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Tackling ‘big tech’ issues through storytelling, with Jessica Powell

Jessica Powell, Google’s former head of PR from 2012-2018 (years in which Google required a not-insignificant amount of PR leadership), is now a rock star writer whose 2018 debut book, The Big Disruption: A Totally Fictional But Essentially True Silicon Valley Story, was the first novel published by Medium. I recently spoke with Powell for ...

Is your autonomous vehicle Sally the sports car or blood-thirsty Christine?

We have an ever-growing number of distracted and inept drivers turning our crowded highways into a dystopic version of real-life Frogger. Enter the autonomous vehicle. ...

Gender, race and social change in tech; Moira Weigel on the Internet of Women, Part Two

Tech ethics can mean a lot of different things, but surely one of the most critical, unavoidable, and yet somehow still controversial propositions in the emerging field of ethics in technology is that tech should promote gender equality. But does it? And to the extent it does not, what (and who) needs to change? In ...

PwC study: The new #1 reason CEOs get booted is because they are ****** predators and thieves

PWC reports that the top reason that CEOs from large companies are fired is no longer related to bad financial performance or board conflict as has been the case for nearly two decades of their CEO Success studies. It's because the ousted CEOs are, surprise, slimeballs and crooks! From PWC:

For the first time in the ...

On the Internet of Women with Moira Weigel

“Feminism,” the writer and editor Marie Shear famously said in an often-misattributed quote, “is the radical notion that women are people.” The genius of this line, of course, is that it appears to be entirely non-controversial, which reminds us all the more effectively of the past century of fierce debates surrounding women’s equality. And what ...

Trifecta adds Beyond Meat’s products to its organic prepared food delivery service

Organic meal delivery service Trifecta is partnering with Beyond Meat to bring the company’s plant-based meat replacements to its prepared meal and a la carte delivery service, the companies said today. Unlike its biggest competitor, Impossible Foods  (which chose to go a business-to-business route supplying its meat replacement to restaurants), Beyond Meat primarily went through ...

Googler uprising leads to shut down of AI ethics committee that included the president of the Heritage Foundation

This week, thousands of googlers and many others (including me) signed an open letter objecting to the inclusion of Heritage Foundation president Kay Coles James on the company's Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), on the the grounds that James had frequently evinced viciously transphobic, racist, anti-immigrant sentiments.

ATEAC barely survived a week: ...

Compliance, ethics, and live calls

Reminder: Live conference call today at 2pm EDT / 11am PDT We have TechCrunch writers Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark talking all things tech today — be sure to check your inboxes for dial-in details a bit later today, and come armed with questions! A roundtable conversation on tech ethics Our resident humanist and ethicist ...

Expert Panel: What even IS “tech ethics”?

It’s been a pleasure, this past month, to launch a weekly series investigating issues in tech ethics, here at TechCrunch. As discussions around my first few pieces have taken off, I’ve noticed one question recurring in a number of different ways: what even IS “tech ethics”? I believe there’s lots of room for debate about ...