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Survey of 37 tech giants: $3.8B committed to diversity efforts in 2020 and 2021, ~2/3 had made some kind of DEI policy change after the summer 2020 protests (Katharine Schwab/Fast Company)

Katharine Schwab / Fast Company: Survey of 37 tech giants: $3.8B committed to diversity efforts in 2020 and 2021, ~2/3 had made some kind of DEI policy change after the summer 2020 protests  —  One year after protests against police brutality shook much of the corporate world awake to the problems of racial equity in the workplace …

Filing: cybersecurity company SentinelOne will sell 32M shares at $26-$29, aiming for a $7B+ valuation and raising $928M at the top end, when it floats on NYSE (Noor Zainab Hussain/Reuters)

Noor Zainab Hussain / Reuters: Filing: cybersecurity company SentinelOne will sell 32M shares at $26-$29, aiming for a $7B+ valuation and raising $928M at the top end, when it floats on NYSE  —  (Reuters) - Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne Inc, backed by billionaire investor Daniel Loeb´s hedge fund Third Point …

Facebook rolls out Live Audio Rooms, available to verified public figures and select Groups, and its podcast service, available to select partners, in the US (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Facebook rolls out Live Audio Rooms, available to verified public figures and select Groups, and its podcast service, available to select partners, in the US  —  In April, Facebook announced a series of planned investments in new audio products, including a Clubhouse live audio competitor as well as new support for podcasts.

Some power companies in Texas are remotely adjusting the smart thermostats of users enrolled in their energy saving programs to reduce strain on power grids (Matt Dougherty/KHOU-TV)

Matt Dougherty / KHOU-TV: Some power companies in Texas are remotely adjusting the smart thermostats of users enrolled in their energy saving programs to reduce strain on power grids  —  Some said they didn´t know their thermostats were being accessed from afar until it was almost 80 degrees inside their homes.

An analysis of the usage of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in 25 US states and DC finds that only 13 have enough usage to benefit from exposure notification (Betsy Ladyzhets/MIT Technology Review)

Betsy Ladyzhets / MIT Technology Review: An analysis of the usage of COVID-19 contact tracing apps in 25 US states and DC finds that only 13 have enough usage to benefit from exposure notification  —  A year ago, engineers built apps to track potential virus exposure.  Our research shows the impact has been mixed—but there´s still potential.

Apple, whose arrogance and sense of entitlement let it treat developers as a hassle for two decades, will find few allies as it fights looming regulation (Chuq Von Rospach/6FPS)

Chuq Von Rospach / 6FPS: Apple, whose arrogance and sense of entitlement let it treat developers as a hassle for two decades, will find few allies as it fights looming regulation  —  6FPS V3#6 - Photography and More A Newsletter by Chuq Von Rospach  —  Welcome to the new issue of 6FPS.  —  If this issue seems late, believe it or not, it´s not.

Some US unemployment applicants say facial recognition models used by ID verification service ID.me are failing to identify them, locking them out of benefits (Todd Feathers/VICE)

Todd Feathers / VICE: Some US unemployment applicants say facial recognition models used by ID verification service ID.me are failing to identify them, locking them out of benefits  —  ID.me´s CEO says unemployment fraud is costing taxpayers $400 billion, but his own company is denying claims because of problems with its tech, users say.

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