Jewish leaders are calling on Apple to remove a Spanish-language thesaurus app that uses offensive anti-Semitic stereotypes in some of its results. The app, called “iSinónimos,” is free through Apple’s iTunes and after downloading, it first appears to be a standard Spanish thesaurus. Type in the word judío (Jew) and the synonyms that iSinónimos provide include: avaro (miser); roñoso (mangy); cicatero (tightwad); and tacaño (stingy), among others. Similarly, in results from any of these words, one of the first synonyms is judío (Jew).
“Unfortunately, Apple did not respond to initial complaints from the community protesting iSinónimos’ online bigotry. The most successful company in the 21st Century should not allow its iTunes store to serve
The world of business has been paying a lot of attention lately to Sheryl Sandberg, and it’s not too hard to figure out why. As the chief operating officer of Facebook, she stands, alongside CEO Mark Zuckerberg, at the helm of a social media juggernaut that – with 845 million active users worldwide – is expected to be worth $100 billion dollars when its pending initial public offering takes effect. According to an analysis by Forbes magazine, the IPO will net Sandberg $1.6 billion, and it will
Prominent hedge fund manager David Einhorn and his company, United States-based Greenlight Capital Inc., have been fined 7.2 million pounds ($11.2 million) – the second-largest fine levied on an individual by Britain’s Financial Services Authority in history – for trading on inside information. Einhorn will be required to actually pay approximately half of the penalty.
According to the financial regulator, Einhorn was alerted to the fact that the leading British pub operator, Punch Taverns PLC
Diverse gathering of Jewish leaders celebrate Tu B’Shevat by setting goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 14% by 2014
The Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL) announced on Monday that a group of community leaders spanning the Jewish religious and political spectrum has joined its Jewish Energy Covenant Campaign by signing the “Jewish Environment and Energy Imperative” declaration.
Rabbis from the Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Reform and Renewal movements and other
Wiesenthal Center Urges World Leaders to Use Holocaust Memorial Day to Condemn Tehran's Horrific Campaign
Following protests from the Simon Wiesenthal Center, YouTube removed a series of ten animated anti-Semitic and Holocaust Denial clips, saying that they were in violation of the video site’s policy prohibiting hate speech. The videos are animated versions of the notorious Iranian book from 2008 that in its preface, seeks to “denounce the conspicuous lie of the ‘planed [sic] murder of 6 million