It started with a Facebook post on the page of a local community group, and it ended in legal action that lasted years and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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A new report from Google has revealed that little has changed despite a commitment to increasing diversity among staff employed by the tech giant.
Overall nearly 70% of Google staff were men, as has been the case since 2014.
In the US almost 90% were white or Asian, 2.5% were black and 3.6% Latin American.
Read full story: Google diversity figures show little change – BBC News
The interesting element in this story is that it has taken more than a year for Dixons to admit to this breach. Is there evidence that Dixons sought to protect the customers involved by contacting them immediately?
My concern is that only a partial breach of data nevertheless add to the richness of the data accumulating on individual people which is gathering in the wrong hands.
University of Hertfordshire has been awarded one of only 9 gold standard awards in the country in the latest ‘Teaching and Excellence Framework’ awards.
The lastest episode from our podcast ‘Offcuts’ is now available. https://audioboom.com/…/6873234-episode-4-extended-special-… This final episode in the season focuses solely on the phenomenon of RuPaul’s Drag Race – beginning with a fan-scholar discussion with undergraduates (starts 1 min 45s): Jinx Jae-Hood, Patrick Kane and Gerardo Nieves; and ends with an extended discussion on the show with Dr Christopher Lloyd (Lecturer in English Literature, University of Hertfordshire) (starts 37 mins 45 secs)
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Social media platforms are using the same techniques as gambling firms to create psychological dependencies and ingrain their products in the lives of their users, experts warn.
Many people are being shocked by what they find in the data stores that Facebook has amassed on them.