#cyberculture agenda: “Apple, Microsoft Offer to Defend Dreamers from Deportation

Other tech companies call on Congress to enact DACA into law

Following a report from earlier this week, Expedia chief Dara Khosrowshahi  has been named the new CEO at Uber by the company’s board of directors today. He starts tomorrow, taking over from co-founder Travis Kalanick, who resigned from the role in June following numerous major scandals. Kalanick shared the following statement about the Tarrytown, New York, native who’s been at Expedia for over a decade: I am excited to welcome Dara Khosrowshahi as Uber’s next CEO. With a deep passion for team building, Dara grew Expedia into one of the world’s most successful travel and technology platforms. Casting a vote…

Facebook’s Hate Speech Policies Censor Marginalized Users

Opinion: Facebook needs to fix its policies to keep the platform open to the LGBTQ community and people of color.

Recent decisions by technology companies, especially “upstream” infrastructure technology companies, to drop neo-Nazis as customers have captured public attention—and for good reason. The content being blocked is vile and horrific, there is growing concern about hate groups across the country, and the nation is focused on issues of racism and protest.

But this is a dangerous moment for Internet expression and the power of private platformsthat host much of the speech on the Internet. People cheering for companies who have censored content in recent weeks may soon find the same tactic used against causes they love. We must be careful about what we are asking these companies to do and carefully review the processes they use to do it. A look at previous examples that EFF has handled in the past 10+ years can help demonstrate why we are so concerned.

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