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Slashdot · 8h ago

A different story to the gender pay gap

There's been a lot of talk over recent years around the "Gender pay gap", where analyses have been saying that women earn far less than men for exactly the same work.This seems to have been ...
Slashdot · 18h ago

Is Google a Cult?

Fired Google engineer James Damore, author of the infamous internal Google anti-diversity memo, and currently basking in the warm, apparently mutual embrace of the Nazi alt-right, seems to n...
Slashdot · 8h ago

Best programming language for schoolchildren

New school year is approaching and I wanted to ask what are appropriate programming languages for children of various age. Specifically, 1) what coding languages should be considered then 2)...
Slashdot · 8h ago

Plex Not Allowing Users to OPT Out of Data Collection

Many users of Plex got an email that said they were changing their privacy policy which goes into effect on 20 September 2017. While most of the things are pretty standard, users found it od...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Researchers Win $100,000 for New Spear-Phishing Detection Method

Facebook has awarded this year's Internet Defense Prize worth $100,000 to a team of researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who came up with a new method of detecting spear-...
Slashdot · 18h ago

Can porn revive a beloved Netflix series?

"Sense8" is hardly Netflix's most popular television series, but it has developed a cult following and is beloved by many. After all, it was co-created by the Wachowskis (sisters Lilly and L...
Slashdot · 1d ago

Limits of Speech: How Trump's Nazis Forced the Internet to Grow Up

Then came Charlottesville, and what already had been heavy surf turned into a tidal wave of concern.In the last week, we’ve seen Internet-related firms and others finally reacting with the k...
Slashdot · 2d ago

Loss of Top Cyber Officials Spells Challenge for Trump

According to a report by The Hill, top cyber officials leaving the Secret Service, Office of Personnel and Management (OPM), Navy, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and many others ...
Slashdot · 2d ago

When Exactly Will the Eclipse Happen? A Multimillenium Tale of Computation

Everyone across the US is gearing up for the solar eclipse. But do you know exactly when it will occur at your location? At Backchannel, esteemed mathematician Stephen Wolfram explains (and ...
Slashdot · 8h ago

1.8 million Chicago voter records exposed online

A voting machine company exposed 1.8 million Chicago voter records after misconfiguring a security setting on the server that stored them. Election Systems & Software (ES&S), the Nebraska-b...