In this issue, we review the major events, themes and trends from 2015 in technology and culture. We critique the current state of tech feminism, cultural complacency towards racism in the field, and the evolution of codes of conduct as a tool in tech communities. We discuss how whiteness and colonialism function in online harassment, and how diversity initiatives failed in 2015. Plus, how privilege plays out in cybersecurity and online privacy; and a look at the major issues facing the tech industry in the year ahead. Public Domain Photo, Joshua Tree National Park.