GLAAD Works with Symantec to Bring Fairness to its Software

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GLAAD Works with Symantec to Bring Fairness to its Software

By Seth Adam, GLAAD's Director of Communications
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:10am

CAMPAIGN: Symantec Diversity & Inclusion

CONTENT: Blog

When your mission is to protect the world’s information there shouldn’t be categories of content that don’t receive equal treatment. And more importantly, when your company’s values clearly state a policy of diversity and inclusion there is no excuse for offering products that don’t align with those goals.

With GLAAD’s help, Symantec recently made a significant change to its web filtering software by eliminating the “sexual orientation” category. Symantec’s web content database is one of the largest of its kind, and maps the web across more than 100 categories and in dozens of languages. This update, which is in the process of being implemented at the product level, will mean that LGBT-related web content will be evaluated, categorized, and treated the same as other news, political and entertainment content.

Read the full article here.

Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | Innovation & Technology | LGBT rights | Symantec | glaad

CAMPAIGN: Symantec Diversity & Inclusion

CONTENT: Blog

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