Howard University has been targeted by cybercriminals in a ransomware attack which has forced the school to cancel Tuesday’s lessons and ban the use of both of its dining halls. In a statement found on the university’s website, it revealed that on September 3 its information technology team had detected “unusual” activity on the school’s network. As per protocol and to avoid potential criminal activity – the network was immediately shut down in order for the issue to be investigated further. But its teams have come to the conclusion –
Why Black Workers Are facing a return to office anxiety Ninety-seven percent of Black knowledge workers are not ready to return to offices. As a result, the home has become a safe space for Black workers in the last year, a refuge from racism, crude jokes, and office politics. Working from home has reduced the discrimination and microaggressions [indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group] many Black people say they feel in the workplace, the survey also said. In addition, the need for code-switching is significantly reduced.
Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss some of the good and bad about social networking app Clubhouse, including how it has capitalized off the backs of Black creatives. They also break down: Arlan Hamilton — The visionary and founder behind VC Backstage Capital ‘Invest like a VC’ gives retail investors the chance to invest in underrepresented founders Ryan Coogler partners with Disney+ GameStop takes on Wallstreet Calendly reaches unicorn status! Extras: Techish on PatreonAdvertise with TechishPlease rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To The Techish Podcast On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, And Other Platforms.
In the 1930s Dr Gertrude Blanch led the important Mathematical Tables Project, a nearly 450-person effort to compute logarithmic, exponential, and other calculation results essential to the American government, military, finance, and science. After earning her doctorate in mathematics at Cornell, she led new approaches to computation and published volumes of tables and calculations in scientific journals. Despite her contributions, Blanch did not appear as the author of the papers she wrote. For the majority of her time on the project, her male supervisor Arnold Lowan instead received credit. This is a lasting
Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss ex COO and two Black women (now former employees) who allege a toxic work culture at Pinterest. Can shareholders sue to force a company to change its ways? (11:00) They also break down: Airbnb IPO price skyrockets, but is it overvalued? (0:15) Pyramid schemes (5:24) Pornhub removes all unverified content (19:30) Is Squire the first Black-Owned Unicorn? (22:04) Facebook in trouble (again) (24:33) Extras: Techish on Patreon:Advertise with Techish:Please rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To The Techish Podcast On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, And Other Platforms.
The news rippled across the Internet of Google’s sudden firing of prominent AI ethics researcher Dr. Timnit Gebru. Renowned for her groundbreaking work in making AI more equitable and exposing its potential for racial and gender bias – Gebru was recently highlighted in our article: the Black women fixing AI. In a series of tweets, Timnit announced the tech giant had fired her [via email] after she expressed frustration internally about Google’s lackluster diversity initiatives. Timnit explains via Twitter that she was previously asked to retract a research paper she co-authored that highlighted potential pitfalls
Techish · Kevin Hart’s Clubhouse Drama, Salesforce Buys Slack, Dave Chapelle, Black Employees Expose Coinbase? Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the NYT article exposing the fallout from the CEO of Coinbase who told employees to ‘leave concerns for issues like racial justice at the door.’ (0:17) They also break down: Do Tech companies need to engage with mainstream media? (4:04) Kevin Hart jumps into Clubhouse room over claims he isn’t funny anymore (7:44) Salesforce set to acquire Slack (17:57) The early days of startups and cultural biases
Techish · Fresh Prince Reunion, Fleets, Amazon Pharmacy Venture, Zoom Meeting Fails, Black Owned? Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss the advantages (and disadvantages) of saying you’re a black-owned company. They also break down: Abadesi on Al Jazeera talking AI and virtual influencers Twitter ‘fleets’ & the clone wars Fresh Prince of Bel-Air cast reunites with OG Aunt Viv! Amazon launches pharmacy services Zoom meeting fails Using Netflix to predict trends Extras: Techish on Patreon:Advertise with Techish:Please rate and review the Techish podcast Subscribe To The Techish Podcast On Apple Podcasts, Spotify, And Other Platforms.
Techish · Elon is Space Karen, Tech spying on Muslims, Airbnb IPO, Bill Gates, Jeremih in the ICU Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss how a Muslim prayer and dating app is connected to a location data firm that sends your personal data to brokers, contractors, and the US military. (1:30) They also break down: Jeremih in the ICU with Covid-19 (10:05) Airbnb files IPO (16:30) Elon is Space Karen (23:10) Can Bill Gates repair his reputation? (27:50) This Episode Is Sponsored By Notion! Get your Notion account here.
Techish · VP Kamala Harris, FDT, Beyoncé x Peloton, Apple, Being Black @ Work, YC for music? Techish is back with a brand new episode! Abadesi and Michael discuss Biden’s historic presidential win and the first woman of color elected US Vice President. They also break down: Biden’s presidential victory What VP Kamala Harris win means for women of color Beyoncé x Peloton partnership Do music artists need a seed accelerator? Apple event announces – Pzifer’s Covid-19 vaccine Star Wars John Boyega comments and if we ever bring our full selves to work? This