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Technology and society ‘smashed together in a head-on collision.’ Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.

In 2020, technology’s true impact on society was exposed, a new Mozilla Foundation report argues. It examined how tech shaped debates over racial justice, labour rights, and corporate accountability. In 2021, companies will face pressure to build “responsible” tech, Mozilla’s president told Insider. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Technology and society ‘smashed together in a head-on collision.’ Mozilla Foundation surveyed the wreckage.
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Former Apple employees have accused the company of turning a blind eye to suppliers that were violating Chinese labour laws

Apple disregarded suppliers in China breaching the labour law which caps the proportion of temporary workers at 10%, according to ex-employees and internal company presentations, per The Information. Former staff members told the website Apple was concerned the labour law would heighten costs, delay product launches, and drain resources. Apple […]
Former Apple employees have accused the company of turning a blind eye to suppliers that were violating Chinese labour laws
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Largest union federation in the US demands apology from Mark Zuckerberg over new software feature that would allow employers blacklist words like ‘unionize’ in chats

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka demanded a personal apology from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg after it was revealed the company was working on a feature that could limit union drives. “The AFL-CIO demands that Mark Zuckerberg personally apologise to working people, pull this tool immediately, and conduct a board-level investigation into […]
Largest union federation in the US demands apology from Mark Zuckerberg over new software feature that would allow employers blacklist words like ‘unionize’ in chats
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Google employees are raising alarms about a new tool that keeps tabs on their internal meetings, but the company says it’s nothing to worry about

Google has developed a browser tool for internal use that can detect when employees are scheduling meetings involving large numbers of people, Bloomberg’s Ryan Gallagher reported Wednesday. Employees are worried that the tool is a kind of spyware meant to discourage labour activism or organisation. But Google’s official line is […]
Google employees are raising alarms about a new tool that keeps tabs on their internal meetings, but the company says it’s nothing to worry about