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How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley (The Gateway Pundit himself, Jim Hoft, didn’t respond to an inquiry but posted pre-emptively that “The Gateway Pundit has been 100% correct in all of our reporting on every major story.”) It was Facebook that became the first target of coordinated right-wing …

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Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley

Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley

Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley Overcrowded Housing Invites Covid-19, Even in Silicon Valley It was not surprising when three-quarters of the house tested positive. There were 12 people in three bedrooms, with a bathroom whose door frequently required a knock and a kitchen where dinnertime shifts extended from 5 p.m. well into the evening. Karla Lorenzo, a …

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EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit

EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit EBay’s Critics Faced an Extreme Case of an Old Silicon Valley Habit Last summer, members of eBay’s private security team sent live roaches and a bloody pig mask to the home of a suburban Boston couple who published a niche e-commerce newsletter. The harassment campaign, which also included …

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Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does.

Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does. Britain Didn’t Want Silicon Valley’s Help on a Tracing App. Now It Does. LONDON — For months, British authorities have pursued an app that they promised would help ease the country’s coronavirus lockdown, despite growing criticism that it posed privacy risks and would not work well. On …

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The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation

The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation

The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation The existential question that every big tech platform from Twitter to Google to Facebook has to wrestle with is the same: How responsible should it act for the content that people post? The answer that Silicon Valley has come up …

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2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs

2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs 2,000 Free Meals a Night, Seasoned by Silicon Valley Chefs PALO ALTO, Calif. — Andres Pantoja, an up-and-coming Silicon Valley sous chef, spent his pre-pandemic evenings delicately preparing the $115 plate of lamb chops and deboning the $42 Psari Plaki whole fish at a fashionable restaurant here. It is frantic …

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The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse

The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse The Hot New Thing in Clubby Silicon Valley? An App Called Clubhouse SAN FRANCISCO — Marc Andreessen, a Silicon Valley investor, published a rallying cry last month that quickly ricocheted around the tech industry. In it, he blamed America’s dismal response to the coronavirus on “smug complacency, this …

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Salesforce and Other Silicon Valley Moguls Are Using Corporate Connections to Buy Masks for Hospitals

Salesforce and Other Silicon Valley Moguls Are Using Corporate Connections to Buy Masks for Hospitals

Salesforce and Other Silicon Valley Moguls Are Using Corporate Connections to Buy Masks for Hospitals Salesforce and Other Silicon Valley Moguls Are Using Corporate Connections to Buy Masks for Hospitals Good morning. (Was this email forwarded to you? Sign up here.) Private companies step in to source protective gear Marc Benioff, the billionaire founder of Salesforce, is leading a group …

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