Github nixes coding terms ‘master’ and ‘slave’ from its platform

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The phrases “master” and “slave” have been used in the world of programming for years. They refer to a communication protocol in which one process controls another. It can also refer to the main version of a software project that serves as a starting point for different variations. Believe it or not, many tech companies still use the terms today.

Big Tech is Listening

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Big Tech is making many adjustments. For example, three companies (Microsoft, Amazon, and IBM) announced last week that they will no longer sell facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies.

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