civil rights

The tech industry should be more vigilant than ever in opposing discriminatory state-level anti-LGBTQ legislation that would target workers and their families.

Tech companies should oppose the new wave of anti-LGBTQ legislation

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.…

Facebook hires a VP of civil rights

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…

Blistering civil rights audit raises alarms about Facebook’s ongoing policy failures

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…

Facebook boycott leaders ‘disappointed’ after meeting with Zuckerberg, Sandberg

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 partnerships. The letter…

Over 30 civil rights groups demand an end to Amazon Ring’s police partnerships

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 around…

Facebook civil rights audit says white supremacy policy is ‘too narrow’

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…

Facebook’s weapon amid chaos and controversy: misdirection

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 several other…

How tech companies are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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, welfare recipients,…

To the next POTUS: For communities of color, encryption is a civil right

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 is…

Slack CEO Pays Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hardware

FBI wants to see your tramp stamp

10:26 am PST • February 5, 2008

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…