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Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal @TechCrunch @hirimalibe

Nearly two months ago, the Tor Project promised a full investigation into the sexual assault allegations that led to the resignation of one of its lead developers, Jacob Appelbaum. That investigation is now complete, Tor’s executive director Shari Steele announced today, and the Tor Project is implementing new policies and procedures to prevent future incidents.…

via Tor Project announces new policies in wake of sexual assault scandal — TechCrunch

The quest to cure loneliness — TechCrunch

Foursquare, Google Latitude, and Facebook Nearby failed to change the way we all meet up. That’s because intent, not location, is the most important thing when connecting people offline. If we want to meet up for food, coffee, drinks, the gym, a party, or just to chill, it’s tough to know who else does too. It…

via The quest to cure loneliness — TechCrunch

Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Pejman Mar and ffVC — TechCrunch

TechCrunch Include Office Hours are happening on June 16th and startups have 48 hours left to apply! Pejman Nozad, Mar Hershenson, Ajay Kamat and Neda Blocho from Pejman Mar Ventures, along with Adam Plotkin from ffVC, will join TechCrunch to provide valuable advice and feedback to startups. Launched in 2014, Include is TechCrunch’s diversity program, aimed at…

via Underrepresented founders, apply for Include office hours with Pejman Mar and ffVC — TechCrunch

Airbnb bans racist host — TechCrunch

Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky has come out and said that racism and discrimination is not allowed on the platform. This comes after an Airbnb host in North Carolina canceled on a black person and sent her a slew of racist insults. Chesky also said Airbnb has permanently banned the host. “The incident in NC was disturbing…

via Airbnb bans racist host — TechCrunch

Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked — TechCrunch

Bummer, dude! That’s what you say when you find out that your whole keg of Heiney is totally skunked but it doesn’t matter because you’ll totally still drink it after you finish the pony keg of Sammo’s Irish Red. But what if I told you that folks in Spain have figured out a way to…

via Chemists create an app that can tell if your beer is skunked — TechCrunch

Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector — TechCrunch

More than 1 million users. Sixteen billion monthly page views. Ninety-nine percent user engagement. If these sound like stats from tech companies, you’re right. Except these tech companies are nonprofits. Read More

via Three ways tech is reinventing a surprising sector — TechCrunch

Shaving for the Red Hook Initaitve — TechCrunch

We’re here in Red Hook, Brooklyn for TechCrunch Disrupt NY and Jon Shieber’s beard is getting out of control. It’s getting shaved for the Red Hook Initiative. Use this GoFundMe page to contribute to the cause or donate directly to the Red Hook Initiative here. Jon is a gentle soul and a fine writer. As…

via Shaving for the Red Hook Initaitve — TechCrunch

How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the world — TechCrunch

We have grown accustomed to the Silicon Valley zeal driving startups to develop new technologies that will disrupt the market in yet another way. On-demand apps like Uber are aimed at making our lives easier by saving us time and money. In other parts of the world, people are faced with different kinds of “problems.”…

via How social entrepreneurship is making a difference in the world — TechCrunch

Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry — TechCrunch

Tech’s freshman class of diversity and inclusion leaders gathered at Rev. Jesse Jackson’s PUSHTech 2020 conference today to answer the question, “What now?” Within the last six months, Dropbox, Pinterest, Airbnb, Twitter and Intuit have all hired employees charged with correcting their diversity problems. Read More

via Tech’s new diversity leaders explain how they plan to fix sexism and racism in the industry — TechCrunch

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