Government and Policy

A plan to handle the digital afterlife

Facebook announced earlier this year a tweak in its digital afterlife policy, and Yahoo Japan is offering a host of services for signing off digitally once mortality strikes, as Brandon Bailey wrote here earlier this month. Now a group Read More →

‘Hack North Korea’ the latest in themed hackathons

Silicon Valley knows how to do hackathons. The Valley's libertarians and conservatives huddled this weekend at a hackathon in San Francisco, Politico reports. There have been others focused on immigration reform and creating local government apps. But Read More →

Clinton going for social media daily double

Hillary Clinton is going for a social-media daily double, later today. While technically she’s just plugging her new book, the former U.S. Senator and Secretary of State has made a series of public appearances recently in which she’s Read More →

Net neutrality: FCC comments roundup

Today's the last day to submit comments to the FCC on the net neutrality issue. The principle of equal treatment of and access to all Internet traffic may not be the sexiest topic out there, but the more than 1 Read More →

Bill Campbell leaves Apple’s board after 17 years

Bill Campbell, Apple's longest serving board member, is retiring, the company announced Thursday. Sue Wagner, co-founder of BlackRock, an investment firm, will join the board. Campbell's roots in Silicon Valley run deep. He was a marketing executive at Apple under John Read More →

A Twitter campaign to push Twitter to release its workforce data

Google has done it. So has Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn and most recently Salesforce. Apple's CEO told Bloomberg that he will "at some point." But so far, Twitter has not said it will release data about its workforce demographics. Now, Rev. Read More →
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