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Women in Israel Only One-Third of High-Tech Workers
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Women in Israel Only One-Third of High-Tech Workers

Women remain underrepresented in Israel's high-technology industry, according to a report by Power in Diversity, a joint venture of Israeli tech startups and investors...

Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People
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Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People

Tech companies have laid off tens of thousands of workers over the past few months in an industry-wide downsizing. Almost without fail, they've handled it horribly...

ChatGPT Can't Be Credited As an Author, Academic Publisher Says
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ChatGPT Can't Be Credited As an Author, Academic Publisher Says

Academic publisher Springer Nature said that software like ChatGPT can't be credited as an author in papers published in its journals, but has no problem with AI...

Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says
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Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says

Developers should commit to using memory-safe languages for new products and tools, according to a study from Consumer Reports, which provided a set of recommendations...

Layoffs at Tech Giants Reverse Small Part of Hiring Spree
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Layoffs at Tech Giants Reverse Small Part of Hiring Spree

Some of the biggest tech companies have announced tens of thousands of job cuts. But even after layoffs, their work forces are still above pre-pandemic levels. ...

Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers
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Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers

One group has been particularly shortchanged by the tens of thousands of layoffs by tech employers in recent months: U.S. immigrants holding H-1B visas for workers...

Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers
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Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers

Employment scams using fake job opportunities to swindle applicants are on the rise and have found a new, prime target in laid-off tech workers.

How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science
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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science

The most privileged castes dominated white-collar professions in India, including roles in science and technology. The situation highlights how the caste system...

The People Behind the Patents
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The People Behind the Patents

MITRE, which has been granted more than 270 patents through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, believes "innovation lies at the intersection of diversity and...

College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay
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College Student's App Can Tell Whether AI Wrote an Essay

Edward Tian, a 22-year-old computer science student at Princeton, has built an app that detects whether an essay is written by the AI-powered language model ChatGPT...

Tech Companies Are Helping Landlords Evict Tenants
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Tech Companies Are Helping Landlords Evict Tenants

Housing advocates and surveillance experts say "smart home" technologies are being explicitly marketed to landlords as a way to evict tenants and raise rents.

California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries
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California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries

The pay transparency law that went into effect in California this week requires some companies to disclose salaries on job listings, revealing what top tech companies...

Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie
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Software Engineer Arrested for Felony Theft Inspired by Cult Movie

A former software engineer with Zulily, Ernie Castro, has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 from the Seattle company in a scheme straight out of the...

A Repository for the Publication and Sharing of Heterogeneous Materials Data
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A Repository for the Publication and Sharing of Heterogeneous Materials Data

National Materials Data Management and Service platform is a materials data repository for the publication and sharing of heterogeneous materials scientific data...

The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace
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The Overlooked Upsides of Algorithms in the Workplace

Orly Lobel, a law professor at the University of San Diego, believes technology can make the world a better place — and she knows in 2022, that makes her a bit...

A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition
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A Computer Scientist with a Biologist's Ambition: Advance Humanity

I became a computer science student without ever having seen a computer before.

Most Developers are 'Actively' Looking or 'Open to' a New Job
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Most Developers are 'Actively' Looking or 'Open to' a New Job

Almost three-quarters (74%) of developers are actively looking for new roles or are open to fresh opportunities, according to a survey of 2,600 developers by StackOverflow...

Amazon Delays Graduate Hiring as Part of Cost-Cutting Efforts
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Amazon Delays Graduate Hiring as Part of Cost-Cutting Efforts

Amazon has delayed the start dates for some university graduates who had been set to the join the company in May, telling students they would not be able to begin...

Secret Software Change Allowed FTX to Use Client Money
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Secret Software Change Allowed FTX to Use Client Money

A secret change to FTX's software by chief engineer Nishad Singh in 2020 allowed Alameda Research, a hedge fund owned by FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried, to keep...

Holiday Humbug Hits the Workforce This Year
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Holiday Humbug Hits the Workforce This Year

The holiday season is upon us, but thousands of workers are part of a year-end trend that seems to be emerging: mass layoffs.
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