This is why grassroots immigrant groups have been some of the leading recipients of census outreach funding. In New York City, the small financial-planning nonprofit Ariva received $125,000 for its four-month census outreach. In Maryland, Centro De Apoyo Familiar, a housing counseling agency with a staff of only four (per its website), received $250,000 for census outreach, more than some counties. But, alarmingly, many of these groups have no cybersecurity personnel or training. Like many of the other census funding recipients, neither of these organizations lists any IT or cybersecurity staff, leaving it unclear who will protect the integrity of their census systems. Their staff and volunteers are preparing for this momentous count with little or no training on the sort of threats they might face from those who want to disrupt and delegitimize the census. … [Read more...] about Think Iowa’s tech meltdown was bad? Just wait until the first online census
Pride, control, and likes by association Facebook has been encountering some major brand-trust challenges since the world learned that Cambridge Analytica got access to the data of 87 million users in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election. Since then, Instagram accounts were exposed for data scraping, and a large database of more than 419 million phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts have been exposed. And let’s not forget that Facebook suffered another security breach that exposed the data of some 50 million users last year. … [Read more...] about Rebranding Instagram and WhatsApp is Facebook’s latest terrible idea
Directed by Anjali Nayar, it’s a departure from the wide open spaces we’ve become accustomed to seeing in Patagonia’s growing catalog of activist branded content. The middle of Los Angeles feels distinctly different than protecting a surf break and Chilean fishing village in 2015’s The Fisherman’s Son or last year’s take on offshore, penned fish farms in Artifishal. And it is hundreds of miles from Missoula, Montana, where earlier this month the brand premiered its new feature-length documentary Public Trust, about America’s system of public lands and the fight to protect them. … [Read more...] about Patagonia’s new film celebrates activists fighting urban oil drilling in L.A.
Currently, she leads Science Policy at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Previous roles include positions at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the American Civil Liberties Union. In 2013, Simoncelli was named by the journal Nature as “one of 10 people who mattered” for her work in spearheading the ACLU’s successful Supreme Court case challenging the patenting of human genes. … [Read more...] about Why patients have begun to lead the way in the fight against rare diseases
Fast Company received two nominations“The Influence, a print story from the November 2010 issue, with a comprehensive“We are honored by this recognition from the top judges in ourFast. “To be chosen from a group of distinguished media including National Geographic and New York is extremely rewarding.” … [Read more...] about Fast Company Honored With National Magazine Award