A former Google tech lead bragged on Twitter about how he used to trash women’s résumés in front of them: ‘Go have some kids’ (Business Insider)

Business Insider: A former Google tech lead bragged on Twitter about how he used to trash women’s résumés in front of them: ‘Go have some kids’. “A former Google programmer bragged on Twitter this week about how he used to trash the résumés of female interviewees in front of them. In his now-deleted tweets, Patrick Shyu recounted how he used to treat the women he interviewed. ‘So when I used to conduct interviews for Google, I rejected all women on the spot and trashed their résumés in front of them,’ Shyu wrote in a May 22 post seen by Insider.”

The Intercept: Hackers Are So Fed Up With Twitter Bots They’re Hunting Them Down Themselves

The Intercept: Hackers Are So Fed Up With Twitter Bots They’re Hunting Them Down Themselves. “Even if Twitter hasn’t invested much in anti-bot software, some of its most technically proficient users have. They’re writing and refining code that can use Twitter’s public application programming interface, or API, as well as Google and other online interfaces, to ferret out fake accounts and bad actors. The effort, at least among the researchers I spoke with, has begun with hunting bots designed to promote pornographic material — a type of fake account that is particularly easy to spot — but the plan is to eventually broaden the hunt to other types of bots. The bot-hunting programming and research has been a strictly volunteer, part-time endeavor, but the efforts have collectively identified tens of thousands of fake accounts, underlining just how much low-hanging fruit remains for Twitter to prune.”

Google Launches Web Site Especially for Chinese Developers

Google has launched a Web site especially for Chinese developers. “US tech giant Google Inc launched a Chinese developers’ website on Thursday, aiming to make it easier for developers to learn more about Google services and technologies, as well as develop new applications. The US company said it set up the website … especially for Chinese developers, which has gathered the technological resources Google provides to its global developers and the latest technical information, including the Android and Firebase platforms.”

Opinion: Twitter Could Have Been A Protocol

Great editorial/thought piece/thing: Twitter Could Have Been A Protocol. “I’m not here to point out all the mistakes the management team has or has not made – these are not easy decisions to make and no one likes a Monday morning quarterback. But around 2010, when I was working on Pinyadda, I believed that Twitter was going to become something very different from what it looks like today. I thought it had a chance to become a protocol, of sorts. While that belief was clearly incorrect, it’s interesting to think about now.”