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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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Online scammers are bombarding young 'Fortnite' players with fake offers for free v-bucks

Epic Games“Fortnite” players spend more than $ 200 million a month on v-bucks, the in-game currency. Online scammers are targeting “Fortnite: Battle Royale” players with fake offers for free v-bucks, the game’s digital currency. Players use v-bucks to purchase cosmetic items and skins; the currency can be earned through playing or purchased outright in the […]

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Who Is Gab Founder Andrew Torba?

The murder of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday has brought new attention to Gab, the social media service that bills itself as pro-free speech and serves as a gathering place for white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other extremist figures online, and counted among its users suspected gunman Robert Bowers. Shortly before Bowers attacked the Tree […]

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Facebook approved 100 phony political ads that were allegedly 'paid for' by every United States senator

ReutersMark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO and chairman. Facebook approved 100 fake political ads -each one claiming to have been to be paid for by a different US senator. Earlier this year, Facebook started displaying the name of the politician or entity sponsoring political ads, in a move meant to increase transparency. Just a few days earlier, […]

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On Social Media, No Answers for Hate

On Social Media, No Answers for Hate ImageOutside the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, where a gunman killed 11 people on Saturday. After the shooting, anti-Semitic messages surged on Instagram.CreditCreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Sheera Frenkel, Mike Isaac and Kate Conger Oct. 29, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — On Monday, a search on […]

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Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims

Google Workers Fume Over Executives’ Payouts After Sexual Harassment Claims ImageGoogle’s campus in Mountain View, Calif. One worker said the way it had handled executives accused of misconduct was “crushing.”CreditCreditChristie Hemm Klok for The New York Times By Daisuke Wakabayashi and Kate Conger Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — At Google’s weekly staff meeting on […]

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Tim Cook Warns That Personal Data Is Being 'Weaponized Against Us'

Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, warned Wednesday that personal data is being “weaponized against us” and called for more regulation of digital privacy. Speaking at the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Brussels, Cook said: “As far back as 1890, future Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis published an article in the Harvard […]