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Gapsquare, a pioneer of machine learning into gender pay disparity, is acquired by XpertHR

Inequalities between women and men in the workplace have been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to persist in the near future, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). The World Economic Forum estimates globally it will take 267.6 years to close the gender gap in economic participation and opportunity. So it’s even more crucial that the global gender and ethnicity pay gap be ‘squared away’ by entrepreneurs passionate about the issue. Gapsquare, a UK startup...
Tags: TC, Europe, Misogyny, UK, Articles, Entrepreneur, Tech, Serco, United Kingdom, Gartner, Vodafone, Venture Capital, The Guardian, Scott Walker, Machine Learning, Bristol


Wuhan to Test Everyone for Covid-19 Again After 7 New Cases Detected

At least seven new cases of covid-19 has been detected over the past two days in Wuhan, China prompting city officials to declare that everyone in the city will be tested for coronavirus. Again.Read more...
Tags: Health, Science, Articles, Wuhan, Pandemics, Lindsey Graham, Wuhan China, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Covid 19, Contemporary history, Covid 19 Pandemic, Variants Of Sars Cov 2, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Pandemic In The United States, Sars Cov 2 Delta Variant


Crypto Industry Still Angry At Part of Senate Infrastructure Bill Increasing IRS Reporting Requirements

The cryptocurrency lobby won some major concessions in the $1 trillion infrastructure bill just approved on a bipartisan basis in the Senate, the New York Times reported on Monday, but are still pressing for more.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, Senate, Articles, Joe Biden, Bitcoin, New York Times, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Decentralization, Ron Wyden, Financial Technology, Pat Toomey, Business Finance, Kristin Smith, Payment Systems


'The Situation Is Very Serious': Ransomware Hackers Hobble Covid-19 Vaccinations in Italy

A series of cyberattacks has disrupted COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy’s Lazio region—a large area that encompasses the nation’s capital, Rome.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Crime, Articles, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Social Issues, Italy, Vaccination, Lazio, Computer Security, Rome Read, Amato, Nicola Zingaretti, Alessio


Smoke From Siberian Wildfires Has Reached the North Pole

Siberia is a famously cold place. But since May, it’s been extremely hot and extremely on fire. Those wildfires are so extreme that they’ve sent smoke streaming to the North Pole, and the plume is expected to reach Canada later this week.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Canada, Air Pollution, Pollution, Siberia, Wildfire, North Pole, Natural Environment, Fire Prevention, Climate Forcing, Disaster Accident, Holdover Fire, Ecological Succession


The World's Blackest Ink Will Make Your Doodles Look Like Empty Voids on the Page

Outside of military and aerospace applications, there’s not yet a lot of practical uses for the incredibly black paints created in research labs, unless you consider recreating the slapstick comedy of a Looney Tunes cartoon in real life an important application. But there’s no denying these non-reflective paints look…Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Ink, Materials, Carbon Nanotubes, Matter, Anish Kapoor, Shades of Black, Vantablack, Emerging Technologies, Carbon Nanotube, Vanta, Refractory Materials


Zoom reaches $85M settlement in ‘Zoombombing’ lawsuit

Zoom has agreed to pay $85 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the video conferencing giant of violating users’ privacy by sharing their data with third parties without permission and enabling “Zoombombing” incidents. Zoombombing, a term coined by TechCrunch last year as its usage exploded because of the pandemic, describes unapproved attendees entering and disrupting Zoom calls by sharing offensive imagery, using backgrounds to spread hateful messages, or spouting slurs and profanities. Th...
Tags: Google, Security, Startups, Facebook, Apps, Privacy, California, US, Articles, Linkedin, Software, United States, Computing, San Jose, Video Conferencing, Zoom


Finite State lands $30M Series B to help uncover security flaws in device firmware

Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30M in Series B funding.   The funding lands amid increased focus on the less-secure elements in an organizations’ supply chain, such as Internet of Things devices and embedded systems. The problem, Finite State says, is largely fueled by device firmware, the foundational software that often includes components sourced from third-party vendors or open-s...
Tags: Security, Startups, Internet Of Things, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Funding, Articles, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Management, Ceo, Open Source Software, Computing, Huawei, Columbus, Qualcomm


Industrial cybersecurity startup Nozomi Networks secures $100M in pre-IPO funding

Nozomi Networks, an industry cybersecurity startup that aims to shield critical infrastructure from cyberattacks, has raised $100 million in pre-IPO funding.   The Series D funding round was led by Triangle Peak Partners, and also includes investment from a number of equipment, security, service provider and go-to-market companies including Honeywell Ventures, Keysight Technologies and Porsche Digital.   This funding comes at a critical time for the company. Cyberattacks on industrial control ...
Tags: Security, Energy, Internet Of Things, Technology, Australia, Funding, Articles, Tech, Malware, Dhs, Cybercrime, Mining, Canada, United States, Cyberattack, Porsche


Disney Is Mandating Its U.S. Employees Get Vaccinated

In response to renewed concerns about the ongoing covid-19 pandemic and the spread of the delta variant, Disney is taking a major step to ensure that all of its U.S. employees are guarded against the virus.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Medicine, Labor, Disney, Articles, Vaccination, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, The Walt Disney Company, Scarlet Johansson, Covid 19 Vaccine, Health Medical Pharma, Covid 19 Vaccination In Indonesia, Mandating Its US, Draftemployers Requiring Jabs


81 Million Americans Are Suffering Under Heat Watches and Warnings

Extreme heat is blanketing a huge portion of the country, save those in the Great Lakes and New England (you lucky, lucky bastards). A staggering 81 million are living in areas under some form of heat warning from the National Weather Service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Meteorology, Great Lakes, Extreme Weather, New England, Heat Wave, Excessive Heat Warning, Physical Geography, Weather Hazards, Atmospheric Thermodynamics, Wet Bulb Temperature, Torridness, Heat Dome


A Congressman Just Introduced Legislation for a Four-Day Workweek

It turns out some Members of Congress despise the five-day workweek as much as the rest of us. This week, Rep. Mark Takano of California introduced groundbreaking legislation meant to make four-day workweeks the norm in the US, instead of the Monday-through-Friday grind full-time workers have learned to accept as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Labor, Congress, California, US, Articles, Economy, Labor Rights, Overtime, John Mcdonnell, Full Time Job, Labor Relations, Wages and Salaries, Fair Labor Standards Act, Mark Takano, Working time


Calendly CEO Tope Awotona is joining us at Disrupt 2021

It all seems so simple. Instead of the dreaded back-and-forth on email, what if there was a solution that helped two parties (or multiple parties) schedule a call or a hangout? Calendly was born out of that question. Today, the company is worth more than $3 billion, according to reports, and has more than 10 million users. The growth of the product is insane, with more than 1,000% growth from last year. But that kind of success doesn’t come without hard work and dedication. To hear more about ...
Tags: TC, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Articles, Tech, Atlanta, Ceo, Economy, Private Equity, Stewart Butterfield, TechCrunch, Startup Company, Startup Alley, Chamath Palihapitiya, Startup Battlefield, Calendly


Top 5 Places to Try to Escape Societal Collapse

Everybody needs a plan to survive the zombie apocalypse, climate apocalypse, financial apocalypse, or all of the above. You need your shotgun, your go-bags, and your pickup truck but mostly you just need a good place to hide out while all the shit goes down—a refuge from systemic, global collapse. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, World, Iceland, Countries, The Lord Of The Rings, Technological Change, Renewable Resource, Renewable Energy Technology, Low Carbon Economy, Member States Of The United Nations, Island Countries


6 Surreal Images Showing Rare Snowfall in Tropical Brazil

Snow has fallen in Brazil, an extremely rare event for the tropical country. Thanks to an intense cold snap, snow or freezing rain fell in at least 43 Brazilian cities on Wednesday and Thursday, according to weather service Climatempo.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Winter, Articles, Snow, Nature, Brazil, Meteorology, Frost, Blizzards, Scott Duncan, Ice Storms, Cold Wave, Tropical Brazil


Case Mod Friday: Mini Black & Gold Build

This week for Case Mod Friday we have another sleek build done inside the Antec Striker chassis! This one has a black and gold theme which we love! The post Case Mod Friday: Mini Black & Gold Build appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Articles, Striker, Antec, Case Mod Friday, Case Mods, Modding, PC Mods, Bascom, Mini Black Gold Build


Amazon to Appeal Record $886 Million Fine Over Advertising Practices

Amazon says it intends to challenge a record $886 million fine imposed by a European Union privacy regulator over what the company says are perceived privacy violations related to its advertising technology. Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Articles, European Union, Social Issues, Data Protection, Wall Street Journal, Data Security, Digital Rights, General Data Protection Regulation, Privacy Law, Business Finance, Right To Privacy, Information Privacy


Last day to snag early bird passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

Don’t miss your chance to experience TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — the startup world’s must-attend event of the season — for less than $100. Why not get the best ROI of your time while simultaneously learning about the latest industry trends and mining for opportunities that can take your startup to new levels of success? Disrupt takes place on September 21-23, but the early-bird deal expires today, July 30 at 11:59 pm (PT). Buy your Disrupt 2021 pass now and save. Let’s talk about what you’ll exper...
Tags: TC, Money, Finance, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Mining, United States, HashiCorp, TechStars, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Coinbase, TechCrunch, Duolingo, Mar Hershenson, Startup Company


The U.S.’s First-Ever Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Ban Is Even More Important Than It Seems

A refinery community in Washington passed a ban on constructing new fossil fuel infrastructure, becoming the first county in the U.S. to enact such a policy. It’s a policy exactly in line with what science has shown is necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Washington, Environment, Articles, Fuel, Energy industry, Fossil Fuels, Fossil fuel divestment, Energy Development, Oil Refinery, Energy Economics, Phillips 66, Pete Erickson, Resource Economics, Matt Krogh


Texas Governor Bans Mask Mandates as Republicans Embrace Death and Disease

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed an executive order Thursday night that bans local mask mandates used to fight the covid-19 pandemic, which has gotten worse in recent days thanks to the highly infectious delta variant of the virus. The executive order comes after Republicans in Congress staged a protest Thursday …Read more...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, Science, Medicine, Congress, Articles, Vaccine, Nancy Pelosi, Anthony Fauci, Greg Abbott, Kevin McCarthy, Covid 19 Pandemic, Face Masks During The Covid 19 Pandemic, Health Medical Pharma, National Responses To The Covid 19 Pandemic


Corporate America Is Building Its Own Surveillance State. Will the FTC Stop It?

Americans are used to hearing about what a great country they live in—how lucky they are to have been born in, or to have immigrated to, the United States. “American exceptionalism”—a phrase, funnily enough, coined by Joseph Stalin—is an idea that, on the whole, is still embedded in the country’s collective identity.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Politics, Science, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Articles, America, United States, Social Issues, Mlb, Joseph Stalin, Digital Rights, Equifax, Rohit Chopra, Internet Privacy


Here Are the 5 Major Regions Literally on Fire Right Now

Geologists have debated whether to call this era the anthropocene, a geological period where humans are the dominant force reshaping the planet rather than natural processes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fire, Articles, Nature, Wildfires, Wildfire, Santa, Costa Brava, All, Emergency Management, Natural Resources Canada, Diablo, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Yellowstone Fires


Tenderly raises $15.3M to help Ethereum developers ship decentralized apps faster

Blockchain infrastructure startups are heating up as industry fervor brings more developers and users to a space that still feels extremely young despite a heavy institutional embrace of the crypto space in 2021. The latest crypto startup to court the attention of venture capitalists is Tenderly, which builds a developer platform for Ethereum devs to monitor and test the smart contracts that power their decentralized apps. Tenderly CEO Andrej Bencic tells TechCrunch his startup has closed a $15....
Tags: TC, Technology, Finance, Articles, Tech, Ceo, Cryptography, Serbia, Andreessen Horowitz, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Ethereum, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Decentralization, Accel


Hackers Breach San Diego Hospital, Gaining Access to Patients'... Well, Uh, Everything

Cybercriminals recently hacked into the email accounts of staff at UC San Diego Health, potentially thieving extensive financial and medical information from its patients and employees.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Articles, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, San Diego, Phishing, Computer Security, UC San Diego, UC San Diego Health, Health Medical Pharma, Medical Record


John McAfee Virus Infects QAnon

The late John McAfee was a lot of things: a rumored rapist, murderer, and speed-fiend who somehow escaped prosecution, but also a libertarian cryptocurrency shark facing a Securities and Exchange Commission complaint and, of course, the founder of the security company bearing his name. Now, the Daily Beast reports, …Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Articles, Joe Biden, Human Behavior, Donald Trump, Securities And Exchange Commission, John Mcafee, Trumpism, Alt Right, McAfee, Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew Gordon, John F Kennedy Jr, 8chan, QAnon


Zuck Confirms Facebook's Smart Glasses Will Be Its Next Stab at Hardware

It’s been a while since we’ve heard about Facebook’s collaboration with Ray-Ban on a pair of augmented reality glasses. But in comments during an earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that no, he hasn’t forgotten about the device. It’ll actually be the company’s next hardware release.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Glasses, Science, Technology, Microsoft, Samsung, Articles, Eyewear, Augmented Reality, Razer, Science and Technology, Mixed Reality, Oppo


European Investment Fund puts $30M in Fabric Ventures’ new $130M digital assets fund

Despite their rich engineering talent, Blockchain entrepreneurs in the EU often struggle to find backing due to the dearth of large funds and investment expertise in the space. But a big move takes place at an EU level today, as the European Investment Fund makes a significant investment into a blockchain and digital assets venture fund. Fabric Ventures, a Luxembourg-based VC billed as backing the “Open Economy” has closed $130 million for its 2021 fund, $30 million of which is coming from the E...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Technology, China, US, Articles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Mysql, Paypal, United States, Computing, European Commission, Rpx


European Investment Fund puts $30M in Fabric Ventures’ new $120M digital assets fund

Despite their rich engineering talent, Blockchain entrepreneurs in the EU often struggle to find backing due to the dearth of large funds and investment expertise in the space. But a big move takes place at an EU level today, as the European Investment Fund makes a significant investment into a blockchain and digital assets venture fund. Fabric Ventures, a Luxembourg-based VC billed as backing the “Open Economy” has closed $120 million for its 2021 fund, $30 million of which is coming from the E...
Tags: Google, TC, Europe, Technology, China, US, Articles, Tech, Eu, European Union, Mysql, Paypal, United States, Computing, European Commission, Rpx


Ethereum Founder Donated $1 Billion to Fight Covid in India, but Only $20 Million Has Been Spent

The co-founder of the Ethereum blockchain, Vitalik Buterin, donated roughly $1 billion in a Shiba Inu-themed cryptocurrency to a covid-19 relief fund in India in May 2021. So far, according to Bloomberg, just $20 million or roughly 2% of the original commitment has made it to its donation.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, India, Narendra Modi, Articles, Bloomberg, Cryptocurrencies, Ethereum, Science and Technology, Blockchain, Dogecoin, Shiba Inu, Vitalik Buterin, Cointelegraph, Shib, Sandeep Nailwal


The Queen Really Hates Harry and Meghan’s Kid

Queen Elizabeth has endorsed reducing plastic pollution at Buckingham Palace, but it turns out the monarchy may not be taking a climate-friendly turn just yet. On Wednesday, the Guardian published a scathing report detailing how the Queen spent months quietly lobbying Scottish ministers to exempt her private land from…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Scotland, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Buckingham Palace, Harry, Energy Policy, Countries, Elizabeth, Meghan, Parliament of Canada, Paul Wheelhouse, British Monarchy, 100 Renewable Energy