While promoting his latest film, Denzel Washington addresses racial disparities in America with some hard truths that few are willing to talk about. Net neutrality is back again and I give my perspective on the issue and how regulation helps the big players stay in business reducing competition from new, smaller businesses who could help increase competition and lower prices.
Denzel Washington is Making Sense: https://www.wsj.com/articles/denzel-washington-is-making-sense-1511914256
Goodbye Net Neutrality; Hello Competition: https://fee.org/articles/goodbye-net-neutrality-hello-competition/
This City Hall, brought to you by Amazon: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/this-city-hall-brought-to-you-by-amazon/
Apple VP of Inclusion and Diversity: https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/16/16667510/apple-diversity-chief-leaving-after-less-than-a-year
Twitter and Hate Speech: http://mashable.com/2017/11/17/twitter-hate-speech-symbols-december-18/#wJNUhkYuUOqj
Catfights in tech: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/931214711223439360
Dorks Are Everywhere!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L2LwdJGZXE
Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. In an attempt to increase relevant skills amongst our youth, The Guardian believes the push to teach kids to code is really all about lowering wages. I also share my thoughts on the now infamous NYT article, “Can My Children Be Friends With White People?”
Tech's push to teach coding isn't about kids' success – it's about cutting wages: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/21/coding-education-teaching-silicon-valley-wages
Can My Children Be Friends With White People?: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-friendship-donald-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
Over the past week, Twitter managed to suspend Donald Trump’s account and admit to censoring #DNCLeak during the 2016 election. The politics of Silicon Valley gets even more confusing with a recent article detailing the amount of money fueled in from Saudi Arabia - far from a political ideal for Bay Area liberals.
Trump suspended from Twitter: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/technology/trump-twitter-deleted.html
Saudi Money Fuels the Tech Industry. It’s Time to Ask Why: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/07/new-york-times-digital-state-of-the-art-saudi-money-fuels-the-tech-industry-itas-time-to-ask-why.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain
Why I cancelled my ReactiveConf talk: https://medium.com/@peggyrayzis/why-i-cancelled-my-reactiveconf-talk-3a463bf14bd8
In Defense of ReactiveConf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or7zDLFZS04
This week, Congress asks Big Tech about Russia’s level of influence in the 2016 election. I argue this is a case of Congress blaming the bearer of fake news.
Three Engineers Allege Uber Underpaid Women and Minorities: https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-engineers-allege-uber-underpaid-women-and-minorities-1508973271
Coders of the world, unite: can Silicon Valley workers curb the power of Big Tech?: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/31/coders-of-the-world-unite-can-silicon-valley-workers-curb-the-power-of-big-tech#img-2
Congress asks tech to face hard truths about Russian meddling: https://www.wired.com/story/congress-asks-tech-to-face-hard-truths-about-russian-meddling/?mbid=social_twitter
Senators Press Facebook Over Russian Misinformation Campaign: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/us/politics/russia-technology-facebook.html?_r=0