Adapted from A People’s History of Computing in the United States by Joy Lisi Rankin. Out now from Harvard University Press.
Google employees today took to the streets in a massive protest. At 11:10 a.m., in every time zone in which the staged walkout took place, about 40 in total, Googlers left their offices and stood with colleagues to demand change. Rally organizers told The Cut: All employees and contract workers across the company deserve to be safe. Sadly, the executive team has demonstrated through their lack of meaningful action that our safety is not a priority. We’ve waited for leadership to fix these problems, but have come to this conclusion: no one is going to do it for us.
Predpol (previoulsy) is a “predictive policing” company that sells police forces predictive analytics tools that take in police data about crimes and arrests and spits out guesses about where the police should go to find future crimes.
IBM today announced it would be acquiring iconic Linux firm Red Hat in a $34 billion all-cash deal. According to a joint statement issued by both companies, IBM will pay $190 for each share of Red Hat, with Big Blue intending to absorb its latest purchase into its Hybrid Cloud division. [NEWS] @IBM to acquire Red Hat and become the world’s leading #hybridcloud provider. https://t.co/goihRICRr3 https://t.co/G8SKS5gsVk pic.twitter.com/GJL4UmBu1B —