52 Years Later, IBM Apologizes for Firing Transgender Woman

Lynn Conway was one of the company’s most promising young computer engineers but after confiding to supervisors that she was transgender, they fired her.

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Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88

One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

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Amazon Facial Recognition Moratorium

The company said it hoped the moratorium “might give Congress enough time to put in place appropriate rules” for the technology.

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Europe’s Strong Labor Laws Aren’t a Guarantee for Lower-Wage Workers

Some European companies seem to be targeting workers who are the easiest to fire or have the least bargaining power, even as the firms seek government help.

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