Today’s Tech Sightings:
Ride-hailing app Uber, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful ventures, is in full damage control after engineer Susan Fowler, who left Uber in December, recently described a long-standing culture of gender discrimination and harassment. In an in-depth look, the New York Times says that includes groping, slurs and even threats of violence.
Google.org has renewed its commitment to reducing racial disparity in the U.S. criminal justice system with an additional $11.5 million. That’s on top of $3 million granted last year to 10 racial justice groups. Now Google.org has to identify the recipients of the new grant, half of which is focused on data science and transparency. The other half goes to new models of reform in the criminal justice system.
If you are trying to save the remaining vestiges of your privacy in an increasingly-connected world, there are still a few things you can do. Writer Fahmida Y. Rashid offers some useful tips to users who don’t mind the extra work to help them weed out their personal information from people finder sites.
- Users Trying to Delete Uber Get Message About Sexual Harassment Scandal
- Indian Startup Founders Take 100 Percent Pay Cut as They Slash Jobs
- Cybercriminals Cash in on Vulnerable WordPress Websites
- Amid Cyberattacks, ISPs Try to Clean Up the Internet
- Half of All Websites Are Now Encrypted
- Private PCs in the UK Full of End-of-life Programs
- Tech Breakthroughs Take a Backseat in Upcoming Apple iPhone Launch
- Ubuntu Touch Finds Home on Conflict-free, Fair-trade, User-maintainable Handset
- Chat App Viber to Launch in-app Shopping Feature