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How a photographer fooled Instagram with a digitally generated ‘supermodel’

In the competitive world of Instagram photography, there is perhaps nothing more coveted than a celebrity regramming your photo.  For British fashion photographer Cameron-James Wilson, that dream became a reality when Fenty Beauty re-posted his photo of “model” Shudu alongside the caption “in living color.” Problem was, the word “living” wasn’t entirely accurate. Shudu is...CONTINUE READING
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Former recruiter sues Google, says white and Asian candidates were ‘purged’

The Google diversity hiring wars rage on.  Another former Google employee is suing Google for wrongful termination. This time, the plaintiff is a recruiter — someone who was actually responsible for carrying out Google’s diversity initiatives, and who found them discriminatory. SEE ALSO: Calling out ‘white male privilege’ at Google is apparently a fireable offense...CONTINUE READING
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Hey, tech CEOs: Fighting racism isn’t just right, it’s also good business

This column is part of a series called “Voices of Women in Tech,” created in collaboration with AnitaB.org, a global enterprise that supports women in technical fields, as well as the organizations that employ them and the academic institutions training the next generation. Last fall, as the world reeled from Charlottesville’s white supremacist protests and the...CONTINUE READING
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The teens will save us all. This adorable Google Doodle is proof.

Inclusion is the future — and this year’s Doodle 4 Google winner knows it. Sarah Harrison, a 15-year-old high school student from Connecticut, is the winner of the 2016-2017 Doodle 4 Google Contest. This year’s competition, which launched in September 2016, tasked young artists in the U.S. with creating a doodle about what they see...CONTINUE READING
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Oxford University is shaking up all those portraits of white men on its walls

Oxford University is putting up more portraits of women, people of colour and LGBTQ people to better reflect its “diversity”.  SEE ALSO: This city has no monuments to women so an artist did a colourful shake-up The “Diversifying Portraiture initiative” intends to “broaden the range of people represented around the University.” According to a statement,...CONTINUE READING
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Facebook appoints its first black board member

Facebook just appointed it’s first black board member. Kenneth Chenault, the outgoing CEO of American Express, will join the 13-year-old company’s all-white board. SEE ALSO: Facebook just became the ultimate dystopia For Facebook, the decision upholds the promise COO Sheryl Sandberg made with the Congressional Black Caucus in October. Chenault also brings decades of experience...CONTINUE READING
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Diversity in the video game industry is (surprise) not good

The video game industry continues to be overwhelmingly white, male, and straight, a new study from the International Game Developers Association shows. SEE ALSO: Game Developer Diversity Is Needed to Further Industry Boom In a survey published Monday, the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) surveyed 963 people working in the games industry and data from...CONTINUE READING
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Pipeline problem? This tech company says ‘No excuses’ with a transparent diversity report

Silicon Valley is known for being white and male.  Square isn’t different. It is, however, different in how it’s talking about addressing that issue.  The payments company, led by Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey, released its first-ever diversity report Tuesday that justified the same-old narrative, with numbers. Overall, 63.3 percent of the company is male and...CONTINUE READING
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The top keynote speakers at CES are all men. Here’s why that’s a problem

CES, the world’s largest electronics trade show, kicks off next week, with the first official events starting Sunday, Jan. 7. At the conference, attendees will get a glimpse of the year’s newest technology, hear keynote speeches from top industry’s leaders, and try futuristic products.  But this year will be marred by a glaring weakness in...CONTINUE READING
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