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GoDaddy phishing ‘test’ teased employees with a fake holiday bonus

They were promised a $ 650 holiday bonus from their company. It wasn’t an act of corporate goodwill, though, but a particularly tone deaf phishing test. And instead of extra cash, those who failed were assigned extra work. That’s what happened to arou…
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Former employees claim Talkspace mined therapy transcripts for marketing

According to The New York Times, Talkspace, an iOS and Android app people can use to message a certified therapist, routinely mined the transcripts of its users to give it a competitive edge. The paper interviewed two former employees who claim Talks…
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Microsoft employees ask the company to end contracts with Seattle police

Hundreds of Microsoft employees are calling on the company to cancel its contracts with the Seattle Police Department (SPD) and make other changes in response to police use of tear gas and other violent tactics during recent peaceful protests, OneZer…
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Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their local branch of United Food and Commercial Workers, g…
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Ring confirms it fired four employees for watching customer videos

Ring has responded to the US Senators demanding answers to the security issues it's facing in a letter, which was obtained by Motherboard. In it, the Amazon-owned company has admitted that it had to fire employees for watching customers' videos beyon…
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Tesla warns employees against leaking info

Tesla has a rough history with leakers, and it's apparently eager to remind employees of that fact. CNBC said it had obtained an email from Tesla's security team (yes, the irony is thick) warning staff against leaking sensitive information. The messa…
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Several Google employees walk out over military work for the US Department of Defense

Google is, for the most part, a generally well-liked company, and they don’t tend to dabble in anything significantly controversial. They make free services, like Gmail and YouTube, then serve up ads to stay afloat, and aside from the minor privacy quirks here and there, they do pretty well in the court of public opinion. […]

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Google employees petition CEO to drop out of Pentagon AI project

Over 3,100 Google employees have signed a petition opposing the company's part in a Pentagon AI program. The letter asked CEO Sundar Pichai to pull Google out of the project, which harnesses artificial intelligence to analyze video and could improve…
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Google makes a major investment in HTC in exchange for employees and IP portfolio

Rumors have been swirling around about an HTC acquisition by Google, and it kinda sorta almost happened. The two companies have announced a whopping $ 1.1 billion cooperation agreement that’s not quite a full buyout, but should still help both companies long term. Right now, Google is going to acquire some of HTC’s employees, many of […]

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LeEco layoffs affect 325 employees, pauses U.S. expansion amid financial crisis

It could be months before we see what’s next for LeEco. It might even be 2018 by the time we see anything new. With its cash spent and little revenue coming in, the company announced today its expansion in the United States is on hold indefinitely. Hundreds of employees have been laid off while the […]

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This automated store in Sweden doesn’t have any human employees — only a smartphone app

At this convenience store in the town of Viken, Sweden, you won’t find a single cashier — or even a cash register for that matter. The entire store is unmanned, and patrons must use a smartphone or tablet to enter and purchase goods from it.

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Fitbit teams up with Target to get employees moving, thanks to HIPAA compliance

Fitbit wants to make a jump into the corporate work, receiving HIPAA compliance to view employee’s health information. Target plans to implement a fitness program for its 335,000 employees using Fitbit technology.

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