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The Infectious Myth -The Damore Manifesto – 08.29.17

Most people took one of two sides with the Google manifesto of James Damore on the role of women in technology. He was either a misogynist pig with no right to express his uneducated and prejudiced views, or a free speech warrior being stifled by out of control political correctness. Few actually read the internal memo, or considered it in …

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Vandana Shiva – ‘Free Basics’ Will Take Away More Than Our Right to the Internet

As the TRAI decides the fate of Free Basics, Mark Zuckerberg is in India with ₹100 crore, in pocket change, for advertising. Facebook’s Free Basics is a repackaged internet.org, or in other words, a system where Facebook decides what parts of the internet are important to users. Reliance, Facebook’s Indian partner in the Free Basics venture, is an Indian mega-corporation with interests …