As Cook and Pichai leave China, Valley confronts rising internet tyranny in world’s second largest market

 It’s been a bad few months for internet freedom in China (and really a bad few decades, but who is counting?). The government brought into force a broad-ranging “cybersecurity law” earlier this year that empowers Beijing to take unilateral control over critical internet infrastructure, while also mandating that foreign companies keep all citizen data local…

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Silicon Valley could be the next hotspot for SEC whistleblowers

 In recent years, the SEC has had greater success policing wrongdoing due in large part to the implementation of its whistleblower program. But the whistleblowers’ crosshairs are not limited to Wall Street. Individuals are beginning to come forward in a new sphere of the business world, one with its own reputation of a problematic, win-at-all-cost culture:…

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Silicon Valley arma un ejército de lobistas para defender la neutralidad de la red ante la administración Trump

En representación de las grandes compañías de tecnología de Estados Unidos, un grupo de lobistas ha iniciado conversaciones con la Comisión Federal de Comunicaciones (FCC) para dar su opinión en contra de la normativa que plantea aplicar el presidente de la comisión Ajit Pai para aliviar las restricciones impuestas a las operadoras sobre la neutralidad…

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Hillary Clinton discusses diversity and inclusion in Silicon Valley

 Speaking at the PBWC Conference in San Francisco today, Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley to improve diversity and inclusion, particularly by introducing paid parental leave policies. Clinton mentioned Uber and its recent sexual harassment scandal as an example of a company struggling with inclusion, and cited Salesforce as a company making positive strides on…

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Political strategist Bradley Tusk on succeeding in Silicon Valley (and how startups can do it, too)

 Bradley Tusk has long been known in political circles. He was once deputy governor of Illinois, working for the now-incarcerated former governor Rod Blagojevich. He also worked for Michael Bloomberg during one of his tenures as mayor of New York City and in 2009 ran Bloomberg’s successful, third re-election campaign. In fact, thanks to a generous bonus…

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