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Apple Says All Bugs in Latest Wikileaks Documents Have Been Fixed

FILE – In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at the Apple Store on Michigan Avenue during the release of the Apple iPhone 7 and the latest Apple Watches, in Chicago. New documents from WikiLeaks, posted Thursday, March 23, 2017, point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers such that the exploits persist even after the devices are reset to factory conditions. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but they are playing down the threat to typical users. The techniques typically require physical access to devices, something the CIA would only use for individuals it is targeting. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

Apple said purported hacking vulnerabilities disclosed by WikiLeaks this week have all been fixed in recent iPhones and Mac computers. Continue reading “Apple Says All Bugs in Latest Wikileaks Documents Have Been Fixed”

Report: Uber Employees Charged With Boosting Diversity Were Denied Access to Diversity Info

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Recruiters at Uber Technologies Inc. are allegedly unable to access demographic information about the company’s employees as attempts have been made to increase diversity. Bloomberg, citing individuals in the know about Uber’s hiring procedure, reported on Friday that the recruiters “found it difficult” to do their jobs “without demographic data” on the current workforce. Bloomberg also reported that the company’s female software engineers have asked for diversity information and have been told that it was not being tracked. Some employees allegedly began compiling data themselves “in an attempt to determine which managers seemed friendliest to women,” a former employee told Bloomberg. Liane Hornsey, Uber’s HR chief, said the company’s first diversity report will be issued next week. “We’re spending a good deal of time reflecting on what will lead to true diversity and inclusion,” Hornsey told Bloomberg. “Clearly, this matter a lot to all of us and must underpin everything we do—it’s the foundation of positive cultural change.” At least six members of the recruiting team have reportedly left the company over the last year and a half.

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SOURCE: The Daily Beast Cheat Sheet

Instagram to Start Blurring Photos it Deems ‘Offensive’

Instagram is the latest internet company to step up efforts to hide content from users, implementing an automatic blur feature for images it deems “offensive”. Continue reading “Instagram to Start Blurring Photos it Deems ‘Offensive’”

Nearly 40% of Jobs in U.S. Could be Taken Over by Robots Within 15 Years

More than a third of U.S. jobs could be at “high risk” of automation by the early 2030s, a percentage that’s greater than in Britain, Germany and Japan, according to a report released Friday. Continue reading “Nearly 40% of Jobs in U.S. Could be Taken Over by Robots Within 15 Years”

Uber CEO Tells Jesse Jackson Company Will Make Diversity a Top Priority

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick vowed to make diversity and inclusion a top priority at his company in a sit down with civil rights leader Jesse Jackson.

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Charter Pledges Four-Year Plan to Add 20,000 Jobs and Invest $25 Billion in Infrastructure

The latest company to deliver good job creation news from the Oval Office: Charter Communications.

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Elon Musk Gives Updates on Tesla Model 3

If you’re one of the many thousands of individuals who put your $1,000 down to get in line for a Tesla Model 3, right now you’re probably champing at the bit for any and all news about the thing that you can get. Elon Musk took to Twitter this morning with a few updates, and while there isn’t much in the way salient details, these updates might be enough to keep your whistle wet until the Model 3 properly goes into production this year.

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This Elevating Car Can Drive Over Cars in Trafffic

All of us who’ve ever been stuck in traffic have fantasized about the ability to press a button and magically avoid the bottleneck.

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Tech Giants Bidding for Streaming Rights to Thursday Night NFL Games

The National Football League has another combine going: the one for streaming rights to its Thursday Night Football games.

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