What’s the state of diversity in tech and are the steps used to help improve the situation working? Plus YouTube announces new revenue options for creators and US Supreme Court rules that privacy in the digital age includes cellphone data held by 3rd parties. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Megan Rose Dickey, Roger Chang and Len Peralta. MP3 Using a Screen Reader? Click here Multiple versions (ogg, video etc.) from Archive.org. Please SUBSCRIBE HERE. Subscribe through Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Soundcloud. A special thanks to all our supporters–without you, none of this would be possible. If you are willing to support the show or give as little as 5 cents a day on Patreon. Thank you! Big thanks to Dan Lueders for the headlines music and Martin Bell for the opening theme! Big thanks to Mustafa A. from thepolarcat.com for the logo! Thanks to Anthony Lemos of Ritual Misery for the expanded show notes! Thanks to our mods, Kylde, Jack_Shid, KAPT_Kipper, and scottierowland on the subreddit Show Notes
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