GitHub is best known for hosting many open-source coding projects. Much less known is that the company, a subsidiary of Microsoft, has worked under contract with the Department of Homeland Security’s controversial Immigration & Customs Enforcement agency since 2016. In an internal company email, leaked yesterday to Fight for the Future’s Evan Greer, it was revealed that ICE recently renewed its contract for an on-premises GitHub Enterprise Server license, which had been pending since August. advertisement advertisement In an open letter obtained by the Washington Post, GitHub employees responded with outrage to their CEO’s email. They characterized ICE’s mission as a “human crisis,” writing: “The evidence is clear that ICE is using technology to terrorize families and communities and violate human rights, in direct contravention of both domestic and international law.” The CEO’s October 8 email was … [Read more...] about In the face of employee outrage, Microsoft’s GitHub scrambles to defend its new ICE contract
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Tristan Walker is in the house. advertisement advertisement He is posted up in the vestibule of the Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California, where the hottest venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, has just hosted a screening of a new documentary starring the rapper Nas. Nas is here, too, but from the way Tristan Walker works the crowd of nearly 1,000, you’d think it was his premiere. Sporting a light-gray Bailey fedora and a speckled charcoal sweatshirt bearing the logo of his new startup, Walker & Company Brands, the debonair 30-year-old dives into the masses, vanishes, reemerges in a corner deep in conversation, and makes introductions all around, exclaiming, “You two should meet!” During a stationary second, a young black man who can’t be more than 20 years old walks over. “I’ve been following your moves,” he says. “And I’ve been really inspired by you.” Walker is a celebrity in Silicon … [Read more...] about Tristan Walker: The Visible Man
December is the time to set goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s making a resolution or forming a strategic plan, most of us are looking forward. But December should also be the time to look back and glean lessons from the current year. advertisement advertisement Ten entrepreneurs, CEOs, and industry leaders share the challenges they encountered in 2014 and the lessons they’ll carry forward: 1. One-size-fits-all is not a global strategy — Hill Ferguson, chief product officer for PayPal As PayPal expanded into 15 countries during 2014, the company learned that persistence and commitment are necessary for international growth. “You will be challenged because not all markets are created equally. Regulatory and compliance issues were front and center for countries like Turkey and Russia. You need a flexible platform so you can build products that actually serve the market you’re trying to enter,” says Hill. 2. Use the short time you … [Read more...] about 10 Industry Leaders Share Their Best Lessons From 2014
The Road Transport and Highways Ministry recently made it compulsory for drivers to own a FASTag for all toll payments which will be enforced from December 1, 2019. While the service was already in use before, this move is expected to cut down the waiting time for people at toll plazas.What is FASTag?A FASTag is a prepaid rechargeable tag service that allows the driver to make automatic payment for tolls, without having to stop or wait in a queue. This not only saves the time of the driver but also ensures that every vehicle that passes the toll is scanned and accounted for. An activated FASTag, which is installed on the car’s windshield, uses Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology to communicate with the scanner which automatically deducts the amount from the user’s bank account.Close Where to get a FASTag and how to activate it? related news Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite tipped to feature 48MP triple-cameras, Snapdragon 855 processor Customs clearance to … [Read more...] about What is FASTag? How to purchase and recharge FASTag?