activism

  • Uber To Allow Some People With Nonviolent Convictions To Become Drivers

    Uber To Allow Some People With Nonviolent Convictions To Become Drivers

    Uber is going to ease up on some of its driver-screening requirements in California in order to make room for people convicted of nonviolent crimes, The Wall Street Journal reported earlier today. Under Proposition 47, a California ballot measure that passed in 2014, people with low-level, nonviolent felonies for things like theft, check fraud and possession of drugs can apply to remove… Read More

  • Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend Crunch Network

    Hacking For Cause: Today’s Growing Cyber Security Trend

    What do the following data-breach headlines from the past year have in common? The Sony Pictures hack: Everything we know so far; Anonymous hackers release emails ordering bear cubs be killed; Hackers threaten to release names from adultery website … Connecting the dots yet? Read More

  • The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Female Hackers For Good

    On May 23, 2015, hackers from 19 countries gathered online and in person for Femhack, a grassroots international feminist hackathon inspired by the life and work of Sabeen Mahmud. Passionate about civic technology, Mahmud started Pakistan’s first hackathon. Her efforts were not without controversy, and Mahmud paid for her activism with her life in April 2015. Read More

  • Australia to test Internet filtering (read: censorship) this month

    Australia looks to be moving ahead with its plan to censor Internet content on a country-wide level, and will test its array of filters later this month. To refresh your memory, the Australian government wants to block access to illegal material on the Internet, be it genuinely awful material like child pornography or something more controversial like terrorist Web sites. (Who’s a… Read More