Tech companies should oppose the new wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation
The tech industry should be more vigilant than ever in opposing discriminatory state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation that would target workers and their families.
Facebook hires a VP of civil rights
Facebook has hired Roy Austin to become its first-ever VP of Civil Rights and Deputy General Counsel to create a new civil rights organization within the company, Facebook announced today. Austin is s
Blistering civil rights audit raises alarms about Facebook’s ongoing policy failures
The results of a multiyear investigation into Facebook’s policies and their consequences for the civil liberties of its more than 2.5 billion users are out. The audit, conducted by former ACLU d
Facebook boycott leaders ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Zuckerberg, Sandberg
What began as a relatively small effort by activist organizations to hold Facebook accountable for perceived policy failings has snowballed into a mass corporate backlash — and a rare moment of disc
Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships
Over 30 civil rights organizations have penned an open letter that calls on government officials to investigate Amazon Ring’s business practices and end the company’s numerous police partn
Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’
Facebook’s second progress report pertaining to the civil rights audit conducted by former ACLU Washington Director Laura Murphy is here. Over the last six months, Facebook has made changes arou
Facebook’s weapon amid chaos and controversy: misdirection
The New York Times’ bombshell report into the past three years at Facebook paint a grotesque picture of the company’s attempts to navigate a string of high-profile controversies by using u
How tech companies are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In celebration of Dr. King’s birthday and his major contributions to the civil rights movement, Twitter, Asana, Etsy, Google, Box, Slack, GitHub and sever
To the next POTUS: For communities of color, encryption is a civil right
Communities of color don’t have the luxury of such complacency. For too long, unwarranted and unconstitutional surveillance has targeted the most vulnerable Americans -- people of color, immigrants,
Slack CEO Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ahead of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield shared a touching note with employees about Dr. King, the civil rights movement and why the collaboration software’s office i
FBI wants to see your tramp stamp
Are you ready to show the FBI that tattoo you got in Key West when after you broke up with Celia and decided to go on a tear and get a tattoo disparaging both Celia and her mom? I sure don’t! It