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Consumer Reports Addresses Privacy and Security Concerns in the Digital Age

March 7, 2017

Hey, many of you have probably heard of Consumer Reports, the world’s largest independent nonprofit consumer org. They're doing really good work, and just announced the launch of an ambitious, collaborative effort that'll really make an impact on the digital marketplace in a way that puts consumers’ data security and privacy needs at the forefront. This means… Read more »

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Half a Life in Customer Service

February 23, 2017

I recently turned sixty four, well into my Sunset Years. At IBM I spent eleven years in customer service as a Systems Engineer, ten years of that helping General Motors. As of this writing, at craigslist, I've done twenty-one years of customer service, though these days, I do just enough to stay in touch with… Read more »

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Wikimedia Launches New Program To Fight Online Harassment

January 27, 2017

Did you know that 40% of internet users, and as many as 70% of younger users have personally experienced harassment online? And more than half of people who reported experiencing harassment also reported decreasing their participation in the Wikimedia community. And, Wikimedia's the real deal – we need as many voices at the table as possible…. Read more »

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SXSL: What Happens When Tech Innovators Descend on the White House Lawn

October 5, 2016

"The vote is precious, it is almost sacred, it is the most powerful nonviolent instrument or tool that we have in a democratic society, and we must use it. So, you must go out all across America, and tell young people, and people not so young, tell all of us: Vote! The vote is powerful."… Read more »

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How the White House is Using Tech to Change the Country

September 29, 2016

Folks, big news: the White House is hosting a South by South Lawn (SXSL) event on Monday, October 3rd. This is about civic engagement and accessibility, which is more important than ever.  The deal is, the Craig Newmark Foundation is a partner in the SXSL event on the White House lawn. Earlier this year, President Obama traveled to… Read more »

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From Barriers to Benefits: Impact of Community Radio in Western Kenya

September 2, 2016

Earlier this year, we shared a blog post about overcoming barriers to tech and community radio in Western Kenya. This is a follow up about the impact of community radio on Mfangano Island from the folks at Organic Health Response… This year, the Ekialo Kiona Suba Radio (“EK-FM”) officially received a radio license by the… Read more »

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