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Wage Transparency Doesn't Fix Gender Pay Gaps
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Wage Transparency Doesn't Fix Gender Pay Gaps

While some policy-makers see mandated wage transparency as a contributor to progress on gender pay gaps, new research suggests otherwise.

The Many Shapes of a Computer Science Career
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The Many Shapes of a Computer Science Career

When you apply for a career in tech, it often means having to decide: Am I a product manager? A software engineer? A researcher? A designer? Most of us have a variety...

Coder Explores Class Action Against GitHub for License Violations
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Coder Explores Class Action Against GitHub for License Violations

Coder and lawyer Matthew Butterick claims that the GitHub Copi­lot may be breaking open-source licensing agreements, and has engaged class-action litigators to...

Claims AI Can Boost Workplace Diversity Are 'Spurious and Dangerous'
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Claims AI Can Boost Workplace Diversity Are 'Spurious and Dangerous'

A report on AI tools said to cancel out human biases against gender and ethnicity during workplace recruitment are little better than an "automated pseudoscience...

These Remote Tech Workers Secretly Juggle Multiple Jobs
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These Remote Tech Workers Secretly Juggle Multiple Jobs

Working from home makes it easier to take on several full-time posts. Some tech workers are able to accept and juggle multiple roles.

These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way
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These Job-Training Programs Work, and May Show Others the Way

There is a growing track record of success for nonprofit, comprehensive job-training programs that are attuned to the hiring needs of business but go well beyond...

Chinese Academics in U.S. Increasingly Going Home Out of Fear
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Chinese Academics in U.S. Increasingly Going Home Out of Fear

The China Initiative, a 2018 probe of academic and economic spying begun by then-President Donald Trump, has driven up the number of Chinese-born academics departing...

Their Friends Got Laid Off. Meet Silicon Valley's Rattled 'Survivors'
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Their Friends Got Laid Off. Meet Silicon Valley's Rattled 'Survivors'

Surviving layoffs brings its own set of unfamiliar challenges. Employees describe everything from doubled workloads, cratered morale and productivity, to feelings...

Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub
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Private Profiles Are Now Generally Available on GitHub

Private profiles are now generally available on GitHub, enabling users to turn their profile "private," giving them control over features that share user data across...

Wipro Fires 300 Employees Moonlighting for Competitors
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Wipro Fires 300 Employees Moonlighting for Competitors

IT services giant Wipro has fired 300 employees in recent months who were found to be moonlighting for competitors, a practice that has gained momentum as companies...

Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology
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Study Reveals Public Concerns About AI Technology

A study published in Al and Ethics found that people in Japan, Germany, and the United States have different concerns over the use of artificial intelligence technology...

Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top
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Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top

Despite gains made in gender diversity in Fortune 100 companies, the distribution of women remains uneven across types of leadership roles, with most women relegated...

Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO
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Chinese Game Company Appoints Humanoid Robot as Its CEO

China-based mobile game company NetDragon Websoft has appointed an AI-powered virtual humanoid robot named Ms. Tang Yu as CEO of subsidiary Fujian NetDragon Websoft...

When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It
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When Immersed in Sexual Harassment, Workers Can't Identify It

Workers in the information and other industries with high levels of sexual harassment have a harder time identifying inappropriate workplace behavior, according...

Meta Lets Algorithm Pick 60 Employees to Fire
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Meta Lets Algorithm Pick 60 Employees to Fire

The staff had no warning and noone to appeal to; all video calls were anonymized.

Remote Work a Double-Edged Sword for Women's Career
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Remote Work a Double-Edged Sword for Women's Career

Remote work has advantages and disadvantages, but researchers at George Washington University are finding that, for women especially, virtual work can harm a career...

China Tops U.S. in Quantity and Quality of Scientific Papers
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China Tops U.S. in Quantity and Quality of Scientific Papers

China now leads the world both in the number of scientific research papers as well as most cited papers, a report from Japan's science and technology ministry shows...

Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI
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Inventors Must Be Human, Federal Court Rules in Blow to AI

The term "individual" in the Patent Act refers only to humans, meaning an AI doesn't count as an inventor on a patentable invention, the U.S. Court of Appeals for...

GitLab U-Turns on Deleting Dormant Projects After Backlash
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GitLab U-Turns on Deleting Dormant Projects After Backlash

GitLab has reversed its decision to automatically delete projects that have been inactive for more than a year and belong to its free user tier.
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