‘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…

Facebook Fine, Ethics In Tech,

Facebook expects up to $5 billion FTC fine for privacy violation

Facebook said on Wednesday that it is setting aside $3 billion during the first quarter to pay down an expected Federal Trade Commission fine resulting from an investigation of the company’s privacy practices. The announcement came as the Menlo Park, California-based social media giant released better-than-expected first quarter financial results, 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…

Elizabeth Warren, Break Up Big Tech

Elizabeth Warren wants to ‘break up Big Tech’. So do we.

Massachusetts senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren published a Medium post on Friday calling for the breakup of big technology companies in service of “protecting the future of the Internet” by encouraging competition and innovation. “Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our Read more…

Google fined €50 million under new EU data protection law

Google fined €50 million under new EU data protection law

Ethics In Tech France’s data privacy protection agency has fined Google €50 million ($56.8 million) for failing to comply with the European Union’s new European Union data protection regulations. Agence France-Press reports the Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL) slapped Google with the record penalty for violating the General Data Read more…

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