Google says it will increase diversity in leadership 30 percent by 2025

Google says it will increase diversity in leadership 30 percent by 2025

Google announced new racial equity initiatives. Angela Lang/CNET Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday said the search giant will add more black employees, as well as employees from other “underrepresented groups,” to its leadership ranks. The company vowed a 30% improvement over the next five years.  The promise is part of a broader slew of […]
Civil rights groups slam Facebook, call for ad boycott

Civil rights groups slam Facebook, call for ad boycott

Angela Lang/CNET In a new campaign called #StopHateforProfit, six civil rights groups are asking large Facebook advertisers to boycott the site, due to what they call the social media giant’s “repeated failure to address the vast proliferation of hate on...
Zoom will offer full encryption to free users after all

Zoom will offer full encryption to free users after all

Angela Lang/CNET It turns out Zoom will go ahead and offer end-to-end encryption to all users, despite previously saying the feature would be a premium one, for paying customers only. That’s according to a Wednesday blog post from CEO Eric Yuan.  The...