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REPORT: Social Media Giants Helped Police Track Ferguson, Baltimore Protests

The ACLU says that Facebook, Instagram and Twitter all provided user data to Geofeedia, a company whose social media montoring product was marketed to and used by law enforcement agencies to follow protestors.

Science Experts Of Color Discuss STEM's Implicit Racial Bias in Candid Reddit AMA

Black scholars answered Redditors' questions about how structural racism impacts people of color working in the hard sciences.

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New App Shoots to Mobilize Latino Millenials Ahead of General Election

Unidos offers users voter registration information and a bilingual news feed featuring stories relevant to young Latino voters.

New Innovation Center Will Support Black and Latina Women in Tech

"We're fundamentally changing the discussion about tech and diversity," digitalundivided founder Kathryn Finney said when she announced the new center at South by Southwest this weekend.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Employees: Black Lives Matter

The Facebook CEO admonished employees for crossing out “Black Lives Matter” on the signature wall at the company’s headquarters.

Nas: Technology is the 'New Thing for Hustlers in the Hood'

The Queensbridge rapper and tech investor says Silicon Valley needs more people of color to make and own products.

Report: Google Still Struggles With Diversity

A new Google report reveals that the tech giant's staff is primarily made up of white and Asian men.

Two Start-up Founders Talk Diversity in Tech

The STEM needs more industry leaders of color.

Kansas City Has Warp-Speed Internet, and 20th Century Digital Divide

Seventy percent of Kansas City public-school students do not have Internet access at home.

Investigating the Dearth of Black Males Among Science and Math Ph.Ds

Getting to the root of a longstanding problem.

New Platform Aims to Show That Life Hacking Isn't Just for White Men

But it needs your help to get off the ground.

Study: AP Computer Science Test-takers Overwhelmingly Male, White

Cultural perceptions about who's best at tech--and access to the elite public education--are primary factors.

Undocumented Living? There's an App for That

Ten Droid apps that may prove especially helpful if you're undocumented.

Tristan Walker's Plans to Increase Diversity in Silicon Valley

The former head of business development at FourSquare now has his sights set on increasing diversity in the tech sector.

A Tech Innovation in Red Hook's Housing Projects

Thanks in part to a community wireless network, low-income residents in Brooklyn are creating new forms of networking in the digital age.

More Evidence New York's Tech Industry is Dominated by White Men

Out of a list of the 'Silicon Alley 100,' a scant few are people of color or women.

It's Bigger Than Adria Richards

A primer for how you can prepare yourself for racist and sexist Internet attacks--mind, body and soul.

Labor Attorneys Say Adria Richards' Firing Will Be Hard to Defend

Adria Richards, the developer evangelist who was fired after tweeting an image of two men she heard making sexist jokes, may have a strong case if she decides to take her former employer to court.

12 SXSW Panels, Films and Concerts That Deserve Your Attention

South by Southwest, the mega-conference for tech, film and music geeks, starts today. Colorlines.com multimedia editor and pop culture blogger Jorge Rivas shares his top picks.

Tim Cook Values 'Diversity With a Capital D,' But Execs Are White Males

It's time Apple starts to think different and consider equity too.