Microsoft Demos How to Be Sexist Jerks to Gamers at E3 (TRIGGER WARNING)

“I can’t even block correctly and you’re too fast,” she says. He replies, “Just let it happen. It will be over soon.” The audience laughs “Wow, you like this,” the man continues. “No, I don’t like this,” she replies. It might sound like the dialog you’d hear regarding a sexual assault you might be surprised … Continue reading

Meme Alert: Obama is Reading Your Email and the NSA knows you’re a dog

While the NSA’s scandal continues to dominate the news and with the leaker, Edward Snowden now publicly open with the reasons for leaking the documents, there’s also humor in some of the reactions. Meme culture has some pretty humorous responses to the news. There’s a whole tumblr dedicated to the idea of Obama is checking … Continue reading

Oximity Teaser

If you want to know what I’m working on these days… here’s a little teaser from Oximity!

You Don’t Have Digital Privacy Thanks To PRISM

If you reconsidered using Verizon after discovering that the NSA was collecting your phone records, you should probably turn your computer off now. In another stunning publication the Guardian reported today about a program called PRISM which has been monitoring 9 large tech companies and thus most likely your email. This program allows the NSA … Continue reading

You Should Skip School If You Don’t Want to Know About Harvey Milk

If you are a student in California, your teachers might use today to teach you a lesson some parents might not be comfortable with: Some people are gay. One of those gay people, named Harvey Milk, once spoke up about his homosexuality, and still managed to get elected to public office. Eventually he was shot … Continue reading

Aaron Swartz Continues to Make the Internet More Open

Internet Activist Aaron Swart’s project with The New Yorker launched Wednesday. Strongbox lets users share information, messages, and files with writers and editors anonymously. Months after his suicide, Internet activist Aaron Swartz continues to make the world a more open place. Wednesday the New Yorker announced the launch of a project he helped develop with … Continue reading

Google Wallet – E-Commerce Just Got Some New Competition.

Google Wallet Newest Feature Will Have E Commerce Running For Cover Watch out PayPal, Square, VenMo, WePay, and everyone else in the mobile payment market. The 800-pound gorilla of tech is now in the ring. On Wednesday Google announced at Google I/O, their annual developer conference, a new feature named Google Wallet. Google Wallet is … Continue reading

Divisiveness of SF Pride’s Manning Decision is Nothing New for the LGBT Community

The LGBT rights movement is by no means a monolithic group, and the range of opinions was contextualized Wednesday night when famous activists Dan Nicoletta and Anne Kronenberg took the stage for an event discussing the impact of Harvey Milk at the Castro Theater hosted by Facing History and Ourselves. During the Q&A the recent … Continue reading

Immigration Reform 2013: Mark Zuckerberg’s Lobbying Group Has Already Lost Key Donors

Mark Zuckerburg’s forays into political action aren’t proving to be successful. After launching on Aprill 11, Zuckerberg’s lobbying group FWD.us has managed to quickly anger allies and lose support from key donors. As the organization defines itself, “FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the … Continue reading

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Why She Got a Mastectomy

Actress, director, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie is no stranger to the public eye. But in a New York Times op-ed published on Tuesday, she brought the media’s attention to an issue Hollywood doesn’t normally talk about: breast cancer. After Jolie discovered she had a defective BRCA1 gene which sharply increased the likelihood of getting breast … Continue reading