The EFF warns decision by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to expel sites from services has worrying free speech implications: “We must remain vigilant when platforms exercise these rights. Internet intermediaries control so much online speech, consequences have far-reaching impacts around the world.” via /r/technology


The EFF warns decision by Google, GoDaddy and Cloudflare to expel sites from services has worrying free speech implications: “We must remain vigilant when platforms exercise these rights. Internet intermediaries control so much online speech, consequences have far-reaching impacts around the world.”
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Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end.

First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago.

Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign in June, following the completion of an investigation into the company’s culture. A lawsuit with Waymo and accusations of a sexist company culture are partly what led to his departure.

But Kalanick still remains on the board and has the power to appoint two more board seats, which has become the subject of a lawsuit with early investor, Benchmark Capital. Benchmark wants Kalanick off the board because it believes that he didn’t disclose material information about the legal and [...]  read more

Slashdot: Microsoft Avoids Washington State Taxes, Gives Nevada Schoolkid A Surface Laptop

Microsoft Avoids Washington State Taxes, Gives Nevada Schoolkid A Surface Laptop
Published on August 19, 2017 at 11:49PM
theodp writes: The Official Microsoft Blog hopes a letter from a Nevada middle schooler advising Microsoft President Brad Smith to “keep up the good work running that company” will “inspire you like it did us.” Penned as part of a math teacher’s assignment to write letters to the businesses that they like, Microsoft says the letter prompted Smith to visit the Nevada school to meet 7th-grader Sky Yi in person as part of the company’s effort to draw attention to the importance of math and encourage students and teachers who are passionate about STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. In an accompanying video of the surprise meeting, Smith presents Yi with a new Surface Laptop that comes with Windows 10 S, a version of the OS that has been streamlined with schools in [...]  read more