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In Technology Field, Minorities Have Degrees, but Don’t Get Hired Accordingly

Businesspeople talking in server room (Photo: Getty Images/Creatas RF)
Businesspeople talking in server room
(Photo: Getty Images/Creatas RF)

Top universities turn out black and Hispanic computer science and computer engineering graduates at twice the rate that leading technology companies hire them, a USA TODAY analysis shows.

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Pastor Jamal Bryant Wants You to Be Aware of Social Media Fraudulents

Pastor Jamal Bryant
Pastor Jamal Bryant

Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant released this special message on Facebook:

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Facebook’s Snapchat-like “Slingshot” App Now Available

Slingshot
Slingshot

The worst-kept secret in social networking arrives today in the U.S.: Facebook’s Slingshot app is now available for iOS and Android owners. Continue reading “Facebook’s Snapchat-like “Slingshot” App Now Available”

Ohio Woman Sues Hospital After Her Medical Record Was Posted to Facebook

University of Cincinnati Medical Center
University of Cincinnati Medical Center

An Ohio woman whose medical record was posted to Facebook, revealing her name and a syphilis diagnosis, has sued the hospital where she was treated and the worker who accessed her information.

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Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Employ Encryption for Emails to Foil Surveillance

Google says a majority of its email traffic is now encrypted. / AP
Google says a majority of its email traffic is now encrypted. / AP

The volume of email cloaked in encryption technology is rapidly rising as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and other major Internet companies try to shield their users’ online communications from government spies and other snoops. Continue reading “Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Microsoft Employ Encryption for Emails to Foil Surveillance”

What Age Group is Really Responsible for Starting the Most New Businesses?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Entrepreneurship is a young man’s hustle. This is a notion that’s been held by many for years. We’ve all heard the stories about the 20-something year-old tech geniuses who built multi-million dollar corporations from their garages before they turned thirty. Continue reading “What Age Group is Really Responsible for Starting the Most New Businesses?”

Google says Lack of Diversity in its Staff is a “Problem”, Vows to Make-Up for It

Thirty percent of Google’s employees are women, the company said, a figure that’s 17 percentage points less than the representation of women in the full United States workforce. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Thirty percent of Google’s employees are women, the company said, a figure that’s 17 percentage points less than the representation of women in the full United States workforce. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Google Inc. (GOOG:US) turned the spotlight onto the diversity of its workforce, saying that the composition of its staff “is not where it needs to be.” Continue reading “Google says Lack of Diversity in its Staff is a “Problem”, Vows to Make-Up for It”

NASA Takes “Global Selfie” of Earth

NASA's 2014 #GlobalSelfie of Earth, a mosaic of 36,422 individual photos taken on Earth Day all around the world. (PHOTO CREDIT: NASA)
NASA’s 2014 #GlobalSelfie of Earth, a mosaic of 36,422 individual photos taken on Earth Day all around the world. (PHOTO CREDIT: NASA)

It took 36,422 individual photos from 113 countries around the world to create NASA’s 2014 “global selfie” — an interactive, composite picture of our planet.

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Facebook Reportedly Developing Snapchat-like App Called “Slingshot”

Snapchat
Snapchat

Snapchat might just have pressed on the patience of Mark Zuckererg as it has been reported that Mark is looking after the development of an “ephemeral messaging” app called Slingshot, which could be launched to counter Snapchat, may be in retaliation for the rejection of $3.2 billion offer. Snapchat is one of the popular picture and video sharing and social messaging app, which deletes the messages in 10 seconds after watching. Continue reading “Facebook Reportedly Developing Snapchat-like App Called “Slingshot””

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