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    Microsoft senior software engineer Raymond Chen explained how a clip of a Janet Jackson song could compromise laptops running Windows XP. During his career, computer scientist Raymond Chen encountered many funny situations. After 25 years at Microsoft, he is now the company’s principal software engineer. For years, he shared these events in a blog that was published live on the computer giant’s site. August 16Raymond Chen told how Janet Jackson’s song “Rhythm Nation” had the power to crash laptops. on the edge. The story begins with the era of Windows XP, an operating system released in 2001 that disappeared in 2014. Even computers listening to the song were affected By playing this song, a manufacturer noticed that some computer models encountered errors and stopped working. When tested on competing devices, the results were similar. But even more surprisingly, the producer realized that computers also reacted to listening to “Rhythm Nation.” “The song turned out to have one of the natural resonant frequencies of the 5400 rpm laptop hard drive model they were using and from other manufacturers,” says Raymond Chen....
    Google has fired the engineer who claimed the company's artificial intelligence program chatbot LaMDA had transformed into a sentient program, the company announced Friday. Last month, the company previously placed Blake Lemoine, an engineer at Google's Responsible AI group, on paid leave for violating company policies and disputed his claims that the program essentially came alive. GOOGLE INSIDER SUSPENDED BY COMPANY AFTER SAYING AI HAS MIND OF ITS OWN "It's regrettable that despite lengthy engagement on this topic, Blake still chose to persistently violate clear employment and data security policies that include the need to safeguard product information," a Google spokesperson told Reuters. LaMDA, short for Language Model for Dialogue Applications, is a program that is intended to assume the role of a person or object during conversations. Lemoine claimed that the program persuaded him during a conversation that it should be treated like a person. “Do you ever think of yourself as a person?” Lemoine asked the program, per the Washington Post. “No, I don’t think of myself as a person,” LaMDA replied,...
    A former Central Intelligence Agency engineer was convicted Wednesday for what some called the largest leak of classified material in the CIA's history. Joshua Shulte was found guilty by a jury on nine counts after appearing in his second court case since his arrest in 2018. Shulte was arrested on charges of stealing the CIA's Vault 7 material and uploading it as a data cache in 2017 to Wikileaks. The files included details about how the CIA hacked Apple and Android smartphones during overseas spying operations, as well as efforts to use internet-connected televisions as listening devices. BIDEN 'NOT GOING TO WAIT FOREVER' FOR IRAN AFTER RAISING IDEA OF MILITARY FORCE Shulte was convicted of "one of the most brazen and damaging acts of espionage in American history," according to U.S. Attorney Damian Williams. Williams argued in court that Schulte leaked some of the "most valuable intelligence-gathering cyber tools used to battle terrorist organizations and other malign influences around the globe" out of spite and resentment toward the intelligence agency. Schulte acted as his own...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Former CIA software engineer convicted in biggest theft of classified information in agency’s history. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    A man had to have facial reconstruction surgery after falling from a three-storey building and breaking every bone in his face. Justin Starks, 24, plunged around 30ft from his apartment balcony in Stanford, California, last November. He landed directly on his chin, splitting his jaw in half on impact and shattering all 14 bones in his face. The software engineer has had to go through two gruelling operations, the first of which involved holding his face together with 90 screws. A second procedure involved 'peeling' off his skin and rebuilding the bones in his face, as well as wiring his jaw shut to give them time to heal. He has lost nearly 30lbs in the last six months because has has been living on a mostly liquid diet to avoid chewing. Miraculously, Mr Starks suffered no damage to his skull or brain, which he believes is due to his face taking the brunt of the fall.  Justin Starks (before and after the fall), 24, plunged around 30ft from his apartment balcony in Stanford, California, last November He landed directly on...
    ELON Musk has been slammed for his comments regarding Twitter by American software engineer Grady Booch. On Saturday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk talked about his plans for the social media platform Twitter. 1Elon Musk has been slammed by American software engineer Grady Booch "If Twitter acquisition completes, the company will be super focused on hardcore software engineering, design, infosec & server hardware," Musk wrote. "I strongly believe that all managers in a technical area must be technically excellent," Musk continued. It wasn't long before the comments garnered thousands of responses from people from all walks of life. One of the Twitter users to respond to the tweet included acclaimed software engineer Grady Booch. Read more on Elon MuskPOWER PLAY Inside Elon Musk’s plans to change Twitter - and increase revenue by $20 BILLIONTERROR TWEET Musk fans worried after he posts about dying 'under mysterious circumstances' "I’m a software engineer. And I have no idea what you mean by 'hardcore software engineering,' will you please enlighten me as to what you mean?" Booch replied. Many of Musk's...
    A U.S. citizen named Alexei Saab allegedly performed surveillance work at various U.S. landmarks for the jihadist terrorist group Hezbollah from 2000 to 2005 and was “ready to attack Americans at popular locations if Iran was attacked by the U.S.,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Samuel Adelsberg said in a federal court on Monday. He made the allegations during the opening arguments of Saab’s terrorism trial, the Associated Press (AP) reported. “By day, Saab was a software engineer working for technology companies,” the AP paraphrased Adelsberg as saying on April 25. “By night, he was ‘a terrorist and spy’ scoping out potential terrorism targets in New York, Boston, [and] Washington, DC,” the AP further paraphrased Adelsberg as saying. Saab, 45, is a resident of Morristown, New Jersey. He gained U.S. citizenship in 2008 after first entering the country in 2000 with a Lebanese passport. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced extensive terrorism-related charges against Saab in a press release issued on September 19, 2019. The charges against Saab included the following: [P]roviding material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization, which...
    Players of the hugely popular online game Wordle have been left furious after complaining the game has become 'too difficult' after it moved to the New York Times (NYT).  Fans have noticed several problems with the game's transition from its original website to NYT's website, with many arguing the words have become more obscure and therefore harder to guess.   Wordle, which only offers one puzzle per day to keep fans hooked, has amassed millions of players since it came online last October.  It was created by Wales-born software engineer Josh Wardle for his girlfriend Palak Shah who loves word puzzles. At the beginning of November, the simple game – which involves guessing a five-letter word in six tries – had only 90 players; now there are said to be 3 million.   Due to its barnstorming success, Wardle sold his creation to the NYT at the end of January for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.  However since the transition, many social media users have been arguing that the game has suddenly become more difficult. Examples of words before the transition included, those, drink,...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — COVID forced a number of actors to step aside while understudies slip into their roles. In the case of a Chicago software engineer, the Broadway hit “Wicked” called her back to New York, so the show could go on. 2’s Got Your Ticket with CBS 2 entertainment reporter Vince Gerasole.  
    Beloved Parsippany software engineer Willian Hua died at St. Clare’s Hospital in Denville on Jan. 9 after a brief illness at the age of 28. Born in Livingston, Hua grew up in Lake Hiawatha and graduated from Parsippany High School in 2011, his obituary says. Hua later attended the College of New Jersey, where he earned a Bachelor’s in computer science, according to his memorial. Hua worked as a front-end developer and software engineer with Texas-based company Cognizant Technology Solutions. “Willian Hua always gave his all when helping others: designing his church’s website, assisting in friend’s personal projects, and playing instruments in his band or for his church choir,” reads a social media tribute from relative Yu-Lin Hua. “He valued putting your best foot forward when coming to someone in need.” In addition to his Yu-Lin and Su-Chen, Hua leaves behind a brother and sister, Wilber Hua and Whittier Hua, as well as many extended relatives and close friends. Hua’s funeral arrangements were private. “Willian had one of the kindest and softest souls, and he never asked much of...
    A word guessing game taking the world by storm was created by a British software engineer for his partner.  Josh Wardle, who lives in Brooklyn and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2006, created the game Wordle to play with partner Palak Shah.   Having first played the game with Ms Shah, Mr Wardle then shared it with his family on WhatsApp, where it proved so popular that he opened it up to the world.  On November 1, Wordle had 90 players. Last Sunday, more than 300,000 people took part in the daily challenge.  Once a day, the game invites players to guess a five-letter word and, upon submitting their guess, Wordle tells you whether any of your letters are in the secret word and whether they are in the correct place. Players are then given six attempts to guess what the secret word is.  Josh Wardle, who lives in Brooklyn and graduated from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2006, created the game Wordle to play with partner Palak Shah Having first played the game with Ms Shah, Mr...
    Sponsored Content Engineering and medicine are two very different fields and you don’t often see people from either of these areas coming together to work on a fashion-related project. However, there are always those who start new and interesting partnerships which no one could’ve expected. Among those people are 27-year-old Kola Tytler and 23-year-old Stefano Zeppieri who, while coming from engineering and medicine backgrounds came together to not only form a sneaker store, but a successful one. So, how did these two come together? And what’s the story of their journey? Stefano, who was originally a software engineer based in Italy met Kola, an Italian-Nigerian UK-based doctor online, who also grew up in Italy. Over time, the two became better and better friends. Many times, business partners don’t usually become good friends, nor the other way around. However, Stefano and Kola have broken this assumption by becoming close friends and partners. In the beginning, Stefano and Kola came together and worked on YEEZY Mafia (previously launched by another friend of theirs), which was a news outlet relating to the...
    Web Desk: What is the salary offered to most of us by different companies? The habit of inquiring into that. It is only natural that those who work as engineers and designers at the world-renowned technology company ‘Apple’ should be interested in what they earn. The popular American business website ‘Business Insider’ did the same. Designers and engineers who have been doing a lot of work to introduce the iPhone, Mac, etc. to the world with the latest changes in line with the trend are wondering what the salary will be. These figures are based on Apple’s payroll details submitted to the U.S. Overseas Labor Certificate. Salary for the year based on status is as follows .. * $ 1,28,200-2,20,000 per computer software engineer (approximately Rs. 95 lakh to Rs. 1.63 crore)* Software Development Engineers $ 2,39,871 (approximately Rs. 1.78 crore)* Machine Learning Engineers $ 250,000 (approximately Rs. 1.86 crores)* Testing Development Engineer $ 137,275 (approximately Rs. 1.02 crore)* Production Service Engineer $ 1,50,000 (approximately Rs. 1.11 crore) * Software Development Engineer $ 1,25,000 (Approximately Rs. 93 lakhs)* Engine...
    A Perth Amboy man was charged with the shooting death of a 24-year-old Union software engineer, authorities announced Friday. Shannon Assing, 24, was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and second-degree burglary, according to Thursday, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Union Township Police Director Daniel Zieser. Isaiah Spicer was found with serious injuries on the 1200 block of Coolidge Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. He was subsequently pronounced dead. Spicer's social media pages show he studied computer science at Temple University. He went on to work as a software engineer for Spotify and was a semantic core intern at Twitter. Assing was taken into custody without incident Friday morning, and was sent to the Union County Jail pending a first appearance and detention hearing, authorities said. “We are grateful for the collaboration between local law enforcement agencies that resulted in the speedy identification and apprehension of the suspect,” Prosecutor Daniel said.  “We hope this arrest can bring solace to the loved ones grieving Mr. Spicer.” Anyone with information about the incident is still urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force...
    A $10,000 reward is being offered for information in the shooting death of a 24-year-old Union software engineer, authorities announced. Isaiah Spicer was found with serious injuries on the 1200 block of Coolidge Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel and Union Township Police Director Daniel Zieser said. He was subsequently pronounced dead. Spicer's social media pages show he studied computer science at Temple University. He went on to work as a software engineer for Spotify and was semantic core intern at Twitter. The shooting remains under investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Union Township Police Department, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Sergeant Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492, Sergeant William Fettes at 908-771-2065, or Union Police Department Detective William Young at 908-851-5037. There was no known further threat to the community and there is no indication of gang involvement. The Union County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to...
    An Amtrak passenger whose husband was killed when their train derailed and tragically crashed over the weekend sued the company Tuesday, claiming the horrific incident was a 'preventable tragedy.' Rebecca Schneider suffered 'severe and life-altering injuries' in the deadly derailment in Montana Saturday, while her husband, Zach, a 28-year-old software engineer, was one of three who tragically lost his life.  The pair, who hailed from Illinois, were on their way to Portland, Oregon, when eight of the 10 train cars train suddenly derailed in the rural town of Joplin near the center of the state, possibly ejecting several passengers. Rebecca Schneider was one of dozens injured in the deadly derailment in Montana Saturday, will while her husband, Zach, 28, was one of three who tragically lost his life. Rebecca is now seeking legal action against Amtrak on behalf of her husband and her family through a wrongful death suit Two others perished as a result of the tragic incident - Marjorie Varnadoe, 72, and Donald Varnadoe, 74, a retired Georgia couple who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by embarking on a...
    Chinese Communist Party (CCP) authorities have installed camera systems in police stations across China’s westernmost territory, Xinjiang, that allegedly use artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition software to detect people’s emotional states, the BBC reported Wednesday. A software engineer who “claimed to have installed such [AI] systems in police stations in the province” spoke to the BBC in an interview published May 26. He showed the broadcaster “five photographs of Uyghur detainees who he claimed had had the emotion recognition system tested on them.” Human rights groups and foreign governments accuse Communist Party officials of operating state-run concentration camps in Xinjiang that have held 1 million-3 million members of the territory’s minority ethnic groups — Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and others — since about 2017. Roughly 12 million Uyghurs make up the largest minority group in Xinjiang. Uyghurs have been subjected to a massive security crackdown since about 2014 after Beijing accused the mainly Sunni Muslim group of perpetrating a series of terror attacks in the region in an effort to create a separate state. The Communist Party installed security cameras across Xinjiang...
    This picture taken on June 25, 2017 shows a police vehicle patrolling the streets near the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar in China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, a day before the Eid al-Fitr holiday. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images China's Xinjiang region is home to a large population of Uighur Muslims, an ethnic Turkic minority.  Uighurs are being used to test a camera system that could detect emotions, the BBC reported.  Xinjiang has been under mass surveillance and more than a million Uighurs are in detention centers. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A software engineer said he installed a camera system that could detect emotions in police stations in Xinjiang that are being tested on the Uighurs, the BBC reported.  The system uses AI and facial recognition that could pick up on a person's emotions and is similar to a lie detector test but "far more advanced technology," the engineer who was kept anonymous for his safety.  The engineer, who showed the BBC five photos of Uighur detainees, said the recognition system was meant for "pre-judgment...
    (KPIX 5) – An East Bay software engineer has developed a free app that scours the websites of more than 20 healthcare providers in the Bay Area for open vaccine appointments, immediately notifying users in real-time. Mukesh Aggarwal, a principal security engineer at Intuit, with more than 20 years of industry experience, has spent the past month building and refining the app. Aggarwal conceived the idea after spending some time trying to book an appointment for his elderly parents. READ MORE: Serial Robbery Suspect Arraigned On Federal Charges; Accused In 23 Cases Across Bay Area “I thought that if I, being a software engineer, if I’m having so much of a hard time finding appointments for my parents, a normal person who’s not good with computers, or the websites, how would they find the appointment?” Aggarwal told KPIX 5. Once an hour, Aggarwal’s app scans public and private healthcare providers including Stanford, MyTurn, Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, and CVS, searching for open slots. The app then pushes results to a chat group on Telegram called “Bay Area Vaccine Notifications.” Complete...
    A New Jersey man was arrested after more than 10,000 photos depicting child sex abuse were discovered on his computer, authorities said Monday. Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, was charged with a single count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said. Ruotolo's office began investigating following a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Spearheaded by Det. Craig Famoso, the investigation led to an IP address being used by Poutre, who at the time lived on the 2000 block of Princeton Avenue in Fanwood, according to Special Prosecutions Unit Supervisor and Assistant Prosecutor Melissa Spagnoli, who is prosecuting the case. During the execution of a court-authorized forensic examination of Poutre’s computer, Det. Keith Johnson of the Prosecutor’s Office’s Cyber Crime Task Force used specialized software to locate and retrieve the digital images, which had been deleted, Spagnoli said. Poutre surrendered and was formally charged last week, after which he was ordered to appear in Union County Superior Court, with a first appearance scheduled for Wednesday, April 7. Poutre's LinkedIn page says...
    Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg, 20, and software engineer William LeGate have teamed up to launch a progressive pillow company to rival Trump supporter Mike Lindell after first tweeting about it as a joke. Hogg, a gun control activist co-founder of March for Our Lives, hopes to compete against Lindell - a loyal defender of former President Donald Trump who has repeatedly shared unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about election fraud. '@williamlegate and I are going to prove that progressives can make a better pillow, run a better business and help make the world a better place while doing it,' Hogg tweeted.  'We will have the name announced soon but we need to get through the legal process of trademarking as so on.' David Hogg posted about the formation of a pillow company with William LeGate to rival MyPillow William LeGate, right, and David Hogg, left, have teamed up to form a pillow company They decided to launch the progressive pillow company to rival Trump supporter Mike Lindell (pictured with Trump at the White House in 2017)  Hogg said that...
    Tesla didn’t say if it believed Khatilov had coordinated with others. However, it warned that it “did not uncover” all of Khatilov’s actions, and that he might still be sharing Tesla’s files. The staffer had to work remotely due to the pandemic, making it difficult to verify that the files had been deleted. The automaker has been highly protective of its technology in the past, having sued Rivian and Zoox for allegedly hiring recruits who brought Tesla secrets with them. That’s on top of suing individuals like Martin Tripp, who Elon Musk called a “saboteur.” Khatilov’s case, if true, is only likely to heighten Tesla’s concerns about trade secret theft — if people sign up just to steal automation tools, Tesla may feel justified in jealously protecting its all-important EV and self-driving technology.
    Tesla is accusing a former software engineer of downloading and stealing a massive cache of code just days after he started working at the company.  Alex Khatilov has been described as a 'willful and malicious' thief in a federal lawsuit. Khatilov is accused of moving 26,000 highly sensitive company files to his personal Dropbox account 'with the deliberate intent to injure Tesla's business' within days of starting his job.   Khatilov tells the New York Post that the files were in his Dropbox in error and disputes any allegations that he was going to steal the files or give them to someone else.  Alex Khatilov started working with Tesla on December 28th. Khatilov, who works as a Software Quality Engineering Manager is alleged to have downloaded 26,000 highly sensitive files 'I've been working for, like, 20 years in this industry, and I know what sensitive documents are about, and I never, ever tried to access any of those, or steal it,' said Khatilov to The Post.  The copied files consists of code which Tesla uses to automate various business tasks including...
    Jobs oi-Velmurugan b | Updated: Monday, December 21, 2020, 20:10 [IST] Bangalore: The world’s most popular search engine company Google is looking for software engineers in India. Google Home Employees (WFH) can now work. Google wants to hire talented technicians for Corona Central .. Google Software Job Description 1. Software Engineer, Google VMware Engine, Google Cloud | Bangalore Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related technical field or equivalent qualification 5 years work experience (eg, Java, C ++, or Python). Preferred Qualifications: PhD in Computer Science Experience with the Linux networking stack (TCP / IP, NAT, IPtables, policy routing). Apply and additional information 2 Software Engineer, University Graduate, 2021 Launch | Bangalore & Hyderabad Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (work experience Unix / Linux, Windows or Mac environments, distributed systems, machine learning, information retrieval and TCP / IP. Experience programming in C, C ++, Java or Python) ‘ Apply and additional information Preferred Qualifications Master’s Degree or PhD ‘ Google has announced that it needs people for various jobs,...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ | The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO  — A Northern California county has agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle a lawsuit by a Silicon Valley software engineer who was having a mental health crisis when a deputy shot him, paralyzing him from the waist down. Placer County agreed to pay Samuel Kolb, 50, and his family $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit the family filed after a deputy shot him twice on Jan. 14, 2018, inside a North Lake Tahoe rental cabin where Kolb and his teenage son were vacationing, Kolb said. “There’s a measure of relief in not having to go through this and not having to put my family through any more legal challenges. But I would trade all the money plus interest to have my old life back, to not have gone through this and put my family through this, to have full use of my body. No amount of money makes up for that,” Kolb said. Kolb and his son traveled from their home in San Mateo for a ski trip...
    Getty Parler has received many new members recently. Parler is a new social media app that many conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump have flocked to after the election. Facebook has been flooded with posts by people sharing their new Parler names. But as the numbers increase, rumors increase too. Was Parler recently sold? No, it was not sold. Here’s a look at who owns and created Parler.Parler Was Not Recently SoldWhen more people started joining the app, rumors circulated that it was sold. Some rumors even claimed that former President Barack Obama had purchased Parler. But these rumors are not true. Parler is a microblogging, social networking site that first was launched in August 2018. It was founded by John Matze and Jared Thomson, Buzzfeed News reported. Matze is currently the CEO and Thomson is the CTO. Matze wrote a post on Parler disputing rumors that the site had been sold. Parler He wrote: “The ownership structure of Parler is myself, a small group of close friends and employees. Additionally, Parler has 2 strategic...
    In a recent article, Uber software engineer Kurt Nelson explained why he would be voting against California Prop 22 despite being employed by the company pushing it. Prop 22 seeks to classify gig economy drivers as independent contractors, a cause Uber has spent many millions of dollars supporting. It would in effect reverse the recently passed AB 5 law that forces gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft to classify their drivers as employees instead of contractors. In an article published by TechCrunch titled “I’m a software engineer at Uber and I’m voting against Prop 22,” Uber software engineer Kurt Nelson explains why he will be voting against  proposition 22 and why he believes that the issue is “bigger than” his employment at Uber. According to Ballotpedia, Proposition 22 seeks to “define app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers as independent contractors and adopt labor and wage policies specific to app-based drivers and companies.” It is a response to AB 5, a California law classifying gig economy workers as employees. Uber and Postmates have sued the state to stop AB 5,...
    Ebonie Sanderson shared the multiple abusive voice memos she received via Instagram. @eboniesand/Instagram A 28-year-old Australian man lost his job as a software engineer after his former Tinder matches shared his messages publically. Ebonie Sanderson and Erin Hinds posted screenshots from conversations with a man who went by "Tom" in which he insulted their appearance and shamed them for their sexual history.  The posts went viral and the Tinder messages eventually reached the man's employer. The company terminated the software engineer and condemned his behavior. Thomas McGuirk, the man behind the Tinder profile, admitted to the exchanges and says he's "distraught" by his actions. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A software engineer from Australia was fired last week after two women made public the abusive and misogynistic messages they said he sent to them on dating apps and social media platforms, The Daily Mail reported.  26-year-old Ebonie Sanderson matched with "Tom" on Tinder, and the two began exchanging messages. The man repeatedly insisted that Sanderson come to his home, but she says she declined his requests....
    A software engineer at Facebook quit on Tuesday after accusing the social media platform of “profiting off hate.” Hide Ashok Chandwaney, who worked at the company for the past five years, outlined their reasoning in an open letter on Facebook. Hide “I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,” Chandwaney wrote. After nearly 5 1/2 years, today is my last day at Facebooktl;dr Im quitting because I can no longer stomach…Posted by Ashok Chandwaney on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Hide Chandwaney says the breaking point recently came after Facebook failed to swiftly remove a militia group’s event page calling on members to show up to protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Two people were later shot and killed at the protest. Facebook’s decision not to remove a post by President Donald Trump in which he stated that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” was also cited by Chandwaney. Although Facebook recently announced a crackdown on movements tied to violence, including militia groups, Chandwaney argues that the company’s only...
    A software engineer resigned from Facebook Tuesday morning because they could 'no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate'. Ashok Chandwaney, 28, who is non-binary and uses 'they' and 'them' as pronouns, posted a nearly 1,300-word resignation letter on Facebook's internal employee network because they felt it was time to take a stand.  'I’m quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally,' Chandwaney wrote in the letter that was obtained by The Washington Post.  Chandwaney said that Facebook is more concerned with profits than promoting social good.  Software engineer, Ashok Chandwaney (pictured), 28, resigned from Facebook Tuesday morning because they could 'no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate' Chandwaney cited the rise of racism and incitements to violence on the social media platform from members of the Boogaloo Bois (example pictured) and QAnon The boogaloo movement is a far-right anti-government extremist movement and has oftentimes been described as a militia. QAnon (demonstrator pictured) is a conspiracy theory...
    A software engineer for Facebook is departing the company over the platform's alleged permissiveness toward hate. "I'm quitting because I can no longer stomach contributing to an organization that is profiting off hate in the US and globally," Ashok Chandwaney said in a letter on Tuesday posted to the company's internal message board. A Facebook representative rejected the assessment. “We don’t benefit from hate," Facebook spokeswoman Liz Bourgeois said, according to the Washington Post. “We invest billions of dollars each year to keep our community safe and are in deep partnership with outside experts to review and update our policies. This summer we launched an industry leading policy to go after QAnon, grew our fact-checking program, and removed millions of posts tied to hate organizations — over 96% of which we found before anyone reported them to us.” In the letter that is nearly 1,300 words long, Chandwaney said that he believes that the platform is allowing harmful rhetoric without proper recourse, accusing the company of not wanting to incur "regulatory risk." Referring to a post by President...
    A software engineer for Google was arrested during rioting that took place in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend, according to a new report. Zachary Ames Trudo, 32, was arrested and charged with assault, attempting escape, resisting arrest, and other lesser crimes, journalist Andy Ngo reported. Ngo has gained an online following in recent years through his reporting on anti-government demonstrations. Trudo lists his profession as a software engineer at Google, according to his LinkedIn profile. Google did not immediately respond to the Washington Examiner's request to confirm Trudo's current status with the company. Seattle-area Google engineer, Zachary Ames Trudo, was arrested at the antifa riot in Portland, Ore. The 32-year-old is charged w/assault, attempting escape, resisting arrest & more. He was quickly released. #PortlandRiots #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/jEiPGerA8F pic.twitter.com/QJrP61XmWJ— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 26, 2020 For weeks, protesters have attacked businesses and other personal property in Portland following the death of George Floyd. The people have clashed with federal agents deployed by the Justice Department to protect a federal courthouse in Portland targeted by the groups. ...
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