Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Google deletes 60 apps, many aimed at kids, that showed porn ads

Google has deleted several dozen apps — many of them aimed at kids — after a security firm found that they contain malware that...

Former Google engineer: Company shut down pro-diversity discussions

On the same week Google was sued by a couple of former employees who accuse it of quashing conservative viewpoints, another former Google engineer...

Off topic: Chimp families, pom-poms, space events, making use of Yelp reviews

The Great Ape Dictionary asks: Can you tell if chimpanzees are related by looking at their photos? The history of the pom-pom, that “small...

Elon Musk says no sex at ‘boring’ party reportedly hosted by VC Steve Jurvetson

One of the supposedly wild Silicon Valley parties mentioned in an excerpt for an upcoming book called “Brotopia” was hosted by famous VC Steve...

Twitter is latest target of right-wing Project Veritas

For Twitter, this week has brought the attack of the right wing. First, it was sued by a banned far-right news blogger who claims...

Off topic: Museum of Ice Cream’s sprinkles, toll-free numbers, ‘tea’ history, long-lasting cars

The Museum of Ice Cream: It’s all fun and games and Instagrammable moments until the fake sprinkles are deemed an environmental hazard. A history...

Survey: Half of women in STEM jobs say they’ve felt discrimination

A new survey from Pew has this headline: “Women and Men in STEM Often at Odds Over Workplace Equity.” No kidding. As Silicon Valley’s...

Off topic: Bookselling, passport power, find your lookalike, palindrome fun

The man who invented bookselling as we know it had some things in common with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos. The world’s most powerful passport, once...

Twitter sued by suspended far-fight blogger who claims free-speech violations

In another example of a conservative accusing a Silicon Valley company of discrimination and suppression of speech, a far-right blogger suspended by Twitter has...

Off topic: Making emojis, ancient practical jokers, fake airport codes, Dogecoin

A peek into how emojis are born — some of them have a long gestation period. Those Romans were such practical jokers. LOL and...

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