Labor

The people who work in the communications industries.

Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances

Facebook is looking to hire people who have national security clearances, a move the company thinks is necessary to prevent foreign powers from manipulating future elections through its social network, apparently.

NYT issues social media warning: 'Our journalists must not express partisan opinions'

The New York Times presented new social media guidelines for its reporters in a memo that includes a warning to "not express partisan opinions" or "promote political views," among other rules.

Google to give $1 billion to nonprofits and help Americans get jobs in the new economy

Google will invest $1 billion over the next five years in nonprofit organizations helping people adjust to the changing nature of work, the largest philanthropic pledge to date from the Internet giant.

Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

Women in the US are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and August.

Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

There is a small but growing band of Silicon Valley heretics who complain about the rise of the so-called “attention economy”: an internet shaped around the demands of an advertising economy.

A Hurricane Maria 'Tech Brigade' Is Helping Connect the Puerto Rican Diaspora

The members of a group of over 200 coders, computer scientists, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs calling themselves the Maria Tech Brigade believe that relief efforts after Hurricane Maria need to be approached from a different perspective.

Los Angeles Times Newsroom, Challenging Tronc, Goes Public With Union Push

Newsroom employees at The Los Angeles Times are trying to form a union, setting up a potential clash with the newspaper’s parent company, Tronc.

Automation in Everyday Life

Advances in robotics and artificial intelligence have the potential to automate a wide range of human activities and to dramatically reshape the way that Americans live and work in the coming decades.

Black and Latino representation in Silicon Valley has declined, study shows

Black and Latino representation has declined in Silicon Valley, and although Asians are the most likely to be hired, they are the least likely to be promoted, according to a new study exposing persistent racial prejudice in the tech industry.

Women and Minorities See Significant Gains as First-Time TV Directors

Women and minorities have seen significant gains among first-time directors in episodic television, a new study from the Directors Guild of America shows.