by Shanley Kane on October 30th, 2014

A few years ago, I wrote about some of my experiences at tech events in an essay called “Seethe and Grin.” In it, I catalogued just a small fraction of the issues that I have experienced while attending tech events, ultimately leading me to stop attending them at all: I know deeply, and by now Read More

by The Editor on October 30th, 2014

Have tips on news we should include in this section? Tweet us @ModelViewMedia. Sign up to get this newsletter in your inbox each week.  A Rainbow PUSH Coalition survey of the boards of 20 top tech companies finds that only four of their combined 189 directors are black or Hispanic, and that “Eleven of the 20 Read More

by The Editor on October 23rd, 2014

Welcome to our weekly round-up of the good, bad and ugly in tech culture. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox each week. Blameful Post Mortem As Gamer Gate rages on, driving women from their homes, gaming and the Internet, Twitter, Reddit and other platforms still staunchly refuse to address terrorism and Read More

by Shanley Kane on October 21st, 2014

Fast-following news of Snapchat hacks: revelations that social networking app “Whisper” has deliberately lied about anonymity, privacy, tracking and data storage on its platform while explicitly monitoring users, retaining “deleted” data indefinitely, sharing user information with the government and specifically tracking high profile and potentially “newsworthy” users. Whisper is an “anonymous social network” that has billed itself as “untraceable, Read More

by The Editor on October 16th, 2014

Welcome to our weekly round-up of the good, bad and ugly in tech culture. Sign up here to get it delivered to your inbox each week. Blameful Post Mortem Our blameful post mortem this week goes to male “allies.” As women in tech and gaming withstand weeks of coordinated attacks by hate groups, male allies Read More

by Shanley Kane on October 14th, 2014

Trigger warning: cyber sexual assault. In May 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had settled charges against Snapchat. The charges stated Snapchat “made multiple misrepresentations to consumers about its product that stood in stark contrast to how the app actually worked.” The report indicated that Snapchat lied repeatedly about the privacy and security capabilities Read More

by The Editor on October 9th, 2014

But we were thinking…  now that we have this nice little News blog… maybe we should do something with it one of these days. Stay tuned…