, a software engineer, with commentary on current events, politics, and its influence on tech.
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Feb 22, 2017

Today I discuss the rise of Milo - from a nobody in American culture to Breaking News over just a few years. I also break down the latest sexual harassment claims against Uber.

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Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber: https://www.susanjfowler.com/blog/2017/2/19/reflecting-on-one-very-strange-year-at-uber

NYT Uber investigation: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/business/uber-sexual-harassment-investigation.html

Mic Uber investigation: https://mic.com/articles/169194/uber-sexism-discrimination-harassment-susan-fowler#.U3xNhLa6F

Feb 15, 2017

Today I discuss Facebook’s new guidelines for advertisements on its site which doesn’t allow companies to discriminate. But at what point does marketing become discrimination? I also discuss the latest defense of political diversity in the industry as Shopify has chosen to allow Breitbart to use its services in spite of tremendous backlash.

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Facebook Ad Guidelines: http://newsroom.fb.com/news/2017/02/improving-enforcement-and-promoting-diversity-updates-to-ads-policies-and-tools/

Shopify on TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/09/shopify-ceo-attempts-to-defend-continued-hosting-of-breitbarts-online-store/

Shopify CEO defending Breitbart as a customer: https://medium.com/@tobi/in-support-of-free-speech-275d62670203#.vgvf5j1nr

Mike Monteiro tweet: https://twitter.com/monteiro/status/831595502365925377

Latest YouTube video - “The Reality of Racism in Tech”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peUOAG1uw_U

Feb 8, 2017

Today I talk about Uber CEO Travis Kalanick caving to the political left and how tech’s recent focus on immigration contradict’s some of their own false beliefs about white privilege within the tech industry.

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Buzzfeed & tech companies brief: https://www.buzzfeed.com/hamzashaban/97-tech-companies-trumps-immigration-order-is-unlawful?utm_term=.fmxo5yRnX#.wkedO74Qn

Uber CEO statements: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/02/uber-ceo-travis-kalanick-quits-donald-trumps-business-advisory-council/

Scott Adams: http://blog.dilbert.com/post/156540315831/be-careful-what-you-wish-for-especially-if-it-is

NYT - Why Silicon Valley Wouldn’t Work Without Immigrants: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/technology/personaltech/why-silicon-valley-wouldnt-work-without-immigrants.html

Feb 1, 2017

Today I discuss the recent uptick in people deleting their accounts with two apps: Uber and Dribbble.

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Vox #DeleteUber: http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/1/29/14431246/uber-trump-muslim-ban

Tweet about the “great again” list on Dribbble: https://twitter.com/skullface/status/825202173831155714

Archive of “great again” list on Dribbble: http://web.archive.org/web/20170131211712/https://dribbble.com/skullface/lists

Archive of “great again” members: http://web.archive.org/web/20170131211842/https://dribbble.com/skullface/lists/26746-great-again/members?page=2&per_page=6

Dribble’s statement: https://dribbble.com/stories/2017/02/01/a-note-regarding-community

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