black-to-the-bones: A new chatbot called Raheem.ai helps the…





black-to-the-bones:

  • A new chatbot called Raheem.ai helps the public rate police interactions.
  • Founder Brandon D. Anderson created the company after his partner was killed by police in a traffic stop gone bad.
  • Raheem.ai is backed by an accelerator for nonprofits called FastForward.

Raheem.ai anonymizes all the data it collects so users can be as candid as they like without fear of retaliation. The start-up plans to publish quarterly reports showing where police are working well or failing communities across the U.S. It will also deliver custom reports to precincts, cities or campuses to help them pinpoint areas for improvement, Anderson said.

This moment when black people create things to help us survive the racial profiling and police brutality.

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chyna-ros3:

tybitty93:

eiwilia:

boyznmotionvevo:

ryanvoid:

hortensevanuppity:

broccoleafveins:

Ye olde Windows screen savers.

There are probably kids on this website who are so fucking young they’ve never seen these in the wild

tiny doomcookie 90′s me refused to change it from the creepy house. i liked space and mazes well enough, but creepy house

Those pipes were my childhood

I just went back 15 years ago

Our elementary schools had these screensavers. Could never pay attention to the teacher because I was hypnotized by the screensaver.

I remember

The Donotpay bot will help you sue Equifax in small claims court

miss-bedlam:

mostlysignssomeportents:


Joshua Browder (previously) is the delightful teen computer science student who created a the Donotpay to fight parking tickets that saved millions for its users, then repurposed it to help homeless people apply for benefits.

Now, Donotpay will help you sue Equifax in small claims court, in any of the 50 US states. The bot fills in all the necessary forms, but you still have to serve them on Equifax and show up in court. Depending on which state you live in, you can sue Equifax for between $2,500 (Rhode Island, Kentucky) and $25,000 (Tennessee).

Browder hopes that his bot will bankrupt Equifax, the credit reporting agency that dumped dox on 143 million Americans, tried to trick its victims into subscribing to a lifetime of for-pay credit monitoring, lobbied to take away your right to sue the company (and tried to trick you into giving up the right in order to check whether you were breached), while its execs merrily liquidated their stock in the firm.

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/12/ddos-equifax.html

holy shit

The Donotpay bot will help you sue Equifax in small claims court

mostlysignssomeportents:


Joshua Browder (previously) is the delightful teen computer science student who created a the Donotpay to fight parking tickets that saved millions for its users, then repurposed it to help homeless people apply for benefits.

Now, Donotpay will help you sue Equifax in small claims court, in any of the 50 US states. The bot fills in all the necessary forms, but you still have to serve them on Equifax and show up in court. Depending on which state you live in, you can sue Equifax for between $2,500 (Rhode Island, Kentucky) and $25,000 (Tennessee).

Browder hopes that his bot will bankrupt Equifax, the credit reporting agency that dumped dox on 143 million Americans, tried to trick its victims into subscribing to a lifetime of for-pay credit monitoring, lobbied to take away your right to sue the company (and tried to trick you into giving up the right in order to check whether you were breached), while its execs merrily liquidated their stock in the firm.

https://boingboing.net/2017/09/12/ddos-equifax.html

European court rules that making a link can be copyright infringement #1yrago

mostlysignssomeportents:

The EU Court of Justice’s ruling in GS Media BV v. Sanoma held that any commercial site that linked to a document that infringed copyright is presumed to be a party to the infringement, meaning that if you have a Google ad on your personal page and you link to something that turns out to be incorrectly licensed, you are potentially on the hook for enormous monetary damages.

This is a fucking disaster.

https://boingboing.net/2016/09/09/european-court-rules-that-maki.html

Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley

Ellen Pao: This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley:

poc-in-science:

In the wake of my suit, I often heard people say that my case was a matter of “right issues, wrong plaintiff,” or that the reason I lost was because I wasn’t a “perfect victim.” I’ll grant that only someone a little bit masochistic would sign up for the onslaught of personal attacks that comes with a high-profile case, but I reject the argument that I wasn’t the right person to bring suit. I was one of the only people who had the resources and the position to do so. I believed I had an obligation to speak out about what I’d seen.