Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

theodp writes: U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson called on the Obama administration Monday to scrutinize the tech industry's lack of diversity. "There's no talent shortage. There's an opportunity shortage," Jackson said, calling Silicon Valley "far worse" than many others,

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Jesse Jackson: Tech Diversity Is Next Civil Rights Step

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Poetry For Sysadmins: Shall I Compare Thee To a Lumbering Bear?

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Japan To Launch a Military Space Force In 2019

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Police Body Cams Should Turn on Automatically, Says Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman is famous for creating the GNU operating system, and founding the free software movement, which changed how we develop software. Now he’s published an essay in Technology Review about how police body cams should switch on automatically any time an officer pulls out a weapon.

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What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

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Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

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NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

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HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

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UK To Allow Driverless Cars By January

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Community Will Get Its Sixth Season… On Yahoo.

Look out, Netflix: Yahoo just played a card that you probably should have*. They’re bringing back Community.After its sudden cancellation crushed fans back in May, whispers started going around that Community would turn to the web for its sixth season. Sure enough… Read More

Microsoft has dubbed Halo 5 in the Chinese language with subtitles for Chinese users

In an attempt to provide Chinese users with more personalized experience, Microsoft will be launching its blockbuster game title Halo 5 in the Mandarin (Chinese) language along with subtitles in simplified Chinese, which the company allegedly recorded at Shanghai Film Studio.

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Nestlé removing artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate candies

Nestlé USA plans to do away with all artificial flavors and colors from its chocolate snacks by the end of 2015, the company announced Tuesday. That means FDA-certified colors, like Red 40 and Yellow 5 will be gone from snacks like Butterfinger,

BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday.

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