Issue #242

Welcome to Wednesday

Sherrell made her second appearance this morning, live on WCCB News Rising for a discussion on digital privacy. The White House backed a joint resolution Tuesday aimed at repealing regulations, first introduced under the Obama administration, limiting how internet service providers can handle private customer data. In short, if this becomes a law, ISPs would have full reign to profit from your browsing history.

Switching search engines is simple, changing your ISP…not so much, plus it can become quite costly. In the days to come, this topic is sure to pick up steam. Major props to Sherrell for breaking it down this morning.

 

Tyler

 

 

 

 

Uber Releases Troubling Diversity Report, Pledges $3M to Minorities in Tech

On Tuesday, Uber continued its mea culpa tour by releasing its first report detailing the composition of its work force, which depicted an overwhelmingly male employee base and showed that the largest ethnic group is white.

 
MIKE ISAAC | NY TIMES

 

Shared EV Access is Expanding in Portland

Portland, Oregon, has started a pilot program to bring car sharing and alternative fuels to low-income neighborhoods where residents might not consider either type of transportation accessible.

 

KRISTEN HALL-GEISER | TECHCRUNCH

 

Tanzania Accelerates Mobile Phone Program Providing More Newborns with Birth Certificates

The mobile registration is offering a lifeline to millions of babies, who often remain ‘invisible’ due to the logistical and infrastructural challenges that prevent them from being enlisted at the time of their nativity.

 
JOSHUA MASINDE | QUARTZ
 

Facebook Global Head of Diversity Maxine Williams is Speaking at TC Sessions: Justice

As head of diversity at Facebook, Williams is tasked with trying to make Facebook as diverse as the people who use its platform.

 
MEGAN ROSE DICKEY | TECHCRUNCH

 

She’s Raising $1M for her Tech Startup, Encouraging More Black Women Founders

Sevetri Wilson, founder and CEO of ExemptMeNow, an online platform that simplifies the process of creating and maintaining a nonprofit, is part of a small, but growing group — African-American women founders in tech.

 
THE DISTILLERY

 

 

 

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