discrimination

internet of snitches

A Smart Doorbell Company Is Working With Cops to Report ‘Suspicious’ People and Activities

Ring claims its new app Neighbors will fight crime, but it could also become a platform for profiling and discrimination.
Sarah Emerson
5.8.18
google manifesto

Is James Damore's Law Firm Preparing a Class Action Lawsuit Against Google?

The firm is looking for employees who have been “defamed/slandered/smeared/blacklisted at Google for political views, or views about affirmative action at Google.”
Sarah Emerson
8.23.17
What Is the iPhone?

The iPhone Revolutionized Gay Hookup Culture

With Grindr, love and sex became available in abundance. So did body shaming and discrimination.
Paul Tadich
6.27.17
amazon

Muslim Security Guards Lodge Complaints Against Amazon for Discrimination

The company denies Islamophobia.
Wudan Yan
5.28.17
Genes

Canada’s New Genetic Discrimination Law Will Prevent a ‘Gattaca’ Future

But insurance companies say it's unconstitutional.
Jordan Pearson
3.9.17
uber sexual harassment

Uber Taps Former Advocates to Conduct ‘Independent’ Sexual Harassment Review

So far, there’s little convincing evidence that Uber’s “independent review” of sexual harassment claims won’t take Uber’s best-interests into mind.
Sarah Emerson
2.21.17
Sausage-making party

How the Magic Leap Lawsuit Illuminates Tech’s Gendered Design Bias

It’s not pretty.
Jordan Pearson
2.15.17
Internet

Systemic Racial Discrimination Worsens the US Digital Divide, Study Says

Structural discrimination in housing, banking, and other sectors exacerbates internet inequality.
Sam Gustin
12.14.16
News

Facebook Says It Will Detect and Disable Racial Discrimination in Some Ads

'Ethnic affinity' marketing will be banned on ads for housing, employment, and credit.
Jordan Pearson
11.11.16
RACISM

Uber and Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against African-Americans and Women

The study counters one of the big selling points of app-based ride-hailing services—namely, that people can get rides on demand no matter the color of their skin or their appearance.
Grennan Milliken
10.31.16
tech

Can Airbnb’s New Fixes Prevent Racism?

Airbnb just released a new set of rules to fight racial profiling on its platform.
Sarah Emerson
9.10.16
News

Canada's Insurance Companies Want All Your Genetic Information

Canada’s privacy watchdog is at odds with the industry.
Jordan Pearson
5.13.16