Today the community site Reddit finally banned several controversial forums, including /r/Rapingwomen and the racist forums associated with /r/Coontown. The problem is that CEO Steve Huffman did it by putting a terrible set of policies in place.
It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting. It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.com/top-reddit-eng…
Aaron Swartz, a 24-year-old programmer and former Reddit employee, has been indicted on charges of stealing 4 million documents from MIT and JSTOR. He's accused of breaking into a restricted area of MIT to access MIT's computer network.