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Over 400 SpaceX employees signed a letter protesting Elon Musk’s recent behavior online before it was taken down. At least five people have been terminated for their involvement in writing the letter. It took less than a day and a half for more than 400 SpaceX employees to sign onto an open letter criticizing CEO Elon Musk after it was posted and shared by some of their co-workers in an internal chat. Just 32 hours after it was shared, the

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SpaceX employees draft open letter to company executives denouncing Elon Musk’s behavior

On June 15th, SpaceX employees shared an open letter to company executives in an internal Microsoft Teams channel, denouncing CEO Elon Musk’s behavior and suggesting ways to fix SpaceX’s reputation. An open letter to SpaceX decrying CEO Elon Musk’s recent behavior has sparked open discussion among the company’s employees in an internal chat system. Employees are being encouraged to sign onto the letter’s suggestions, either publicly or

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A dog’s breed doesn’t determine much about its behavior

Only around 9 percent of a dog’s behaviors are explained by its breed, according to a new study. Some behaviors like howling are more closely tied to a dog’s genetics and breed. Elinor Karlsson has never owned a dog. But ever since she was a graduate student, she’s been studying dog genetics. (They’re good models for studying genetic diseases in humans.) Part of that work involved collecting genetic and behavioral data

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Google HR reportedly advised mental health leave in response to complaints of racist or sexist behavior

Several current and former Google employees say the company’s HR department would suggest mental health counseling or leave in response to complaints about racist or sexist behavior in the workplace. Several current and former Google employees say the company’s human resources department would often suggest mental health counseling or leave in response to complaints about racist or sexist behavior in the workplace, NBC News reported. The

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LIDAR maker Velodyne boots its founder after an investigation into ‘inappropriate’ behavior

David Hall, founder of LIDAR maker Velodyne, was removed as chair of the board after an investigation determined he and his wife behaved "inappropriately." Velodyne, which makes LIDAR sensors crucial for the operation of autonomous vehicles, has removed its founder, David Hall, as chair of the company’s board following an investigation, Reuters reports. Hall’s wife, Marta Thoma Hall, has also

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Yelp will alert users when a business has been accused of racist behavior

When a business "gains public attention for reports of racist conduct, such as using racist language or symbols," Yelp will put an alert on that company’s page, along with a link to a news article explaining what conduct prompted the alert. Yelp plans to alert users when a business on its platform has been accused of racist conduct, the company announced in a blog post. When someone associated with a business is accused of or is the target of racist behavior, Yelp will apply its

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Facebook is simulating users’ bad behavior using AI

Facebook’s engineers have created a new way to model users’ worst behavior using AI. They’ve created a parallel version of Facebook known as WW, on which they let bots loose to study how they conduct unwanted behavior like spreading spams, scamming other users, and selling guns and drugs. Facebook’s engineers have developed a new method to help them identify and prevent harmful behavior like users spreading spam, scamming others, or buying and selling weapons and drugs. They can now simulate the actions of bad actors using

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Qualcomm’s alleged anti-competitive behavior is facing EU scrutiny once again

The EU’s European Commission is once again investigating Qualcomm over what it believes could be anti-competitive practices. This time, the commission is concerned with how it’s selling its radio frequency front-end chips. The European Commission is once again investigating Qualcomm over what it believes could be anti-competitive practices, Qualcomm revealed in its latest earnings report. This time, the commission is concerned with how Qualcomm is selling its radio

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada

Apple Music is increasing the price of its subscription for students in the US, UK, and Canada. Students in the US and Canada now have to pay $5.99 / month, while subscribers in the UK will have to pay £5.99. Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK

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