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YouTube pledges $1 million to police reform nonprofit

As protests spread across the U.S, companies like Alphabet stand up for social justice.

What you need to know YouTube has pledged $ 1 million to the Center for Police Equity amid protests in the U.S. The Center is a think-tank that has adopted a data-driven approach to tackling police brutality. YouTube’s algorithm has been criticized as being a funnel towards white supremacist content.

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Google pledges over $800 million in coronavirus crisis response fund

The pandemic is savaging small businesses and communities. Google wants to help.

What you need to know Google has pledged over $ 800 million towards coronavirus crisis response. As part of that, it will apportion $ 250 million in ad grants for health agencies like the WHO to help educate local communities. It will also fund research into coronavirus treatments like vaccines as well as throw its weight behind the production of face masks and ventilators.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to help combat climate change

The money for the new fund will come from Bezos’ personal wealth.

What you need to know Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has launched the Bezos Earth Fund. The Bezos Earth Fund aims to fund efforts by scientists, activists, and NGOs to preserve and protect the environment. Bezos is committing $ 10 billion to the fund and will begin issuing grants later this year.

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Google pledges to help initiate criminal justice reform

The company has committed to doubling its investment in organizations working to help solve the issue of mass incarceration.

As a company, Google isn’t one to shy away from political topics. It’s come out in support of gender equality, immigrants, and now it’s taking a stance against mass incarceration.

Google.org, in particular, has pledged to donate $ 11.5 million in grants to organizations across the country working on reforming the criminal justice system. From the official blog  [Read More…]

Cyanogen pledges continued OnePlus One support

Cyanogen took to its own blog to clarify some misinformation that it would be dropping support for the OnePlus One. After it was inaccurately reported that the OnePlus One won’t be getting future firmware updates through CyanogenMod, the company is stating that this is false and that Cyanogen will continue to push out firmware updates to all global devices.

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