Back to the Future

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This story is a part of our Back to the Future series on how key moments in the year 2000 influenced similar events in 2020.

The first global catastrophe of the 21st century started with a computer bug, not an actual viral bug, which is currently causing chaos on a…

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Imagine crafting an ad only for white people. Maybe you narrow down the targeting to a certain location and slice out certain ages for good measure. …

Bärí A. Williams

Tech attorney, privacy aficionado, and operations advisor. Advocate of inclusion and ethics to build better products. Created supplier diversity @ Facebook.

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