ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft, to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity.
Apple CEO Tim Cook (left) is one of an increasing number of corporate leaders who’ve been speaking out on controversial social issues. Taking a stand is critical for a chief executive, he has said, because “silence is the ultimate consent.” Columnist Gael O’Brien looks at what’s behind this trend and where it may go from here.
When a Google engineer recently wrote and distributed company-wide a memo about women in technology, intense controversy followed. Columnist Gael O’Brien says situations like the one at Google should prompt more companies to ask some critical questions: What does community mean for us? What do we want it to look like and why? What will enable our efforts to be successful and sustainable?
“B-Corp” is a certification awarded by the non-profit B Lab to for-profit companies which meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.
Decisions in recent legal cases are fueling debate about whether the First Amendment’s protection of commercial speech could undermine the FDA’s ability to prevent drug marketing abuses.