Don’t Do This 

This morning I received a press email with the subject line “A water bottle designed for Women in Tech.” Does it provide optimal hydration for women about to ascend the glass cliff? Will it induce hyponatremia when your male colleague passes off your idea as his own during the team meeting? Does it include an easy button that allows you to remotely report sexual harassment to HR? Read More >>

Of Course the Origin Story of Julian Assange’s Cute Cat Was a Lie

When someone is as obsessed with controlling the narrative as Julian Assange is, it’s almost to be expected that they would view a cuddly pile of fluff as a means of propagandising. Such was the destiny of Embassy Cat. Read More >>

Google Cancels Meeting Intended to Address Anti-Diversity Memo

Google was reportedly scheduled to hold a company-wide town hall meeting Thursday evening to address the controversy surrounding the anti-diversity manifesto that went viral within the company. That meeting has now been cancelled, Recode reports, because employees feared further online harassment after their names and Dory questions were leaked on alt-right sites online. Read More >>

Google Reportedly Fires Author of Anti-Diversity Screed

The Google software engineer who authored a 10-page anti-diversity manifesto may be fired, a memo from CEO Sundar Pichai suggests. Pichai’s statement, obtained by Recode on Monday, notes that “portions of the memo violate our Code of Conduct and cross the line by advancing harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.” Pichai’s memo continued: Read More >>

People Are Immortalising Their Dead Loved Ones in Soft Toys

On Wednesday, a video capturing a tender if somewhat eerie moment surfaced on Reddit, allegedly showing a woman listening to the voice of her late husband emanating from a teddy bear. The title of the post suggests that she was married to her husband for 32 years before he died of cancer, and the bear was a gift to her from her children. Read More >>

Hotel Industry Attack Ad Warns: What If Terrorists Use Airbnb?

According to the Hotel Association of New York City and a New York hotel workers union, we should worry about terrorists using Airbnb. Read More >>