Dragonfly: Building The First One In China. Then One For the United States?

[2 documents] Dragonfly, an AI driven censorship engine on a continental scale, and then worldwide. Google intends to be the new face of tyranny worldwide. Not good. ===== Mikal Thalen. Top Google Scientist Quits Over Plan for Censored Chinese Search Engine; ‘I Am Forced To Resign In Order To Avoid Contributing To, Or Profiting From, […]

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Starbucks: Transphobia, Bad Coffee and Hypocrisy

It is controversial that Starbucks has muscled into the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), since even the more generous members of SCA weakly praise Starbucks coffee as “mediocre”. (They are more generous that I.) Anyway, Starbucks has used money to buy its way into the club of the best coffee makers. So in 2014/2015, Sarbucks was […]

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Amazon Creates Army of Trolls To Claim Its Wages Are High

(Here is some random Twitter chatter about how Amazon has created an army of trolls to claim that wages are high and working conditions are good. Interestingly, one Amazon troll hides behind the name “Gay” to gain credibility.) ===== FLAMBOYANT SHOES GUY @bornwithatail” So Amazon has set up an army of bot accounts, allegedly from […]

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Seattle High Tech: Who Gets the Jobs?

Table: “Fast Rise of Foreign-Born Tech Workers in Seattle: Where Foreign Born Tech Workers Come From”, in Seattle Times, January 18, 2018. p. A1. India: 23195 (40.8%). Canada: 3427 (13.5%). China: 7680 (13.5%). Russia: 3349 (5.9%). South Korea: 1998 (3.5%). Vietnam: 1683 (3%). Philippines: 1194 (2.3%). Mexico: 1081 (1.9%). England: 965 (1.7%). Germany: 865 (1.5%). […]

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Microsoft Diversity Policy

Microsoft was an American led company for many years until its upper leadership became Indian, beginning with the head of personnel some 20 or so years ago. Although the data released by the company is hard to interpret, employees note that the firm is a plurality Indian company in employees, as well as in leadership. […]

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