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Google's top lobbyist reportedly sent his staff a blank organization chart making employees fear for their jobs

Byun Young-Wook/Getty Images Google’s head of public policy Karan Bhatia has reportedly hinted at restructuring the company’s Washington, DC, team responsible for lobbying on Capitol Hill. Sources told Bloomberg that Bhatia shared a blank organizational chart that had only his own name filled in at the top. The chart prompted employees to fear for their […]

Gears & Gadgets

Report: Huawei punishes employees behind embarrassing iPhone tweet

The Huawei Mate S. When you tweet, your tweet will often be marked with details about the specific client software and computing device used to create the tweet. And this can be a source of major embarrassment for people who do social media work for smartphone manufacturers. In the final minutes of 2018, the official […]

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Google Employees Stage Global Walkout Over Payouts To Alleged Sexual Harassers

NEW YORK ― Google employees around the globe staged a walkout Thursday to protest the tech giant’s handling of sexual harassment, prompted by a bombshell New York Times report last week that Google quietly offered several high-profile executives lucrative exit packages after they were accused of sexual misconduct. The action, floated last weekend on an internal […]

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Telltale Games reportedly lays off most employees, cancels multiple games

[embedded content] Telltale Games, the studio responsible for games like The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, and The Wolf Among Us, has reportedly been hit with huge layoffs that have resulted in the majority of its projects being canceled. According to Gamasutra — which had previously reported that the studio would be shuttered completely […]

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'Cocaine Cowboys:' Some Google employees allegedly threw a party in 2015 with 'controlled substances' after a successful self-driving car demo

Thomson Reuters On Tuesday, The Information published a report detailing the struggles that Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out fro Google, has gone through during its lifespan. According to a tweet by the reporter who wrote the story, a big milestone for the technology in 2015 was marred by a drug-fueled celebration that’s become […]

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Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China

Google Employees Protest Secret Work on Censored Search Engine for China ImageGoogle employees have signed a letter protesting the company’s building of a censored search engine for China.CreditAly Song/Reuters By Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi Aug. 16, 2018 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Hundreds of Google employees, upset at the company’s decision to secretly build a censored version of […]

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This $610 million real estate company doesn't have an office for its 8,000 employees – instead, everybody works from this completely virtual island

Screenshot If you’ve ever wondered what the next phase of working remotely could be like, look no further than eXp Realty. In most respects, eXp is your typical real estate brokerage company. It employs thousands of licensed agents to help clients buy and sell their homes. And business seems to be good: eXp’s stock price […]

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More than 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial recognition software to police

Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesJeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, arrives for the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Amazon employees signed and sent a letter to CEO Jeff Bezos asking the company to stop selling facial recognition software to law enforcement agencies and […]

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Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration

Microsoft Employees Protest Work With ICE, as Tech Industry Mobilizes Over Immigration ImageAt Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Wash. Microsoft employees posted an open letter on Tuesday protesting the software maker’s work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.CreditStuart Isett for The New York Times By Sheera Frenkel June 19, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — In an open […]

Emerging Tech

Google employees ask CEO to cancel the Pentagon Maven A.I. project

More than 3,000 Google employees wrote an open letter to CEO Sundar Pichai wanting out of what they term “the business of war.” Google senior engineers were among thousands of Google staff members who signed the letter, according to The New York Times. The employees’ letter asks for the immediate cancellation of a specific military […]

Gears & Gadgets

Google employees revolt, say company should shut down military drone project

Enlarge/ A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper. USAF / Airman First Class Adarius Petty About a month ago, news surfaced that Google was working with the United States Department of Defense on drone software called “Project Maven.” The project applied Google’s image-recognition techniques to the millions of hours of drone footage collected by the military with the […]

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Facebook Employees Are Outraged About — Wait For It — Their Own Online Privacy

A years-old, highly revealing bit of sensitive Facebook data ― one that could do damage in the wrong hands ― has made it to the open internet. Judging by the howls from Facebook employees, including Mark Zuckerberg, it seems the company really does care about the improper handling of private information — but only when […]