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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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