Tech

22 Aug 2019

Google Employees Refuse to Work With ICE or Border Protection Agencies

1293 Google and employees and 79 other supporters have pledged publicly not to support US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), ICE, or Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) with any infrastructure, funding, or engineering resources, directly or indirectly, until they stop engaging in human rights abuse

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
19 Aug 2019

EasyPost’s CEO is SF’s Top Trump Donor. Activists are Calling for Boycott.

Yesterday I received a press release from Michael Petrelis, one of San Francisco’s most colorful activists. Michael helped organize the protest against SoulCycle the other week and he’s also the one who got all the SF fire stations to open their bathrooms for public use. Today (Monday 8/19) there will be

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
19 Aug 2019

How to Use Tech for Activism

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. It’s also why we’re

Guest Writer 0
12 Aug 2019

How Long Until Self-Driving Cars Become Mainstream…for Real?

We’ve been hearing stories about self-driving cars — both positive and negative — since Telsa premiered its autopilot feature in 2014. In the last five years, no one has quite managed to bring a fully autonomous car into being. How long will it be before we start seeing more self-driving

0
12 Aug 2019

How to Stay Safe Online, Even if You’re Broke

Staying safe in the real world can be a hassle. Installing a home security network? Expensive. Training a guard dog? Time-consuming. Hiding your wallet in an under-the-pants fanny pack? Sweaty. Luckily, staying safe online is more manageable. In fighting back against hackers, viruses, and online trackers, here are some of the easiest, cheapest ways to protect you and your data when using the Internet.

Guest Writer 0
01 Aug 2019

The New “Lion King” is Everything That’s Wrong With America

I was compelled to write this after a matinee viewing of Disney’s new CGI-tastic Lion King with my mother-in-law, who kindly treated me to a movie and popcorn on a recent visit. We caught a 4:30pm showing of this seemingly harmless family film together and ended up sitting uncomfortably through

Genie 0
31 Jul 2019

Oakland’s Facial Recognition Ban Sets Stage for Similar Laws Nationwide

The city of Oakland took their ban on use of facial recognition software a step further Tuesday with another unanimous vote in city council. The ordinance barring municipal use of the software will be voted on once more in September and is expected to pass without objection, making Oakland the

0
25 Jul 2019

How to Join the Robot Dance Army in San Francisco

I like a lot of things that have come from Montreal.  There’s Cirque du Soleil, poutine, Steven Pinker, and now techno robot exoskeletons.   I know what you’re asking yourself right now, “are these the product of a secret Canadian Space Force project, sent here to make Americans more polite?”  The

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0