In this issue, we review the major events, themes and trends from 2016 in technology and culture. We look at the state of data, propaganda and critical literacy. We explore the state of activism dedicated to mental health in the tech industry. We celebrate the accomplishments of Black women in technology in 2016. We present new research on hackathons and exclusion. We present multiple critiques on why diversity in tech is failing. Plus, a special analysis from our editor. Photo CC-BY Cindy Funk.