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Google walkout: Workers worldwide protest handling of sexual harassment cases

December 4, 2018

Google employees walked out of the company’s offices around the world on Thursday in protest of the search giant’s handling of sexual harassment claims — specifically at the executive level. The walkout began around 11 a.m. local time in Tokyo. Other offices including Singapore, Dublin, London, Berlin, Zurich and New York followed suit at 11 a.m. […]

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Google employees are reportedly resigning over China search efforts

December 4, 2018

Google employees unhappy with the search giant’s efforts to re-enter China are resigning in protest, according to news reports published Thursday. The company has been under intense scrutiny since The Intercept reported last month on Google’s plans to build a censored search engine for China, eight years after initially retreating from the country. At the […]

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As Senate mulls Kavanaugh pick, Anita Hill talks value of women’s voices

December 4, 2018

When asked the question: ‘What would you say to a woman who feels her voice doesn’t matter?’ Anita Hill simply responded, ‘It does.’ Hill spoke Friday at the Grace Hopper Celebration, a conference focusing on women in tech that aims to rally women in an industry that grapples with gender and diversity inequality, and that’s seen […]

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Carmera’s human-driven sensors could pave the way for self-driving cars

December 4, 2018

An obvious setback for self-driving cars is the lack of eyeballs for noticing things like road construction or pedestrians.   That’s why startup Carmera wants to create up-to-date maps that can warn self-driving cars about obstacles that other platforms like Google Maps or Apple Maps might miss.  The company on Thursday announced a partnership with […]

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German And Iranian Foreign Ministers Discuss Nuclear Agreement

Iran accuses Twitter of shutting down legitimate accounts

December 4, 2018

Iran’s government has accused Twitter of closing accounts belonging to ‘real’ Iranians while allowing anti-government bots to flourish. The charges were leveled Sunday in a series of tweets sent by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addressed to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. The removal Zarif refers to is presumably related to a recent Twitter crackdown […]

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