MoreGirls-who-codeWhen it comes to entering a male-dominated field like tech, there's a lot standing in a girl's way.The videos focus on three main topics that, according to misguided popular opinion, keep girls from being successful coders: boobs, beauty and menstruation.There are already a ton of inspirational videos about why girls should code, Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, said in a release."We wanted to try something different ... Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women, and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer."Girls are constantly shamed for being "too sensitive" and their bodies labeled "too distracting" to men in school or the workplace.According to Adweek, the campaign may also move to television, depending on donated media.
Natalia "Supernova" Vodianova is probably best known for her work as the face of Calvin Klein's Euphoria perfume.Vodianova, 34, is the fifth-highest-paid model in the world, but she has used her fame to promote nonprofit causes that are close to her heart.In 2004, she set up the Naked Heart Foundation, which supports families raising children with special needs and seeks to create an inclusive and inspiring environment in which to play for every child in urban Russia and internationally.And this year she became a tech entrepreneur by launching Elbi, an iPhone app that lets people donate small amounts of money to good causes and interact with the people and charities who receive the money.The name stands for "Little Big" LB , and the philosophy behind it is that you can make a big difference through little actions.Download the app here.Elbi's advisory board includes Jimmy Wales Wikipedia founder , Michael Birch Bebo founder , Arianna Huffington Huffington Post , designer Diane von Furstenberg, and Brent Hoberman cofounder of Lastminute.com and Made.com .Business Insider asked Vodianova to show us, in words and pictures, what a typical day in her life is like.Here's what she came back with.View As: One PageSlides
Why can t girls code?If this all sounds entirely ludicrous, it s supposed to.We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them, said Reshma Saujani, the organization s founder and CEO, in a statement.Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.New results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress show that eighth-grade girls in the U.S. are actually outperforming boys in technology and engineering literacy.Margot Richaud, a Girls Who Code alumna, said that sexist attitudes have a profound effect on young women who want to pursue STEM careers.
In a wide-ranging interview conducted by Guillaume Goubert and The WorldPost s Following Francis columnist, Sébastien Maillard, the pope demonstrates once again his wise and mature grasp of the issues.Francis cites an unjust global economy in which, the great majority of humanity s wealth has fallen into the hands of a minority of the population.If Pope Francis represents the inclusive universal spirit, Donald Trump and his xenophobic counterparts in France, Austria — where elections this weekend will likely see the victory of the far-right — and elsewhere represent the exclusivist nationalist spirit that searches for scapegoats instead of solutions.Now these two waves — the one coming from biology and the other coming from computer science — are merging around this master concept of the algorithm, and their merger will create a tsunami that will wash everything in its way.Last week the Brazilian Senate ousted President Dilma Roussef from office by initiating impeachment proceedings.Alexandra Ma reports on a couple that spent their wedding night copying out the Chinese constitution as a gesture of loyalty to the Communist Party.
Karyn Smith is the General Counsel for Twilio, a cloud communications company that enables developers to embed voice, messaging, video and authentication solutions directly into software applications.It s been clear to us for some time that, in order to get the full picture, Congress needs to hear from tech companies at all stages of growth; we were encouraged to see that realization dawning on the Hill, as well.Companies like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft have cautioned against mandating weakened information security measures, a view shared by info security experts, data scientists and the technology sector.Anti-encryption legislation, such as the bill proposed by Senators Burr and Feinstein, exacerbates these privacy concerns.Redeveloping technology and deploying the extensive legal resources required to evaluate and respond to demands or ensure compliance is simply not feasible for many, if not most, small businesses.We are encouraged by the time we ve spent with the legislators and their staff who are seeking to broaden the discussion and strike a more collaborative and inclusive tone.
It teaches about to change in the future, writes Hyper Island partner Sveinung Skaalnes in an article. The fact that more investors demand a workable business model can be seen as an expression of maturity after a long period of hype. They look not backward, their willingness to change ingrained, they are simply set to constant change, improvement and refinement. All to simultaneously meet the needs of today and tomorrow, never stay in it worked yesterday. This is largely thanks to the pioneering companies KPCB Partner with Design John Maeda and GV former We believe the key to building future products and services is in the companies' ability to foster open, inclusive partnerships where technology, business and design meet.
It teaches about to change in the future, writes Hyper Island partner Sveinung Skaalnes in an article. The fact that more investors demand a workable business model can be seen as an expression of maturity after a long period of hype. They look not backward, their willingness to change ingrained, they are simply set to constant change, improvement and refinement. All to simultaneously meet the needs of today and tomorrow, never stay in it worked yesterday. This is largely thanks to the pioneering companies KPCB Partner with Design John Maeda and GV former We believe the key to building future products and services is in the companies' ability to foster open, inclusive partnerships where technology, business and design meet.
According to 3nder—which can be pronounced, alternately, three-ender or Thrinder, though the company says we embrace all the various pronunciations!—Tinder is threatening to bring legal action because of the similarities between the two names.Amongst its defenses: Tinder is ugly, 3nder is not ; 3nder is inclusive of the entire official sexual spectrum: 23 sexual identities recognized today ; 3nder is available to every human with an open-mind ; and, finally, 3nder is awesome, Tinder is not.Tinder recently started testing out a new feature for groups called Tinder Social, which could very easily function as a group sex finder so the two apps may not be quite as dissimilar soon—whether there is any connection here to Tinder s legal threats is unclear.3nder founder Dimo Trifonov described his reasoning in a Medium post:I usually work 12 hours a day.We ve reached out to Tinder for comment, and we ll update if we hear back.
Stephen Lam / ReutersSAN FRANCISCO, May 23 Reuters - Facebook Inc will no longer rely on a top-10 list of websites to help choose items for its Trending Topics section, even though an internal probe showed no evidence of political bias in the selection process, the company said on Monday.The world s largest social media network said in a blogpost that changes include clearer guidelines for human editors on the Trending Topics team, more training to emphasize avoiding ideological or political basis, and more robust review procedures.The internal investigation was prompted by a letter from Republican Sen. John Thune earlier this month demanding that the company explain how it selects news articles for its trending list.The allegations were reported by technology news website Gizmodo, which did not identify the ex-contractor.It said it was unable to substantiate any allegations of politically motivated suppression of particular subjects or sources.Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open Internet, Thune said.
According to 3nder—which can be pronounced, alternately, three-ender or Thrinder, though the company says we embrace all the various pronunciations!—Tinder is threatening to bring legal action because of the similarities between the two names.Amongst its defences: Tinder is ugly, 3nder is not ; 3nder is inclusive of the entire official sexual spectrum: 23 sexual identities recognised today ; 3nder is available to every human with an open-mind ; and, finally, 3nder is awesome, Tinder is not.Tinder recently started testing out a new feature for groups called Tinder Social, which could very easily function as a group sex finder so the two apps may not be quite as dissimilar soon—whether there is any connection here to Tinder s legal threats is unclear.3nder founder Dimo Trifonov described his reasoning in a Medium post:I usually work 12 hours a day.We ve reached out to Tinder for comment, and we ll update if we hear back.
REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/IllustrationSAN FRANCISCO Reuters - Facebook Inc will no longer rely on a top-10 list of websites to help choose items for its Trending Topics section, even though an internal probe showed no evidence of political bias in the selection process, the company said on Monday.The world's largest social media network said in a blogpost that changes include clearer guidelines for human editors on the Trending Topics team, more training to emphasize avoiding ideological or political basis, and more robust review procedures.The internal investigation was prompted by a letter from Republican Sen. John Thune earlier this month demanding that the company explain how it selects news articles for its "trending" list.The allegations were reported by technology news website Gizmodo, which did not identify the ex-contractor.It said it was unable to substantiate any allegations of politically motivated suppression of particular subjects or sources."Any attempt by a neutral and inclusive social media platform to censor or manipulate political discussion is an abuse of trust and inconsistent with the values of an open Internet," Thune said.
Twitch chief executive Emmett Shear has issued a set of values about being inclusive at the livestreaming company.The timing of the document, which is not being shared publicly in a release, comes at a time after Twitch faced a lot of bad publicity around racist slurs hurled at a star player of Blizzard s Hearthstone game during a livestreamed event.The values, however, are not just about being an inclusive company.Rather, they focus on what makes Twitch unique and how it encourages its people to move fast, make their own decisions, and do what s right for the company.In the document, Shear said, These values exist to document and communicate how we work at Twitch, and more importantly how we want to work at Twitch.They represent what we think is different, or even unique, to Twitch.Shear encourages people to seek out different perspectives, saying, When you make decisions at Twitch, whether it s about community management or product design or recruiting or anything else, seek out perspectives that feel uncomfortably different, strive to understand them, and integrate your new understanding into your decision.Then when you choose a partner to promote or hire a new team member, make sure you re choosing the best: We never compromise our values.Here s the full description of Twitch values:
The owner of Alipay has tied up on global payments with firms such as Uber Technologies Inc. and hired former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. senior partner Douglas Feagin in its push for international business.Our tactic is to look for partners in all countries to help us achieve the goal of offering inclusive financing globally.In South Korea, it won preliminary approval of an Internet bank license through SK Telecom Co., she added.Ant Financial is considering an initial public offering on the Shanghai stock exchange as early as this year, people familiar with the matter said last month.Controlled by billionaire Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Ant Financial has evolved from an outsider in a tightly controlled industry to an online giant now working with the largest state players, including China s sovereign wealth fund and the nation s second-largest bank.That includes Alipay, the most popular way for people to shop on Alibaba s platforms, and Tencent Holdings Ltd s Weixin Payment.Users need to provide at least five verification methods to have a so-called comprehensive account, allowing annual online or mobile payments of as much as 200,000 yuan $30,500 per person.Alipay said last week customers who don t have a mainland China bank card won t be able to keep money in accounts from July 1, though overseas users will still be allowed to use other payment methods, such as credit cards, to shop on Alibaba websites.
Google is making a concerted effort to speed up the often lengthy process of updating Android handsets to the latest versions, according to a report in Bloomberg.Since it has little control over which handsets its manufacturing partners update, and when, it is apparently considering some unconventional methods for encouraging more timely, and more inclusive, upgrades.One method allegedly under consideration is the publication of a list, reportedly already circulating privately, which ranks manufacturers based on their updating proficiency.The idea behind this public display — which could be seen as either highlighting leaders or shaming laggards — would be to encourage partners to compete amongst one another in order to avoid low rankings or total omission, depending on how it were to be structured .Presumably, poorly ranked manufacturers and network providers, as well would eventually feel an impact on their bottom lines, and would adjust their updating strategies accordingly, in order to regain consumer trust.It seems like a very capitalist solution to the problem, whose beauty lies in its ability to passively encourage partners to self correct.The Bloomberg report doesn t mention any timetable for the publication of such rankings, or even the likelihood of it becoming a reality.With Google acting as the steward of the world s most popular mobile platform, though, it certainly has the necessary leverage to implement this kind of system, if it so chooses.
A number of these organisations using tech for good approach us for help in reaching the next stage of their development, and our funding programmes like Social Tech Seed give them the support they need.As his mobility declined, Angus decided to travel the world and soon realised the practical challenges faced by those less able, due to the lack of helpful information on suitable accommodation, restaurants and attractions.It was from this personal experience that he founded Limitless Travel.They have co-designed and developed musical instruments with these young musicians using a combination of off-the-shelf technology and sensors so that they can be played by any part of the body - including the eyes - enabling these young people to experience the pleasure of participating in inclusive youth orchestras.Tech for good has huge potential for creating a more inclusive society; this is where MakerClub steps in, their innovative learning platform supporting children and their families from disadvantaged backgrounds in developing digital making skills including design, electronics and coding - the working skills to help them towards a brighter future.HuffPost UK Tech is running a two-week focus on our Tech For Good campaign, which aims to highlight the technology that is driving social change and making a positive, long-lasting difference to our world.
But it s not always simple to prove your qualifications and experience dealing with the shady nether-corners of the Web.To stand out from the rest of the job market, certification goes a long way -- so earn your credentials with resources such as this Ethical Hacker Professional Certification Package from Vizualcoaching.With over 60 hours of instruction, you ll get a crash course in all aspects of IT security.From basic to advanced means for handling passwords, spyware and keyloggers.You ll also learn how to handle digital evidence, review data without disturbing any signs of outside intrusion, and implement an information risk assessment process.This all-encompassing training gets you ready to take the certification test in five disciplines:Certified Ethical HackerComputer Hacking Forensics InvestigatorCertified Information Security ManagerCertified Information Systems AuditorCertified Information Systems Security ProfessionalSecurity training like this would usually cost around $1,500, so picking it up for under $70 demands attention.
Earlier this month, The Data Pack released a list of strange and hilarious hashtags that have been censored by the site.When attempting to browse certain hashtags, users are shown a select few images, along with the following message: Recent posts from lesbian are currently hidden because the community has reported some content that may not meet Instagram s community guidelines.A spokesperson for Stonewall, the UK s LGBT charity, told HuffPost UK: Many young lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in particular use online spaces as forums and a chance to create communities.Elly Barnes, CEO and founder of Educate & Celebrate, an organisation dedicated to implementing an LGBT Inclusive curriculum, told HuffPost UK: Ostensibly by saying that one hashtag is allowed while another of the same kind isn t, it starts to create a hierarchy within marginalised groups which does no good for anybody.It s particularly significant in this case because of the significance of words, Barnes said.Educate & Celebrate have issued a Best Practice Programme that teaches that words such as gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans aren t to be feared,but should be used contextually and with respect .
– Eliz D Agostin, Brand AmbassadorWhat Is the Hottest Temperature Possible?– Melissa BlevinsWe may have already heard the term Absolute Zero , the lowest temperature 0K, -273.15 C or -459.67 F at which point molecular motion no longer produces heat but still has zero-point energy.– Dhika Democrat, Content Marketer TNW DealsIf You re Boring, You Won t Make It On Shark Tank Or in Business – Robert HerjavecBeing subscripted to the LinkedIn Pulse newsletter, you always receive educational business essays.Just the way you re walking in with confidence can already awake interest of people.This reminds me of a concept I learned about last week: being inclusive , which means you have a natural captivating vibe which results in people wanting to talk to you and making contacts easily.After this essay, I am eager to read his new book, which has come out on the 17th of May 2016.
A young person who was being bullied a few generations ago could escape the abuse by going home, Cynthia Germanotta, Lady Gaga s mom and president of Born This Way Foundation, said in a release.That s simply unacceptable and at Hack Harassment we believe we can and must do better.At the Recode conference today, Germanotta announced the Hack Harassment pledge, which has already been signed by Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, Vox Media CEO and Chairman Jim Bankoff and Recode Executive Editor and co-founder Kara Swisher.It has significant negative consequences for the well-being and safety of individuals and for the success of digital communities.Everyone — regardless of their identity, background, or beliefs — is entitled to an online world where they are treated with respect and are free from harassment.In order to build a safer, smarter, and more inclusive experience online, I will recognize when harassment is occurring, responsibly speak up against it, and support those experiencing it by:Abiding by and upholding the same standards and values online that are expected offline and accepting that my online behavior has real-life consequencesValuing and supporting diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and opinionsActively participating in the movement to decrease the prevalence and intensity of online harassmentHack Harassment was first announced in January to combat online harassment.
Everything we work on at Google—all the data and information we create, details of what we do, how we operate, and our plans for the future—is at a minimum, confidential, the guidelines say.Such policies are widespread in the Silicon Valley tech sector, said lawyer Chris Baker, who is representing the former Nest worker, whom he wouldn t identify.Tech companies are more likely to be over-inclusive in what they consider to be confidential.A statement posted to the website of Baker s practice, Baker & Schwartz, refers to the reported effort to restrict Nest workers from speaking out as a witch hunt.A March 2015 internal labor board memo from board lawyer Richard Griffin appears to support the complaint against Google and Nest.Employees right to criticize an employer s labor policies and treatment of employees includes the right to do so in a public forum, Griffin wrote.According to news website The Information, which revealed Thursday the labor board complaint filed May 18, Google security manager and former State Department special agent Brian Katz told Nest employees at a recent meeting that they should report to the company colleagues they suspected of leaking information to the media.Photo: Nest founder and CEO Tony Fadell  Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group Tags: Brian Katz, complaint, confidentiality, Google, labor relations board, Security, workplace
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