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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 […]

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The firm whose staff are all autistic

Peter, Evan and Brian work at a small technology firm based by the beach in Santa Monica, testing software and fixing bugs. On first inspection it seems like any other Los Angeles-based company, with tasteful art on the white walls and calm-inducing diffusers dotted about. Peter describes the working atmosphere as “quiet, but fun”, and […]

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Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros

Supported by Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros ImageSheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, wanted to know whether George Soros stood to gain from criticizing the company, according to people with knowledge of an email she sent.CreditCreditEric Thayer for The New York Times By Nicholas Confessore and Matthew […]

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Facebook stops sending staff to help political campaigns

Facebook will no longer send employees to work at the offices of political campaigns during elections, the company has announced. The social network used to offer dedicated staff to political campaigns to help them develop their online advertising campaigns. Donald Trump’s digital director for the 2016 presidential election has said Facebook’s assistance helped him win. […]

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Microsoft staff call on company to end ICE contract

Enlarge / Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks at the Microsoft Annual Shareholders Meeting in Bellevue, Washington, on November 30, 2016. Jason Redmond, Getty Images Microsoft staff members are calling on CEO Satya Nadella to terminate the company’s contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). In an open letter published by The New York Times, employees […]