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TECH 16 Dec 2014 | 6:12 PM

California policeman who threatened protesters on Twitter put on leave

A San Jose police officer who tweeted threatening messages to demonstrators protesting the police killings of unarmed black men has been placed on administrative leave, a spokeswoman for the department said.

TECH 11 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM

Nastiness threatens online reader comments

The Internet was supposed to facilitate better exchange between the public and news media. But vile and hateful comments changed all that.

TECH 06 Feb 2017 | 3:00 AM

Playing and losing in the game of life

To see human behaviour for what it is, one of the best places to look at is the fantasy world of online gaming.

TECH 27 May 2017 | 5:00 AM

Google’s employee-run email list tracks bias complaints

At most companies, if you think you’ve witnessed sexual harassment, sexism, bigotry or racism, there’s one way to get it addressed: going to human resources.

TECH 17 Aug 2017 | 10:30 PM

Internet doors slammed on white nationalist extremism

White extremists are having doors to the Internet slammed on efforts to promote violent and bigoted agendas.

TECH 04 Oct 2017 | 2:30 AM

Use Facebook to convert bigots: opinion

The data scientist Jeff Hammerbacher, one of Facebook's early employees, lamented years ago that "the best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads."

TECH 26 Feb 2018 | 12:30 AM

Google fired man for opposing his co-workers’ bigotry and white supremacy, lawsuit alleges

Google fired a disabled, queer, transgender engineer for opposing discrimination, harassment and white supremacy among his fellow Googlers, a lawsuit filed Feb 21 alleges.

TECH 27 Feb 2018 | 1:00 AM

Google ‘bro culture’ led to violence, sexual harassment against female engineer, lawsuit alleges

As a young, female software engineer at male-dominated Google, Loretta Lee was slapped, groped and even had a co-worker pop up from beneath her desk one night and tell her she'd never know what he'd been doing under there, according to a lawsuit filed against the company.

TECH 18 Dec 2018 | 5:50 AM

Facebook urged to change leadership by group of 31 US non-profits

Facebook Inc, reeling from criticism about Russian influence campaigns on its platform, now faces calls for changes to its top management from a collection of 31 US civil rights groups.

TECH 18 Mar 2019 | 9:22 AM

Australian teen who egged senator hailed online as ‘heroic’

An Australian teen who egged a far-right senator over his offensive comments about the Christchurch mosque attacks has been hailed as “heroic” by Internet users, who have raised thousands of dollars in support of his protest.