Category Archives: Clips

Uber and Lyft drivers protest low pay and opaque policies

As IPOs loom for both ride-share giants, workers are striking and protesting in L.A., San Francisco, and San Diego over declining pay and lack of transparency. (Read on Fast Company)

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Meet the women making “personal flying machines” a reality

The $2 million GoFly competition encourages mad scientists and daredevils to come as close as possible to Star Wars’s light cycles, James Bond’s jetpack, Marty McFly’s hoverboard, or any other flying dream. (Read on Fast Company)

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Meet the Google engineer getting its workers ready to strike

Google engineer Liz Fong-Jones raised over $100,000 in three hours to support striking workers, then doubled it with her own contribution. (Read more on Fast Company.)

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This tech CEO is offering a $1 million donation to inspire tech companies to help fight homelessness

The CEO of the booming startup Twilio will put $1 million of company’s money toward alleviating homeless problems, urging other tech leaders to pony up, too. (Fast Company)

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This incredibly simple privacy app helps protect your phone from snoops with one click

Forgoing the default DNS server that your ISP provides and using an alternate one like Cloudflare’s (or others) makes it a lot harder for your ISP to log all the sites you go to. (Read on Fast Company)

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Silicon Valley voters just demanded that tech companies be responsible for their communities

Three Bay Area cities approved new taxes to help even out the income divide. They may inspire a movement across the state and country. (Fast Company)

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NASA astronauts will get to use this extraterrestrial supercomputer

With three or four months before the system gets a ride back to Earth for more testing, NASA decided to put the system, an HPE Apollo 4000-series enterprise server, to work doing real science experiments on the ISS. (Fast Company)

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The dirty political fight to get tech’s richest companies to give less than 1% to the homeless

A ballot initiative that would tax the city’s biggest companies to fund housing services has become an ethical litmus test for technology leaders. (Read on Fast Company)

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Here are Twitter’s new experiments in driving conversation

Twitter wants to make it easier for users to talk to each other—and it’s investigating ways to do that, from color-coded tweets to custom status messages. (Read More)

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Big Brother is being increasingly outsourced to Silicon Valley, says report

Immigrant and privacy activists are detailing the involvement of big tech–especially Amazon–with the military, ICE, and local law enforcement. (Fast Company)

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