James Damore

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Parisa Tabriz: “I generally think there is something really beautiful about checking assumptions, which is what hacking is all about.”

It isn’t unusual to meet people with distinctive job titles working in the tech sector. But even so, proclaiming yourself to be a “security princess” (...)

Class action: Three women who worked at Google in recent years sued in San Francisco superior court alleging that the company pays women less than men for equal or similar work. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Google has been accused in a class action of systematically paying male employees more than females, adding the internet giant to a growing list of te(...)

How to Win Friends and Influence People: not everyone agrees with Dale Carnegie, but he knew the value of persuasion. Photograph: Frederic Hamilton/Hulton/Getty

By the time you read this I will be on my way to jail. Not to be detained at her majesty’s pleasure but to argue about current affairs as part of a de(...)

John Stuart Mill: “If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error”.

After almost two decades, perhaps Google’s famous motto, “Don’t be evil,” is due for an update.How about, “Don’t question anything”? Or perhaps, “Don’(...)

Google said James Damore violated its code of conduct and his actions advanced harmful gender stereotypes

Alphabet’s Google cancelled a company-wide meeting on Thursday scheduled to discuss the controversy over a memo opposing diversity policies, the compa(...)

Snorkelling in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, known for its clear waters but much-emptied streets. Photograph: Mohamed El-Shahed/AFP/Getty

In numbers: Pilotless aircraft $26 billion Sum that airlines could save on pilot costs by introducing pilotless aircraft, according to a study by Sw(...)

Men and women are different. On this, almost everyone acquainted with reality agrees. How different is the more controversial question, to which there(...)

In an era when every industry is becoming an offshoot of the technology industry, and when the decisions of software engineers affect all our lives in profound ways, Silicon Valley has become a crucial ground zero in the battle for gender equality. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Occasionally, a story blows up out of nowhere that so perfectly fits the times that it appears to have been delivered from the gods as some sort of pa(...)

On the tenth anniversary of the first rumblings of the global financial crisis, the Inside Business podcast looks at whether the Irish economy has really emerged from a “lost decade”.

On the tenth anniversary of the first rumblings of the global financial crisis, the Inside Business podcast looks at whether the Irish economy has rea(...)

“Censorship is for losers,” Julian Assange wrote on Twitter. “Women & men deserve respect. That includes not firing them for politely expressing ideas but rather arguing back.” File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The male Google engineer fired for circulating a memo decrying the company’s diversity hiring programme became the centre of a heated debate on sexis(...)

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