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To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping: All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping


While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris,…

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Domestic violence survivors turn to Tor to escape abusers

The routing service Tor is mostly known as a way to make life difficult for the NSA, but a new piece in Beta Boston shines a light on the role the tool has been playing in the fight against domestic violence. Shelters like Transition House in Boston are using Tor and tools like it to help women use basic web services without leaving a digital trail for abusers to pick up on. As abuse cases increasingly involve elements of cyberstalking, that kind of anonymity has become increasingly important in fighting back.

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Survivor’s Gilt: amid losses and departures, the flash sale industry struggles to stay alive

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Gilt chairman Kevin Ryan is feeling good about the world. “In December, the month that just ended, we signed up more members than we’ve signed up in the history of the company,” he tells me. Great news! So no problems on the flash sale front? “All the companies in the space are growing quite quickly. Not everybody’s going to make it, but the category is doing extremely well.”

Mr. Ryan is, to put it politely, in the minority. The flash-sale model, selling overstock products at deep discounts for a short period of time, saw great success a few years ago, but now venture capitalists are singing a different tune. “There will certainly be a lot of carnage in the flash-sale space,” one funder with ties to the industry told us. “If you’re not…

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