black lives matter

Cops in Miami, NYC arrest protesters from facial recognition matches

Enlarge / Demonstrators marching on a roadway during a protest against police brutality and the death of George Floyd, on May 31, 2020, in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Law enforcement in several cities, including New York and Miami, have reportedly been using controversial facial recognition software to track down and arrest individuals …

Cops in Miami, NYC arrest protesters from facial recognition matches Read More »

Social media’s recent embrace of #BlackLivesMatter was a long time coming

Since the murder of George Floyd on May 25th, the country has seemingly undergone a collective awakening. Not only have protests erupted across the US, but social media has become a hotbed for activism and education on systemic racism. It’s not unusual to see posts on Twitter and Instagram that share everything from the history …

Social media’s recent embrace of #BlackLivesMatter was a long time coming Read More »

Bandcamp will make annual Juneteenth donations to the NAACP

SOPA Images via Getty Images Bandcamp has announced that this Friday, June 19, it will donate 100 percent of its share of sales to the NAACP legal defense fund — and that it will do so annually. In its announcement, the music publishing platform cited the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, Breonna …

Bandcamp will make annual Juneteenth donations to the NAACP Read More »

Tearing Down Monuments Isn’t Censorship – It’s Speech

Jill Carlson, a CoinDesk columnist, is co-founder of the Open Money Initiative, a non-profit research organization working to guarantee the right to a free and open financial system. She is also an investor in early-stage startups with Slow Ventures. There was a practice in Ancient Rome called damnatio memoriae. Literally “the condemnation of memory,” this …

Tearing Down Monuments Isn’t Censorship – It’s Speech Read More »

Google’s racial equity push includes $175 million for Black businesses

Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Google’s commitment to supporting the Black community will extend well beyond YouTube’s $100 million fund. Google and Alphabet chief Sundar Pichai has unveiled a racial equity initiative that, among other things, will contribute a total of $175 million toward creating economic opportunities for Black businesses and workers. Most, $100 million, will go …

Google’s racial equity push includes $175 million for Black businesses Read More »

How an Art Collective Is Using Blockchain to Protest Police Brutality

A blockchain-centric art project is pushing the boundaries of modern art with a controversial digital display. The DADA Art Collective, a loosely affiliated group of roughly a dozen visual artists across the globe, teamed up with the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplaces OpenSea and Mintbase plus the file-storage blockchain Arweave to publish the names and faces …

How an Art Collective Is Using Blockchain to Protest Police Brutality Read More »

Facebook issues new recommendations for discussing racism in groups

Sponsored Links Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Facebook’s efforts to address a surge in social turmoil will extend beyond reviewing its policies. The company has posted recommendations (via The Verge) for group operators to help them address “race and social issues,” such as the Black Lives Matter protests gripping the US and numerous other …

Facebook issues new recommendations for discussing racism in groups Read More »

Riot Games will donate $1 million to support racial equality

Sponsored Links Riot Games Riot Games President Dylan Jadeja has published a letter revealing how the company intends to help combat racism and injustice. In it, Jadeja has announced that the developer is committing $1 million on efforts focusing on areas that the company believes “require attention and in which [it] can have an impact.” …

Riot Games will donate $1 million to support racial equality Read More »

Signal adds a face blurring tool its secure messaging app

Sponsored Links Signal Encrypted chat app Signal is rolling out a new feature to help its users stay anonymous: face blurring. Developed in response to the ongoing Black Lives Matter demonstrations taking place around the world, the feature is included in the latest version of Signal for Android and iOS. While in image editor, tap …

Signal adds a face blurring tool its secure messaging app Read More »