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How Two Neighbors Shared Much More Than Wifi And Helped An International Community

May 22, 2017

Craig Newmark and Organic Health Response come full circle 8 years later After a chance meeting at a San Francisco coffee shop eight years ago, the founder of craigslist took a chance on a dreamer with a big idea. That dream was Organic Health Response, a nonprofit that now helps thousands of underserved people in… Read more »

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Avoiding Inequity By Giving Youth A Voice

May 8, 2017

All youth deserve to have a voice on issues that matter to them. Unfortunately, research continues to show that this ideal is not achieved for millions of young people. CIRCLE is committed to helping organizations and governments use research and data to improve civic life and close gaps in opportunities for civic engagement. In a… Read more »

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How Tech Giants Are Banding Together to Fight Fake News

April 3, 2017

In high school US history, I learned that a trustworthy press is the immune system of democracy. As a news consumer, like most folks, I want news we can trust. That means standing up for trustworthy news media and learning how to spot clickbait and deceptive news. A group of tech industry leaders, academic institutions,… Read more »

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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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