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Facebook Adds Blackface to List of Prohibited Content It Might Get Around to Enforcing

A month after Facebook reached a breaking point with civil rights leaders over its failures to police its platform for racist and hateful content, the social media behemoth has announced some changes to hate speech policies. Going forward, Facebook will prohibit certain depictions of blackface and content suggesting…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Policy, Hate Speech, Blackface, Moderation, Facebook Adds Blackface


Dear Sophie: How can we sponsor H-1B transfers and extensions?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card? A...
Tags: Work, Startups, TC, Column, California, Government, Tech, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Newark, Lawyers, H-1b Visa, Sophie, Alcorn, Department of Labor


The robots occupying our sidewalks

Haben Girma Contributor Share on Twitter Haben Girma is an internationally acclaimed disability justice lawyer and the author of the memoir, "Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law." The robot, shaped like a large cooler on wheels, zipped along somewhere ahead of me. My left hand clasped the smooth leather harness of my German shepherd guide dog. “Mylo, forward.” The speed of his four short legs complemented the ...
Tags: Transportation, Column, Opinion, Tech, Diversity, Accessibility, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, Netflix, Mobility, Robotics, Ada, Americans with Disabilities Act, Starship Technologies, Ackerman, Starship


Reddit CEO defends allowing Trump ads ahead of presidential election

Reddit is gearing up to run ads for President Donald Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential election despite concerns from employees, TechCrunch has learned. Reddit CEO Steve Huffman addressed some of these employee concerns during an all-hands meeting last week, viewed by TechCrunch. “I know for many of you, [Trump] is simply a symbol of hate and there’s no getting around that — what he represents,” Huffman said. “And as a result, many of you have very real anger towards him or fear of where t...
Tags: TC, Tech, Diversity, Policy, Reddit, Alexis Ohanian, Donald Trump, Steve Huffman, Trump, Huffman, Michael Seibel, Techcrunch Include


Trump administration announces major midband spectrum auction for 5G

5G is increasingly coming into focus as a set of technologies that has the potential to dramatically expand the quality, bandwidth, and range of wireless connectivity. One of the major blocks to actually rolling out these technologies though is simply spectrum: there just isn’t enough of it available for private use. 5G needs spectrum at very low frequencies to penetrate buildings and increase range, and it also needs high frequencies to support the huge bandwidth that future applications will r...
Tags: Mobile, Hardware, Fcc, Congress, Government, White House, China, Defense, America, Tech, Policy, United States, Iowa, Wireless, Aws, Nebraska


Beware bankers talking TikTok

The next few weeks is going to be a critical time for ByteDance-owned TikTok. The company is weeks away from a ban signed by President Trump, and while the company is expected to sue the U.S. federal government this week to block it, clearly the company’s future has at least storm clouds on the horizon. Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat That has led to massive speculation about who might purchase TikTok and save it from its precarious s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Social, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Microsoft, Government, Softbank, Satya Nadella, US, Tech, Policy, Tencent, Trump


COVID-19 adds a new health care gap: internet disparity

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) targets older ethnic and racial minorities with lethal precision, establishing irrefutable evidence that inequality kills. Nearly one-third of those who have died from COVID are Black, while Blacks represent about 14% of the population in the areas analyzed. In Chicago, 78.6% of COVID-related deaths were age 60 or more. While ethnic and […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Chicago, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent

Trump escalates his campaign against Chinese tech companies, Facebook extends work from home until the middle of 2021 and Netflix adds support for Hindi. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 7, 2020. The big story: Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat Both orders will take effect in 45 days, but its specific impact is unclear since Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will apparently not identify what transactions are covered until then. This c...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, India, US, Tech, Policy, Netflix, United States, Commerce, Tencent, Donald Trump, Intel Capital, Trump, Don, U S District Court


Health care, we have a problem

“I live and die by waveforms and not just a snippet.  I need to see the entire waveform and what led to an event to determine an intervention or root cause.” The intensive care specialist told me this with desperation in his voice. He’s the one who has to tell families that their loved one […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program

One of the best kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early stage founders and inventors — and all you have to do is ask. Well, there’s a bit more to it than that, so here’s a guide to getting in the door of the massive Small Business Innovation Research program. First, as a bit of background: SBIR is a large network of programs, spread across a dozen federal agencies and the military, established some 40 years ago ...
Tags: TC, Finance, Government, Funding, Defense, America, Tech, Nasa, Policy, Noaa, Epa, Defense Department, Department Of Energy, Health And Human Services, Jpl, Company


Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong

Liz O'Sullivan Contributor Share on Twitter Liz O’Sullivan is a co-founder and VP of Commercial at Arthur, an AI monitoring and explainability company. She is also Technology Director of STOP, the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, where she fights the ever-growing threat of technology-enabled surveillance. John P. Dickerson Contributor Share on Twitter ...
Tags: TC, Column, Science, Developer, Opinion, Wikipedia, Tech, Diversity, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Policy, New York Times, Reddit, Machine Learning, Api, Black Lives Matter


Trump signs executive orders banning transactions with TikTok and WeChat

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with Tencent-owned WeChat, a messaging app that is ubiquitous in China, but has a much smaller presence than TikTok in the United States, where it is used mainly by members of the Chinese diaspora. Both orders will take effect in 45 days. INBOX: @realDonaldTrump has sig...
Tags: Travel, TC, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, White House, China, US, Policy, Beijing, United States, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Trump


Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok owner ByteDance and Tencent’s WeChat

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with Tencent-owned WeChat, a messaging app that is ubiquitous in China, but has a much smaller presence than TikTok in the United States, where it is used mainly by members of the Chinese diaspora. Both orders will take effect in 45 days, but (and this is a key point) th...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, White House, China, Softbank, US, Tech, Policy, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party


Trump signs orders banning US business with TikTok and WeChat parent Tencent

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday banning transactions with ByteDance, the parent company of popular app TikTok . The White House also announced that he signed a similar order banning transactions with Tencent-owned WeChat, a messaging app that is ubiquitous in China, but has a much smaller presence than TikTok in the United States, where it is used mainly by members of the Chinese diaspora. Both orders will take effect in 45 days. INBOX: @realDonaldTrump has sig...
Tags: TC, Apps, Asia, Microsoft, White House, China, Softbank, US, Tech, Policy, Beijing, United States, Commerce, Tencent, WeChat, Chinese communist party


Daily Crunch: Twitter and Facebook take action against Trump

Facebook and Twitter are taking a stronger stand against pandemic misinformation, we preview the latest version of macOS and a mental health startup raises $50 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 6, 2020. The big story: Twitter, Facebook take action against Trump misinformation Facebook and Twitter both took action against a post from President Donald Trump and his campaign featuring a clip from a Fox News interview in which he misleadingly described children as “almost immune” to...
Tags: Apple, Social, Facebook, Twitter, UK, US, Tech, Intel, Policy, Fox News, Philadelphia, Michigan, Donald Trump, Venrock, Trump, Twitter Facebook


Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly speak to public officials and representatives,” the company wrote in the blog post announcing these changes. “This direct line of communication with leaders and officials has helped to democratize political discourse and increase transparency and accountability.” However, Twitter suggested that these labels are pa...
Tags: Social, Twitter, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Tech, Bbc, Policy, United States, United Kingdom, Npr, Donald Trump, United Nations Security Council, Trump, State, China France Russia


Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Loren Appin Contributor Share on Twitter Loren Appin is co-founder and COO of Fishbowl, a workplace social network bringing together professionals during the new era of remote work. The death of George Floyd and the recent Black Lives Matter protests have drawn widespread attention to the systemic racism within the United States. Millions of individuals across every state have come together to demand change. Yet, whether co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Maryland, Washington Post, Massachusetts, America, Tech, Diversity, Policy, United States, Missouri, Kansas, Kpmg, Louisiana


Twitter locked the Trump campaign out of its account for sharing COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter took action against the official Trump campaign Twitter account Wednesday, freezing @TeamTrump’s ability to tweet until it removed a video in which the president made misleading claims about the coronavirus. In the video clip, taken from a Wednesday morning Fox News interview, President Trump makes the unfounded assertion that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19. “If you look at children, children are almost — and I would almost say definitely — but almost immune from this dise...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Cdc, Government, Georgia, Policy, Fox News, Trump, Misinformation, Trump Administration, Betsy DeVos, President Trump, COVID-19, COVID


Facebook just took down a Trump post that claimed kids are immune to COVID-19

Facebook took down a video President Trump posted to his account Wednesday, citing its rules against false claims about the coronavirus. The decision to remove the video signals a new direction for Facebook, which has been taking incremental steps recently to distance itself from the perception that the company deliberately turns a blind eye to the president’s potentially harmful behavior. The video in question was a clip from a Fox News segment from Wednesday morning in which the president make...
Tags: Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Tech, Policy, Fox News, Trump, Misinformation, Trump Twitter, TechCrunch Twitter, Trump Administration, President Trump, Facebook Trump, Facebook Misinformation, Liz Bourgeois


Instagram’s hashtag searches gave Trump better treatment than Biden

Instagram apparently handled searches for popular hashtags related to the two presidential candidates differently, pointing Joe Biden search queries toward often negative related hashtags while making no such suggestions in corresponding searches pertaining to President Trump. A new report by the Tech Transparency Project details the strange platform behavior. In the report, the tech watchdog compared searches for 20 popular hashtags related to the Trump and Biden campaigns and found that rel...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Instagram, Buzzfeed, Tech, Joe Biden, Policy, Algorithms, Biden, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Trump, Twitter Instagram, 2020 Election, Algorithmic Bias, Ryan Mac


Physicians of America, unite! You don’t have to work for hospitals.

A recent report by Merritt Hawkins, the physician recruiting firm, includes two key revelations about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on physicians: Merritt Hawkins’ searches on behalf of prospective employers have dropped by 30 percent since March 31, and up to 35 percent of practices in some markets might soon close because of their […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, America, Policy, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Merritt Hawkins, Hospital-Based Medicine, CRNA


Technologists: Consider Canada

Tim Bray Contributor Share on Twitter Tim Bray is a software technologist based in Vancouver, B.C. and a former vice president and Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Iain Klugman Contributor Iain Klugman is CEO of Communitech, an innovation hub in Waterloo, Ontario, and a signatory to the Tech for Good Declaration. America’s technology industry, radiating brillianc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Column, Publishing, Opinion, Washington, Government, Toronto, America, Tech, Policy, Canada, United States, Silicon Valley, Vancouver


Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Share on Twitter Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor A few words for DHS agents who have no intention of becoming immigration wh...
Tags: Travel, Startups, TC, Column, Labor, California, Government, China, India, Diversity, Dhs, Policy, Silicon Valley, Green Cards, Hiring, H-1b Visa


Economists show how welfare programs can turn a "profit"

A recently published study suggests that some welfare programs more than pay for themselves. It is one of the first major reviews of welfare programs to measure so many by a single metric. The findings will likely inform future welfare reform and encourage debate on how to grade success. How do you decide if a government program is doing well? Do you look at how many people it helps? Do you consider its efficiency? Perhaps it has a particular gauge limited to its focus area that can be used? If ...
Tags: Politics, Government, America, Economics, Policy, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Innovation, Welfare, Nathaniel Hendren, Ben Sprung Keyser


US tech needs a pivot to survive

James Stranko Contributor James Stranko is a writer and independent advisor to American tech companies expanding abroad. He was on the founding team of Fuel, McKinsey’s practice serving VC firms and pre-IPO tech leaders. Daire Hickey Contributor Share on Twitter Daire Hickey is managing partner of 150Bond, a strategic advisory firm based between New York and Dublin, and co-founder of ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, TC, Column, Europe, New York, Privacy, Opinion, Government, China, Germany, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Policy


A Southern California outbreak highlights failures of the American health care system

As CNN and other outlets report, rates of COVID-19 have been overwhelming Imperial County, California, for the past two months. Bordered to the west by San Diego County, to the east by Arizona, and to the south by Mexico, the rate of new infections and deaths are higher here than anywhere else in California. Local […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, California, Mexico, Cnn, Policy, Arizona, Infectious Disease, San Diego County, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, Imperial County California, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns being attached to the proposal from multiple quarters. This means the deal is on ice for a period of time that could last until early December. The Commission said it has 90 working days to take a decision on the acquisition — so until December 9, 2020. Commenting on opening an “in-depth investigation” i...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Facebook, Wearables, Internet Of Things, Europe, Privacy, Congress, US, Tech, Eu, European Union, Smartphones, Whatsapp, Policy


Stop using false public health claims to attack immigrants

Earlier this summer, the Trump administration announced new rules that would eliminate asylum eligibility for people arriving from countries where COVID-19 is “prevalent,” even if they are fleeing for their lives. This is the latest in a string of anti-immigrant policies being pushed forward during the pandemic under the guise of public health. As physicians […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Policy, Trump, PA NP, Public Health & Policy, CRNA


Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 3, 2020. Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality This weekend, Microsoft confirmed reports that it’s in talks to acquire TikTok, the popular mobile video app currently owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It sounds like the outcome of those talks may ultimately have less to do with Microsoft and m...
Tags: Google, Social, Mobile, Facebook, Spacex, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Policy, Netflix, United States, Treasury, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump


What Microsoft should demand in exchange for its ‘payment’ to the US government for TikTok

In one of the crazier news stories (and in 2020, that is saying something), President Donald Trump said today during a media availability event that in order for the U.S. government to sign off on a potential Microsoft/TikTok deal, “a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the Treasury of the United States,” based on my colleague Alex Wilhelm’s rough transcript. Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price That seems nearly impossible to a...
Tags: Facebook, Apps, Microsoft, California, Government, China, Satya Nadella, US, Tech, Policy, United States, Treasury, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc