Black gig workers speak out, Uber’s commitment to being anti-racist and Facebook’s diversity report – TechCrunch

Welcome back to Tech at Work, a bi-weekly roundup and analysis of labor, and diversity and inclusion in tech. 

This week, we’re looking at Uber’s anti-racism commitment, Shipt shoppers walking off the job, Facebook’s diversity report and Black gig workers organizing against tech companies. Also, hear from CODE2040 CEO Karla Monterroso on tech’s response to the recent racial justice uprising in the U.S.

“There are a lot of really well-intentioned people, but they’re like, ‘Hey, put me in touch with all your Black and Latinx people,” Monterroso told me. “We have definitely gotten requests for free access to our talent

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Here Come Facebook’s Fiber-Wrapping Robots

Photo credit: Facebook
Photo credit: Facebook

From Popular Mechanics

  • In a blog post, Facebook says it’s come up with a robot capable of aerial fiber optic cable deployment.

  • It’s part of a bid by Facebook Connectivity to bring high-speed internet to remote parts of the world.

  • Facebook won’t install or control the fiber networks, but will instead license the robotic installation technology to internet service providers.

Fiber optic cable is one of the fastest ways to deliver the internet, because its bandwidth is thousands of times greater than, say, coaxial cables—those wires with a pin sticking out from the center that

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