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Google

Google Faces New Internal Protest Over Forced Arbitration

A group of Google workers wants the right to sue the company over workplace harassment and discrimination claims.
Data Security

Microsoft's Project Bali Seeks to Give You Control of Your Data

'With Project Bali, we propose a new personal data bank which puts users in control of all data collected about them,' the project's website says.
Cybersecurity

'Donald' Makes It on Annual Worst Passwords List

The President's first name came in as the 23rd most frequently used password, behind old favorites such as 'monkey' and 'qwerty.'
Facebook

Former Staffer Calls Out Facebook's 'Black People Problem'

Racial discrimination at Facebook is real,' wrote Mark Luckie, a former company strategic partner manager, who published a post on Tuesday calling out the discrimination issues occurring at the social network.
Smartphones

Samsung Shows Off Foldable Phone With 'Infinity Flex Display'

The device uses what Samsung calls an Infinity Flex Display and opens up to a 7.3-inch tablet, which the company says will support three active apps at once.
Internet

Tim Berners-Lee Pushes For 'Contract' to Protect the Web

The contract calls for the development of an open and free internet, but with a pledge by companies to 'respect consumers' privacy' and to design technologies 'that support the best in humanity and challenge the worst.'
Google

More Than 1,500 Google Workers to Stage Walkout Over Sexual Misconduct Handling

The protest comes in response to the company reportedly giving lucrative exit packages to two senior executives who resigned over credible sexual misconduct charges. Employees at Google offices across the world plan to join the walkout.
Sexual Harassment

Google Fired 48 Staffers Over Sexual Misconduct in the Past 2 Years

The New York Times published a story that suggests Google has been protecting senior executives accused of sexual harassment. In response, the company's CEO said the tech giant has been taking a harder line against all employees found engaging in sexual misconduct.
Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos Starts a $2 Billion Fund for Schools and the Homeless

'We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. Most important among those will be genuine, intense customer obsession. The child will be the customer,' the Amazon CEO says.
Reddit

Reddit Hacked, Despite SMS Two-Factor Authentication

The hacker gained access to Reddit's internal systems by circumventing SMS-based two-factor authentication on employee accounts.
Google

Google to End Involvement in Pentagon AI Project

Due to employee backlash, the company will not pursue another contract for the Pentagon's Project Maven, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene told employees on Friday.
Google

New Google OS Has Tools to Help With Your Tech Addiction

New controls, expected in Android P, are part of Google's new 'digital wellbeing' initiative, which the company unveiled at Google I/O on Tuesday.
Facebook

Facebook Fires Engineer for Using Its Data to Stalk Women

The issue was brought up on Monday when the head of a security firm tweeted that she had evidence of the stalking.
Facebook

Facebook Jumps Into Online Dating

'This is going to be built around long-term relationships, not hook-ups,' Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said about the upcoming feature.
Facebook

WhatsApp CEO Leaving Facebook Amid Reported Disputes

The WhatsApp co-founder has been reportedly clashing with Facebook over data privacy issues like whether to weaken the messaging service's encryption.