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This tool gender-swapped the voices of tech job candidates. Here’s what happened:

This tool gender-swapped the voices of tech job candidates. Here’s what happened:

If you've ever applied for a job, you know how crucial nailing the interview is. Interviewing.io is a program that focuses on only the interview, removing prior credentials such as college, age, gender, and other factors. Yet, the website's founder noticed that men were 1.4 times more likely to advance to the next round of interviews, and men scored higher by .5 than women on a 5 point scale, suggesting gender bias simply by the sound of someone's voice.

Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2016/07/15/this-tool-gender-swapped-the-voices-of-tech-job-candidates-heres-what-happened/?platform=hootsuite

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Pokemon Go T&Cs strip users of legal rights

Who knows what's hiding in the fine print of the terms and conditions? They'recumbersome, 40 pages long, and written by lawyers. Unfortunately, a close look at the contract reveals that Pokémon Go users forfeit all rights to sue Nintendo and Niantic Labs (the creator) of all personal injury liability. Additionally, Pokémon Go allows itself to wheedle into users' phones, contacts, emails, geolocations, and a slew of other privacy breaches.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/17/pokemon-go-tcs-strip-users-of-legal-rights/

 

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Disrupting DC: Shana Glenzer Promotes Women In Tech

Surprisingly, Washington DC is a hotbed for women interested in the tech field, as over 40% of tech workers are female. A great piece of advice in this interview; working in technology doesn't mean exclusively coding or computer science. Every tech company needs a marketer, a salesperson, an accountant, and a myriad of other occupations all companies employ.

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/anushayhossain/2016/06/30/disrupting-dc-shana-glenzer-promotes-women-in-tech/#65c082502c33

Image Source: By dcJohn from Live in DC, Work in Baltimore (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

Microsoft has been keeping data offshore in Ireland, and that's fine. In an ongoing New York court case, the state desired information from Microsoft regarding a customer, and Microsoft rebuffed. A federal ruling upheld the legitimacy of Microsoft's right to keep data outside the United States private. Expect to see many corporation hold data outside the U.S.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/07/14/microsoft-wins-second-circuit-warrant/

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

Barbie’s Running for President, Too

A new third party has emerged in the 2016 presidential race. Barbie, released and running as president for the sixth time since 1992, is also running with a female doll, not Ken. Barbie presidential dolls have sold poorly in the past, but Mattel has decided to continue rolling out the original Barbie with a more "contemporary" wardrobe. The doll retails at $24.99.

Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/barbies-running-for-president-too-1468382461?mod=e2fb

Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma explains why this is the era of women

Jack Ma, the founder of the Alibaba Group and  the Chinese e-commerce giant, talks about women at his company, and the current role of women in business around the world. Ma cites women's technological acumen and communication skills, among other topics.

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/jack-ma-women

Image Source: World Economic Forum at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

How To Thrive In Your Global Career Assignment As A Millennial Woman

This Forbes interview's subject is Yewande Ogunkoya, 28, a business director at Maxus London, a British media agency. Ogunkoya's five pieces of advice to millennial women are:

1. Being open to cultural nuances and respect them

2. Thinking of your gender and age as an advantage

3. Taking advantage of the outsider perspective

4. Finding an activity to anchor you

5. Leveraging the global view upon your return

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/ruchikatulshyan/2016/07/06/how-to-thrive-in-your-global-career-assignment-as-a-millennial/#8d80491521c1