Politics

  • Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google adds Spanish-language voting guides to Search

    Google is continuing its push to get more Americans registered to vote ahead of the upcoming presidential elections by expanding its voter information guides in Google Search to Spanish. While the company was already providing web searchers with details on how to get registered and how to vote, based on your current location, those guides were only triggered by searches for English phrases… Read More

  • Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results

    Google launches voter registration assistance in its search results

    Google today is rolling out a new search feature that will help U.S. users learn how they can register to vote, according to their state’s requirements. When people search for “register to vote” on Google, the search engine will now display detailed guidelines, voting requirements, as well as information on how to register online, by mail and in person, as applicable. The… Read More

  • Tech comes out against Donald Trump

    Tech comes out against Donald Trump

    During the primary season, tech industry leaders kept fairly quiet on the subject of the presidential race and its most notorious contender, Donald Trump. A few investors snarked about him on Twitter, and his campaign netted minimal donations from Silicon Valley. But now, many CEOs are denouncing the presumptive nominee in an open letter. “We have listened to Donald Trump over the past… Read More

  • Twitter partners with CBS News to live stream convention coverage

    Twitter partners with CBS News to live stream convention coverage

    Twitter is expanding upon its live-streaming plans yet again. This morning, Twitter and CBS News announced a new partnership that will see the social media service offering a live stream of the news network’s coverage of the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Twitter users will be able to watch “wall-to-wall” convention coverage from CBSN, CBS’s digital… Read More

  • Cryptography pioneer Marty Hellman calls for compassion in personal, cyber, and international threats

    It’s been a long time since Marty Hellman and his collaborator Whitfield Diffie ushered in a new era of private communication with their invention of public key cryptography — but better late than never when it comes to winning the Turing Award, referred to by some as the Nobel Prize for technology.. I talked with Hellman about tech, global politics, and keeping relationships alive. Read More

  • INNOVATE2016: Candidate Erin Schrode harnesses tech and positivity for a new political generation Crunch Network

    INNOVATE2016: Candidate Erin Schrode harnesses tech and positivity for a new political generation

    Schrode’s campaign to become the youngest representative in Congress really caught fire on social media. Read More

  • DouglasRushkoff | INNOVATE 2016
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    The operating systems of the 2016 elections revealed!

    Each candidate is working off a different operating system, representing a completely different media paradigm. According to media commentator Douglas Rushkoff, Bernie Sanders is the candidate of the radio age, Hillary Clinton of the tv age and Donald Trump of our internet age. Read More

  • Unscaling politics Crunch Network

    Unscaling politics

    America’s two major political parties are in the process of being unscaled. They’re being pulled apart and disrupted like so many other industries and institutions today. Pundits blame Donald Trump for the turmoil plaguing the Republican party and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats failing to pave a smooth way for their establishment choice. But there’s something less obvious… Read More

  • Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway

    Facebook denies bias in Trending Topics, but vows changes anyway

    Facebook responded today to official queries regarding its Trending Topics feature, specifically allegations made over the last few weeks that the team responsible for it was deliberately suppressing conservative views and arbitrarily elevating stories with little oversight. It denied the accusations, but nevertheless announced changes it would make to the process. Read More

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