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Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker said that Eich’s ability to lead the company that makes the Firefox Web browser had been badly damaged by the continued scrutiny over the hot-button issue, which had actually been known since 2012 inside the Mozilla community.

“It’s clear that Brendan cannot lead Mozilla in this setting,” said Baker, who added that she would not and could not speak for Eich. “The ability to lead — particularly for the CEO — is fundamental to the role and that is not possible here.”
And the inevitable conclusion surrounding the controversy over his donation to an anti-gay initiative.
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It was previously known outside the Mozilla company, too, for some of us anyway.  I guess the board figured it was old news (and perhaps they expected Eich to handle the matter better if it came up again).  They don't seem to have expected a boycott by a popular app developer, public calls for resignations by employees, or OK Cupid's die-in-a-fire response.  Well, I don't know that anyone expected that last response, especially its strong closing: "OkCupid is for creating love. Those who seek to deny love and instead enforce misery, shame, and frustration are our enemies, and we wish them nothing but failure."  
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well said!
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+Shelley Powers I just got your book "Learning Node" :)
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Well, Jon, you just made my day :-)

Thank you!
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A useful guide from +A.V. Flox ...
 
HOW TO STOP SHARING EVERYTHING YOU PLUS ON G+

The acknowledgment "+1" has always helped boost post visibility within Google+ -- it's one of the many parts of the equation that make posts hit the What's Hot section, for instance. But What's Hot can be removed from a user's individual stream. This isn't immediately obvious for a new feature Google+ introduced yesterday (https://plus.google.com/+shimritby/posts/9no4w8LwDyn), which amplifies any posts people are "plussing" by sharing them into your stream, whether you follow the people who originally posted them or not.

This feature is great if you mostly follow a homogeneous group of people -- these people are in your industry and they generally have the same values, so you're going to see a lot of the sort of thing you would like. The problem is that we don't really live in a world where our social circles are composed of mostly people like ourselves. Diversity -- the diversity that makes the web great -- brings us in touch with people who have very different ideas, professions, values, and uses for a social network.  

Imagine you follow me. You find my content interesting. What I post publicly is safe for work and tries really hard to abide by the Google+ Content Policy Guidelines (http://www.google.com/+/policy/content.html). I seem like a decent person. We might not share the exact same values -- you would never write a review about a vibrator, for instance -- but you are confident that I will always make sensible choices about what images I use in the posts I set free into your stream.

Then, one day, you're at work and suddenly -- +A.V. Flox and two others +1'd this: Bam. A picture you don't want, right in your stream.

The way I distribute content, you see, is very different than the way that I consume it. While Google+ has a policy against porn, porn exists on Google+ and I spend a lot of time looking at it -- because I am curious about how Google+ defines pornography, because I am interested in trends in types of pornography over time, and because I like porn.

In engaging this content, I tend to plus things that I feel challenge "I know it when I see it" notions of obscenity, in futile hope that so doing will bring it to Google's attention and help them see how useless their Sexually Explicit Material policy is. But I also plus things that turn me on, so if you saw the cunnilingus shot above on your stream this morning, be glad it wasn't a shot depicting quadruple anal penetration. 

You probably think I'm kidding.

Well, you'll never know. Because I'm going to show you how to make it so you don't broadcast the posts you are plussing on Google+.

This album will show you how to do it. Yes, it's a process. Settings should not be this complex, but at least there is a way to undo this situation. Not that the feature is not a good idea -- I'm enjoying receiving all kinds of content that people are plussing, but not everyone has a child-free existence or job that enables them to look at anything, anytime.

Until Google+ does something about adult content (something more like Twitter where you can opt-in and less like Facebook where even art and science get yanked rather capriciously), we're going to be needing to pay a lot more attention to our controls for content consumption and distribution.

Google! Please make it easier for adults to be adults on your properties! 

This post originally appeared on +Slantist. If you want to share the Hot To without the whole album, you can simply link the post, which contains all the images and steps: http://slantist.com/undo-plus-feature-google-plus/ 
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There is, +Jon Pincus. In the settings I outline here, instead of just yourself, you can select a specific circle to amplify your pluses to. 
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One interesting thing is that Google's treating people with "thousands of followers" differently by setting their defaults to getting email only from their circles (as opposed to the hoi polloi who by default get mail from everybody).  Wow, it's almost like they know that this will expose people to a bunch of mail they don't want and so made special provisions for the "influentials" don't get bothered!
 
Got both Gmail and Google+? Soon, anyone who also has both will be able to send you a message through Gmail, or you can send to others. How it all works. Yes, there are some safeguards.
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Happy New Year, all -- wishing everybody a great 2014!
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My brother +Greg Pincus new book The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. is out now (yay!!!), so he's decided to celebrate with a double giveaway: a copy of The 14 Fibs AND, since pie is a big part of the 14 Fibs, a copy of Gesine Bullock-Prado's amazing cookbook Pie it Forward. Both authors will sign/personalize our respective books to whoever wins 'em - you can have them both made out to you, or the cookbook to a child you love and 14 Fibs to you... or vice versa!

To join in (and for the full rules), check oug Greg's blog Gottabook at http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2013/09/double-giveaway-14-fibs-of-gregory-k.html
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Impressive work from the Phillipines!
 
My brief analysis of the crowdsourced Magna Carta for Philippine Internet Freedom.
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Even though today’s rallies are just a first step, their success a huge shot in the arm for civil liberties. The network of informed and connected people that came together to make today happen can be the basis for pressuring Washington as legislation moves forward in Congress and the calls for a investigating committee pick up momentum, and we start to head into the 2014 primary season. And as BORDC executive director Shahid Buttar discusses in Restoring the Fourth Amendment, local organizing offers opportunities to win back right on a city-by-city basis (as we did with Save the Rave!) while reinforcing national the movement. BORDC and allies have had several big wins already this year, and with drones, fusion centers, and the national ID card hidden in the immigration bill, there will be plenty of opportunities for more …
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