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Ripcord CEO faces allegations of improper behavior

 Perry Coneybeer, who left college at age 19 to work full-time at corporate file digitizing startup Ripcord, is alleging improper behavior by Ripcord CEO Alex Fielding. Coneybeer also alleges she was fired in retaliation for reporting a fellow employee to human resources. In a Medium post published today, Coneybeer alleges Fielding told graphic, sexual stories involving other employees. One… Read More

Binary Capital is being sued by a former employee for harassment

 Troubled Silicon Valley venture firm, Binary Capital, whose co-founder resigned earlier this week after allegations surfaced of Justin Caldbeck’s predatory behavior towards women, is being sued by a former employee for harassing and defaming her after she resigned from the firm, Bloomberg reports.  Read More

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No assholes allowed at Facebook's big conference

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Facebook’s big F8 Developer Conference is right around the corner — and if you’re planning on heading to San Jose to attend in person next month, Facebook has a clear message for you: don’t be an insensitive, selfish asshole.  

Visitors to the Code of Conduct section of the event’s page have been greeted by an extensive set of community guidelines and policies regarding prohibited behavior. The list encapsulates just about everything you’d hope wouldn’t be tolerated in the nearest middle school locker room, let alone a professional conference held by one of the biggest companies in the world: name calling, inappropriate jokes and unwelcome touching are just a few of the outlined behaviors deemed “not ok.”  Read more…

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People are furious that 'Madam Secretary' will feature a lecherous Filipino president

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This weekend, an episode of CBS political drama Madam Secretary will feature a lecherous Filipino president getting punched in the face.

The episode, scheduled to air on Saturday, was promoted with a trailer that’s getting people talking, because many are drawing parallels with the real president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, who’s been criticised for making overtly inappropriate and sexist remarks.

The episode’s plot will feature the fictional president Datu Andrada (played by Joel de la Fuente), making sexual advances toward the protagonist, U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (played by Téa Leoni). Read more…

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Crunch Report | NBCUniversal Invests $500 Million in Snap

NBCUniversal invests $500 million in Snap, Jeff Bezos has plans for a Moon expedition, Uber plans to turn its app into a content marketplace and more Uber troubles. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

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Everything we know so far about Uber’s sexual harassment scandal

uber-everywhere Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and HR complicity at the company has drawn a lot of attention from the outside world as many relate to her frustrations and the broader systemic culture of sexism that manifests itself across the tech industry. In the days since Rigetti published her account, decisions have been made both inside and outside of… Read More

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Former Uber engineer alleges sexist abuse in workplace, CEO Travis Kalanick responds

Updated with response from Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, below.

Susan Fowler Rigetti, a former engineer at Uber, describes in a blog post her experience in a workplace where sexual harassment takes place with impunity, and people who are abused at work are further abused by the organization for which they work.

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