The fallout over that Google diversity memo rages on
The fallout over that Google diversity memo rages on
Sundar Pichai Google CEO
13 August, 2017, 17:20
Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall.
In the 10-page, 3,300-word manifesto, the 28-year-old argues that a gender gap at Google exists not exclusively because of sexism, but in part because of "biological" differences between men and women. In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, "Why I was sacked by Google", Damore said that Google is "a particularly intense echo chamber because it is in the middle of Silicon Valley and is so life-encompassing as a place to work". But his termination hardly served as a resolution. Someone with access to an employee-only version of Google Plus made screenshots of messages written by Google employees pledging to create blacklists of colleagues not supportive of the company's diversity measures. She also said that she was regularly faced with sexist remarks, such as comments about her looks.
"In assessing Google's action in firing Damore, it isn't necessary to decide which side is right, but only whether Damore's view is one that a Google employee should be permitted to express", Singer wrote in a column for Daily News. This past January, in its last month of office, the Obama DoL followed up with a lawsuit alleging that Google had not been forthcoming enough in providing employee information in response to the review, and asking a court to order it to comply.
"Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be "outed" publicly for asking a question in the Town Hall", Pichai wrote.
The controversy has fueled a national debate, at a time when Silicon Valley has had to grapple with tough questions about the diversity of its ranks.
WeChat, Weibo Among Targets in China Cybersecurity Probe
Liu was an author of Charter 08, a document calling for democracy in China, and Beijing aimed to smother that intellectual legacy. It didn't specify what actions may be taken, and Tencent, Baidu and Weibo had no immediate comment on the notice.
"I want you to know there's a place for you in this industry", Pichai said to the young women in the audience.
"TL;DR Sorry for the late notice but we are going to cancel today's Town Hall". This is hurting minority Googlers because it creates the perception that they are less qualified. Having these views challenged can be painful, so we tend to avoid people with differing values and to associate with those who share our values.
"Over the past two days, I have had the chance to meet with so many people here, and I have read each of your emails carefully". That is something we can change and encouraging young girls to study STEM subjects would bring more females into those disciplines. And some are anxious that you can not speak out at work freely. Although the ads use the Apple logo and its famous slogan "Think Different", they are not Apple ads and Apple was not involved.
"In the meantime, let's not forget what unites us as a company - our desire to build great products for everyone that make a big difference in their lives". Non-union or "at will" employees, such as most tech workers, can be fired in the United States for a wide array of reasons that have nothing to do with performance.
At present, Seoul is allowed to possess ballistic missiles with a range of 800 kilometres and payload of 500 kilogrammes. The US military has a huge footprint across south-east Asia and the Pacific, particularly in Japan and South Korea.
It's hardly a picnic elsewhere in the Seven Kingdoms, as we see Cersei looking contemplative on her bed. Titled " Eastwatch ", next week's episode will see the aftermath of the tragic Loot Train Attack .
Such delaying tactics, without resorting to major armed conflict, also prevent the escalation of tension in the South China Sea. The United States does not recognize China's claim of sovereignty in that location and regards the area as worldwide waters.
For us Alexis Sanchez is a loss, of course. "We have all the other players prepared in preseason and they are all ready". Wenger though stressed on the fact that Sanchez remained "focused" on playing for Arsenal this season.
Data storage company Seagate Technology (STX) is posting a standout gain within the hardware sector, climbing by 2.1%. The Nasdaq and the S&P 500 are rebounding after ending Thursday's trading at their lowest closing levels in a month.
Joe Mauer cleared the bases with a double to get the Twins on the board and Eddie Rosario crushed a game-tying homer. Reliever Daniel Stumpf gave up an RBI single to Jason Castro in the fifth, giving Minnesota an 8-6 lead.
He's a fantastic guy and he's committed. "I rate him as a player but we have similar types with Alex Iwobi, Jack Wilshere back". After Arsenal's Wembley win on Sunday, Wenger admitted he was looking to trim his squad before the transfer window closes.
Dillard's slumped 13.8 per cent after the chain booked a loss for the second quarter as increased inventory led to big discounts. While the German DAX Index has edged down by 0.1%, the French CAC 40 Index and the UK's FTSE 100 Index are both down by 1%.
The first is a white male, aged over 50, of slim build with pale skin, heavy dimmed glasses and white coloured pants . One aged 25 to 30, with tanned skin, was wearing a grey or blue t-shirt, grey gym shorts and heavy-duty flip flops.
US crude (CLc1) was unchanged at $48.59 per barrel and Brent (LCOc1) was last at $51.84, down 1.63 percent on the day. Ongoing global glut concerns lingered in oil markets despite a bigger-than-expected draw in USA crude inventories.
It's been two days since Rihanna took social media by storm after posting her eye-popping selfies from Crop Over carnival online. Rihanna's fans slammed the Young Money artist by telling her that Lil Kim is the original blue-wig-wearing superstar.
Kandy Test: India 329 for 6 on Day 1
The ever dependable Pujara's discomfort at the crease came to an end as he was caught at first slip off Sandakan in the 51st over. Those are batting now are capable of scoring big runs and it's a wicket where it is not spinning but it doesn't have bounce.
Dulquer to make Bollywood debut with Irrfan Khan!
Dulquer Salmaan, who could rightly be tagged as the young superstar of Mollywood is on his way to conquer new territories. Certain reports are doing the rounds that Dulquer Salmaan has finally given the nod for his first project in Bollywood.
PM condoles loss of lives in Himachal landslide
Eight bodies have been recovered, including the driver and the conductor of Chamba depot Chanden Sharma and Satpal, respectively. One of the state roadways bus was hit by the landslide debris and skidded off the road, falling down by nearly a kilometre.
Pulis signs new two-year West Brom deal
Pulis has introduced youngsters such as Sam Field and Jonathan Leko to the West Brom first team during his time in charge. New signing Ahmed Hegazi flourished as West Bromwich Albion made a winning start to their Premier League campaign.
Federer beats Haase, meets Zverev in Montreal final
Bautista Agut fought back from a set down and out-lasted Frenchman Gael Monfils 4-6 7-6 (7/5) 7-6 (7/2) in just under three hours. He won 16 straight victories to equal his longest win streak since 2012 and 15 straight at Masters.