Category: Human

Human Capital: Moving away from ‘master/slave’ terminology
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Human Capital: Moving away from ‘master/slave’ terminology

TGIF, am I right? Welcome back to Human Capital, where we explore some of the latest news in labor, diversity and inclusion in tech. This week, we’re looking at the use of “master/slave” terminology in computer programming and the current state of gig workers in California. Human Capital will soon be available as a weekly…

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Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden
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Human Capital: The Black founder’s burden

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack all-things diversity, inclusion and labor in tech. This week, we’re looking at Google’s internal message board problem, as well as some highlights from TechCrunch Disrupt, where I had the pleasure of chatting with actress, producer and tech investor Kerry Washington about her investment strategy and her thoughts…

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Human Capital: ‘People were afraid of being critical with me’
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Human Capital: ‘People were afraid of being critical with me’

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we break down the latest in labor, diversity and inclusion in tech. This week, we’re looking at the launch of the Diversity Riders initiative in venture capital and how it can go further, Instacart’s labor practices and some alternative, more inclusive approaches to running a startup. Also, Y Combinator…

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Human Capital: What’s next in Uber and Lyft’s court battle and a look at board diversity in Silicon Valley
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Human Capital: What’s next in Uber and Lyft’s court battle and a look at board diversity in Silicon Valley

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack the latest in diversity, equity and inclusion, and labor issues in the tech industry. In this week’s edition, we’re looking at the latest in Uber and Lyft’s court battle to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors, Pinterest’s well-timed announcement of a Black board member, overall board…

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Human Capital: A timeline of Uber and Lyft’s fight against AB 5 and Pinterest’s fall from grace
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Human Capital: A timeline of Uber and Lyft’s fight against AB 5 and Pinterest’s fall from grace

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we look at all things labor and diversity, equity and inclusion. This week, Uber and Lyft’s legal battle against a California law pertaining to independent contractors continued. As of right now, it’s looking like Uber and Lyft are going to temporarily cease operations in California next week if they…

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Human Rights Groups: Fashion Brands Using Chinese Slave Cotton
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Human Rights Groups: Fashion Brands Using Chinese Slave Cotton

Nearly 200 global human rights and labor groups launched a campaign Thursday demanding companies stop profiting from China’s enslaved ethnic minorities, noting that “virtually the entire apparel industry is tainted by forced Uyghur and Turkic Muslim labour.” The group, calling itself the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region, pointed out that over 80…

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Human Rights Campaign Erases Biology in ‘Transgender Safer Sex’ Guide
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Human Rights Campaign Erases Biology in ‘Transgender Safer Sex’ Guide

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) effectively erased biological facts in its latest “Transgender Safer Sex” guide, redefining basic body parts and assigning “vagina” as a term used to describe the genitals of biological males who “have had bottom surgery.” The HRC, in a “safer sex guide for transgender and gender expansive people,” redefined basic biological…

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PS5 in the Wild Spotted with a Human – and It’s Huge
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PS5 in the Wild Spotted with a Human – and It’s Huge

An unverified image purportedly shows a PS5 console held by Sony technicians in a factory. The image allegedly comes from an internal communications leak and shows no signs of manipulation. The PS5 on display is massive, and is nearly as large as the holder’s torso. Although we’ve seen the PS5 in flattering promotional shots courtesy…

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