Rideshare drivers and supporters demand better wages and working conditions at Uber SF headquarters

A protester demands better wages and working conditions outside Uber’s San Francisco headquarters on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. (Photo: Brett Wilkins) Scores of spirited demonstrators, including many Uber and Lyft drivers and others showing solidarity, rallied outside Uber headquarters in San Francisco’s Mid-Market district on Wednesday to demand rideshare companies Read more…

Facebook bans Farrakhan, Jones and other ‘dangerous individuals’ for hate speech

The world’s largest social media network has banned what it called “dangerous individuals” who are known to disseminate hate speech. Facebook announced on Thursday that individuals including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, white nationalist Milo Yiannopoulos, and organizations and media outlets including Jones’ Infowars Read more…

‘Preferably Caucasian’: Cynet apologizes amid furor over LinkedIn job ad

A Virginia-based tech recruiting company has apologized after posting an illegal job listing seeking “preferably Caucasian” candidates on LinkedIn and other sites. Twitter users first took notice of the offending employment listing by Cynet Systems. Outrage quickly spread over the weekend, and by Monday Cynet was scrambling to control the Read more…

Report: Community broadband banned or restricted in 26 states

A majority of US states have outlawed or restricted municipalities from building broadband networks, according to a new report from community broadband advocate BroadbandNow. “The climate for municipal broadband has worsened significantly since our last report in 2018,” wrote Kendra Chamberlain in the report’s introduction. “There are now 26 states Read more…