Weekly Roundup 10-15-2021
Excerpts from the most interesting articles of the week leading up to today.
MICROSOFT SHUTTING DOWN LINKEDIN IN CHINA
Microsoft is shutting down its social network, LinkedIn, in China, saying having to comply with the Chinese state has become increasingly challenging.
TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN TECH, ROOT OUT UNCONSCIOUS BIAS DURING THE HIRING PROCESS
Today’s hiring culture has one major problem: It is plagued by unconscious biases. In a business setting, we like to hire and work with people who look and talk like us and who have similar backgrounds and experiences. Even with the best of intentions, this type of thinking creates biases that can hold great candidates back from a job.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN IMPROVE HOW PEOPLE USE TECH
Research finds that the pandemic drastically changed how governments are thinking about AI, and Nevada CIO Alan Cunningham discusses how tools like AI will ultimately make it easier to interact with the state.
MICROSOFT AZURE FENDS OFF HUGE DDOS ATTACK
Microsoft successfully blocked a 2.4 Tbps Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack on one of its European Azure cloud customers.
In other news…
- I Hate Beer—How Did I End Up at the Great Pumpkin Beer Festival?
- How to use the Google Docs résumé template to create and edit a professional document for job applications
- Site allowing you to ‘skip the interview’ launches, then promptly shuts down
- Pentagon Official Resigns Saying US Cybersecurity Is No Match for China, Calling It ‘Kindergarten Level’
- The developer shortage isn’t going away, so it’s time to start thinking differently