Tag: Google

Subtle Sexism, Mansplaining and Manterruptions No Longer Tolerated

By Michael Nam Photo by Shutterstock Studies have shown what women have been saying for some time: sexism is often hidden, and multiple high profile gaffes have illustrated this point. Men interrupting women, policing the language and tone of women and condescendingly explaining things to women, as opposed to explicitly…

Google Apologizes, Fixes Anti-Gay Slurs in Translator

By Julissa Catalan Google has released a formal apology following backlash for a glitch in its Translator tool, which converted the word “gay” into homophobic slurs when translating from English to French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Andre Banks, Executive Director of All Out, an LGBT advocacy group, first noticed the…

Google Admits Lack of Diversity in Newly Released Report

By Julissa Catalan On Wednesday, Google released data that confirmed the extreme employment disparity within the tech company, not only racially but between genders as well. While the gender data is based on Google’s 46,170 worldwide employees, the ethnicity data only documents the U.S. workers. The workforce demographics show that…

Google's Racist Apps Removed After 8,400+ Sign Petition

Google has removed the controversial ‘Make Me Asian’ and ‘Make Me Indian’ apps from its Google Play storeand has deleted the developer’s profile and all her other apps. The action comes after 8,452 petitioners slammed the technology giant and urged it to remove the racist apps from the Google Play…