This Is Why Diversity Programming Doesn’t Work

Most employers would agree that it doesn’t make sense to knowingly and consciously allocate resources to training that is, at best, limited in its effectiveness and, at worst, divides employees and makes them resentful of one another. And yet, this happens with regularity across a wide range of corporations and institutions by way of traditional diversity training programs.

Research that has attempted to examine the effectiveness of such programming in creating a more equitable workplace has consistently found it to be disappointing or even counterproductive, making it clear that traditional diversity training needs an overhaul. This is the second of a two-part series examining what’s wrong and how it might be fixed.

The first installment covered the ways in which these programs often end up being divisive. This effect is partly due to an insistence that all interactions

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PS5 Doesn’t Support Folders, But Its Game Library Has Small Yet Smart Tweaks

The PlayStation 5 features an overhauled user interface that both introduces new features and also tweaks existing ones to make them a little more intuitive. Although it unfortunately does not include folder support for organizing your games, one UI improvement is the reworked game library, which has been cleaned up to make it easier to navigate.

When tabbing over to the game library, you’ll now notice a drop-down menu available on the left of the screen. Using this, you can change visibility options to show either PS3, PS4, or PS5 games. (PS3 games are playable through PlayStation Now.) Additionally, you can now also filter by source, so you can see the games you acquired through a PlayStation Store purchase, PlayStation Plus, or PlayStation Now.

Tabbing over to the Installed section will show you all your ready-to-play games and, at a glance, you’ll be able to tell where they are installed

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5G wireless doesn’t live up to the hype … yet

The fifth generation of wireless communication is finally here and has the phones to go with it. AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all touting their nationwide 5G coverage with claims of movie downloads in seconds and flawless communication.



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If you’re considering upgrading your phone to take advantage of what the networks and phone manufacturers claim to offer with 5G, don’t drop a thousand dollars just yet.

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Let’s talk about the reality of 5G and what it can offer and whether the time is right to make the jump.

5G is designed to give us blazing fast data speeds, more reliability and very low lag time. Imagine no more talking over each other on Zoom calls or waiting forever for large files to upload.

But the real technology jump comes with the realization of the Internet of Things. This is the idea that all

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Huawei Mate 40 Pro’s beautiful design doesn’t make up for its big software problem

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The Mate 40 Pro is Huawei’s latest superphone, which the company hopes will go up against the iPhone 12 Pro ($999 at Amazon) and Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and Note series. Wrapped up in an attractive body, it’s packed with the latest top tech and 5G. But while it’s got solid specs on paper, it suffers from one major problem.

Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the US government, Huawei’s phones can’t use any Google services, including Gmail, Maps and Chrome and, most importantly of all, the Google Play store. While Huawei has its own app store (which I’ll come to later) it’s nowhere close to rivalling Google’s and it makes this phone difficult to recommend over any of its rivals. 


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Congress Wants to Change Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Because It Doesn’t Like Way the Internet Works



a man wearing a suit and tie: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a monitor behind a stenographer as he testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing 'Does Section 230's Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?' on Capitol Hill, October 28, 2020.


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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appears on a monitor behind a stenographer as he testifies remotely during the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing ‘Does Section 230’s Sweeping Immunity Enable Big Tech Bad Behavior?’ on Capitol Hill, October 28, 2020.

The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing on Section 230 with the CEOs of the big social media platforms.

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The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee today to talk about how they moderate content on their respective platforms. Supposedly, the premise is that lawmakers are exploring whether they should change aspects of the law known as Section 230, which provides certain protections to platforms that host user-generated content.

There have been plenty of calls lately to change that law, most recently with the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, saying that the Commission will reinterpret the

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Congress Wants to Change Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Because It Doesn’t Like Way the Internet Works

The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook, and Google will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee today to talk about how they moderate content on their respective platforms. Supposedly, the premise is that lawmakers are exploring whether they should change aspects of the law known as Section 230, which provides certain protections to platforms that host user-generated content.

There have been plenty of calls lately to change that law, most recently with the head of the FCC, Ajit Pai, saying that the Commission will reinterpret the law, basically to say the opposite of what it actually says. Previously, Senator Josh Hawley has introduced legislation to strip tech platforms of the protection provided by the law.

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, basically gives platforms, like Facebook, the ability to moderate (or not moderate) content on its platform without legal liability. There are a few exceptions, most notably for copyright infringement and

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Phil Spencer Explains Why Microsoft Doesn’t Need You To Buy A New Xbox This Holiday

Microsoft’s next-generation strategy is not traditional. Microsoft kinda doesn’t care if you even buy a new Xbox Series X or S console because the company also releases its games on PC and mobile, while it also has Xbox customers on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation. Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now shared some additional insight on this unique strategy.

Speaking to GameReactor, Spencer said Microsoft wants to create Xbox customers, and that doesn’t necessarily mean on a dedicated gaming console.

“Our high-level goal inside of our team, of how we measure ourselves, is how many people are playing on Xbox,” Spencer said. “And when we say ‘playing on Xbox’ it doesn’t mean an Xbox console. It means somebody who is logging in and playing a part of our ecosystem, whether first-party or third-party. And it could be on an Android phone. It could be on a Switch. It could be on

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Blake Lively Really Doesn’t Want Photos of Her Bare Feet on the Internet

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From Prevention

If there’s anything that Hollywood’s resident Quirky Couple™ Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds love to do, it’s inspire the ire of the Internet’s most jaded inhabitants (see: the author of this story). From their infamous plantation wedding discourse to the constant chaffing of each other on social media, Lively and Reynolds are sure to always lurk in the collective periphery of those who remain—for better or for worse—very online.

The latest fodder to 2020’s churning nightmare wheel came on a brisk, fall Thursday afternoon. The Gossip Girl actress posted a photo of herself and her husband posing with what appears to be voting ballots, signaling that, yes, the couple are indeed good citizens doing their civic duty, et cetera, et cetera.

“It was Ryan’s first time,” she joked in the caption. “He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept.

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Blake Lively Really Doesn’t Want Photos of Her Bare Feet on the Internet

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From Marie Claire

If there’s anything that Hollywood’s resident Quirky Couple™ Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds love to do, it’s inspire the ire of the Internet’s most jaded inhabitants (see: the author of this story). From their infamous plantation wedding discourse to the constant chaffing of each other on social media, Lively and Reynolds are sure to always lurk in the collective periphery of those who remain—for better or for worse—very online.

The latest fodder to 2020’s churning nightmare wheel came on a brisk, fall Thursday afternoon. The Gossip Girl actress posted a photo of herself and her husband posing with what appears to be voting ballots, signaling that, yes, the couple are indeed good citizens doing their civic duty, et cetera, et cetera.

“It was Ryan’s first time,” she joked in the caption. “He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He

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Oculus Quest 2 VR Device Doesn’t Support Oculus Go Games, John Carmack Confirms

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  • The newly released Oculus Quest 2 VR device doesn’t support games for the discontinued Oculus Go
  • Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack said he pushed for it but lost the “internal debate”
  • Although Quest 2 has more degrees of movement, it does not have backward compatibility

The Oculus Quest 2 has been released, but the new VR device apparently lacks support for titles of the now-discontinued Oculus Go.

Priced at $299, the powerful hardware and improved virtual reality experience are key selling points for the Oculus Quest 2. However, the library of apps and games that the Oculus Go could previously access is now inaccessible with the new device, Oculus’ consulting CTO John Carmack confirmed on Twitter.

When asked on Twitter why the drop-down menu that lets players access the Go library could not be found, Carmack replied that the support for the Go library on the Oculus

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