Jessica Guynn, USA TODAY

Jessica Guynn


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Recent articles by Jessica:

Botnet hackers that caused huge Internet blackout did it for money, revenge

The Justice Department says Paras Jha built the Mirai botnet, which operated hundreds of thousands of infected devices. → Read More

Google says the mobile gaming industry is failing women gamers

Women make up half of mobile gamers but the demographics of game developers, the hardcore gaming culture and the games themselves are still mostly male. → Read More

'Enough is enough': Gretchen Carlson says bill ending arbitration would break silence in sexual harassment cases

The former Fox News anchor and a bipartisan group of lawmakers are proposing one way to stop sexual harassment in the workplace: Ending forced arbitration. → Read More

Chance the Rapper, Google team to bring computer science to Chicago public schools

The Internet giant's philanthropic arm is giving $1 million to Chance the Rapper's SocialWorks organization and $500,000 to the schools. → Read More

Sexual harassment used to cost women their careers. That may be changing.

Reporting sexual misconduct used to derail women's careers. A new wave of women are rewriting the rules and now men are the ones losing their jobs. → Read More

Facebook halts ads that exclude racial and ethnic groups

Facebook's move comes in response to growing pressure from lawmakers who say the targeting can be used to discriminate against minorities. → Read More

Facebook says artificial intelligence has sped up removal of terrorist content

Facebook says it's able to remove 99% of Islamic State and Al Qaeda terrorist content before it's flagged by users thanks to artificial intelligence. → Read More

New Google donate button makes it easier to give money to your favorite nonprofit

SAN FRANCISCO — A new Google donate button is making it easier to give money to a nonprofit organization in Google search. Starting Tuesday, a new "donate" option will pop up when you are hunting online for a nonprofit. Google says users will be able to complete the donation with a few clicks or taps. According to Google, nearly 30% of giving happens during the holiday season. That's when people… → Read More

New Google donate button makes it easier to give money to your favorite nonprofit

A new "donate" option will pop up in Google search when you are hunting online for a nonprofit, making it easier to give money during the holidays. → Read More

Facebook defends advertising 'principles' after Russia, discrimination

Facebook is trying to reassure the public about its advertising business after unsuspecting users in the United States were targeted by fake Russian accounts. → Read More

Facebook will tell you if you got duped by fake Russian accounts

New Facebook tool will show you if you liked or followed fake Russian accounts spreading disinformation during the election on Facebook and Instagram. → Read More

Facebook is still allowing discriminatory housing ads that exclude users by race

Last week Pro Publica says it was able to buy dozens of rental housing ads on Facebook that excluded people by race and other potentially illegal criteria. → Read More

Steve Jurvetson left DFJ over pattern of deception, affairs with women, report says

Steve Jurvetson left DFJ over deception, affairs with women, report says → Read More

Steve Jurvetson left DFJ over pattern of deception, affairs with women, report says

An investigation by his venture firm uncovered a pattern of deception with women including extramarital affairs, some of which blurred the line between professional and personal, the report said. → Read More

Motorist shot by U.S. Park Police after chase in Virginia

A white male motorist suspected of fleeing a hit and run in Virginia is in critical condition at a Fairfax County hospital after U.S. Park Police officers shot him Friday. The man, whose name was not released, was shot at about 7:45 p.m. during a confrontation with the officers, who had pursued the motorist from the scene of a hit-and-run car crash. The man was the sole occupant of the SUV which… → Read More

Motorist shot by U.S. Park Police after chase in Virginia

He was a suspect in a hit-and-run accident who had a confrontation with officers. → Read More

Exclusive: Code2040 raises $5.6 million as it fights tech diversity backlash

The new funding comes as diversity advocates face a backlash over their efforts to bring more blacks and Latinos into the tech industry. → Read More

Detroit ranks No. 22 on Amazon HQ2 contenders list, but is it high enough?

A new ranking of cities seeking Amazon’s second headquarters based on industry predictions from several sources puts Detroit in the top 25. → Read More

Twitter verification purge: White nationalists among those accounts that lose blue checkmark

White nationalist Richard Spencer and Charlottesville rally organizer Jason Kessler are among the Twitter accounts that lost their verified status. → Read More

Venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson resigns from firm, takes leave from Tesla, SpaceX boards

Steve Jurvetson, who is on leave from the boards of Tesla and SpaceX, was the subject of a sexual harassment probe at Draper Fisher Jurvetson. → Read More