Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter — TechCrunch

Microsoft has partnered with Black Girls Code, led by Kimberly Bryant, to enable the organization to launch a chapter in Seattle, Microsoft announced on LinkedIn today. Since launching in 2011, Black Girls Code has introduced technology and computer science to young black girls in 13 cities throughout the country. Seattle marks Black Girls Code’s 14th…

via Microsoft partners with Black Girls Code to help the organization launch Seattle chapter — TechCrunch

A Brave New World-Indeed

The Trump Administration is backing a new technology for the genetic manipulation of plants and even animals with no intend to supervise or regulate against possible dangers. If left unchecked, it could open a Pandora’s Box of dangers to human health for generations. Yet very little debate is taking place on this dramatic development. Here […]

via US Gov Backs Dangerous New Genetic Manipulation Approach — Astute News

Our voices united are threatened

Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality regulations is another, equally awful ,decision on a program to provide subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income households in cities and tribal regions around the country. Read More

via Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up — TechCrunch