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10 things in tech you need to know today

10 things in tech you need to know today
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. *1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to..
Business Insider - Published

A group of Google employees plan to educate people about forced arbitration

A group of Google employees are taking to Twitter and Instagram tomorrow in an attempt to educate the public about forced arbitration, Recode first reported. From 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST, this group will..
TechCrunch - Published

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Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration [Video]Organizers Looking to Get Companies To Ban Forced Arbitration  00:32

Last year workers at Google walked out during work to protest the company’s handling of sexual misconduct cases. Now the same organizers are starting a new effort called “End Forced Arbitration.”..

Wochit - Published

Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action [Video]Organizers Of The Google Walkout Are Planning Social Media Action  00:46

Organizers of last November's Google Walkout, in which thousands of employees left their offices in solidarity and protest over the company's handling of sexual misconduct cases, are making headlines..

Wochit - Published

Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims [Video]Tom Brokaw Accuser Calls On Comcast To Hire ‘Outside Counsel’ To Investigate NBC Misconduct Claims  00:40

Linda Vester, a former NBC News reporter who accused network icon Tom Brokaw of sexual harassment, renewed her call for an independent investigation into misconduct claims at her former network and..

Wochit - Published

 

The organizers of the Google Walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (GOOG, GOOGL, FB)

the organizers of the google walkout are calling on the tech industry to end forced arbitration employment agreements completely (goog, googl, fb)
· Organizers of last year's Google Walkout, where thousands of employees left their desks to protest the company's handling of executive sexual misconduct cases, are launching a social media campaign..
Business Insider - Published

United States: Is It Time To Revisit SEC's Ban On "Forced" Arbitration Provisions? - Carlton Fields

The SEC has long refused to allow companies to go public with bylaws or other governing documents that would require shareholders to arbitrate federal securities law claims against the company.
Mondaq - Published

Organizers of the successful Google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (GOOG, GOOGL)

organizers of the successful google employee walkout are now calling on the rest of the tech industry to take up their cause (goog, googl)
· On Monday, some of the original organizers for Google's November walkout demanded an end to forced arbitration. · Forced arbitration is a corporate practice whereby upon their hiring, employees..
Business Insider - Published

Google employees demand the end of forced arbitration across the tech industry

On the heels of an employee-led protest against Google, a group of 35 Google employees is banding together to take it a step further and end the practice of forced arbitration across the entire tech..
TechCrunch - Published

One of Google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of Silicon Valley's bro culture

one of google's new sexual-harassment policies could be the key to changing all of silicon valley's bro culture
· *After a boatload of drama at Google over how the company has handled sexual harassment and misconduct, CEO Sundar Pichai announced new policies.* · *Google is joining a wave of companies that..
Business Insider - Published

Google Employees Call for Company to Abandon Its Censored Chinese Search Engine

Dozens of Google employees on Tuesday are publicly calling for the tech giant to abandon building its censored Chinese search engine. The project, internally dubbed “Project Dragonfly,” has..
The Wrap - Published

Tech signals end of forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims

Google, Facebook and eBay are among those recently rescinding the policy in response to the #MeToo movement
CBS News - Published Also reported by •Billboard.comDeseret NewsSFGateSeattlePI.comSeattle TimesMashableWall Street JournalThe Wrap

End Forced Arbitration for Sexual Harassment. Then Do More.

If tech companies really want to be cutting-edge, they should get rid of the policy in all employment-related disputes.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street JournalSeekingAlpha

eBay is the latest tech giant to end forced arbitration of sexual harassment at work

San Jose-based eBay Inc. is ending a company policy that forced employees into private arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work, BuzzFeed reports. EBay’s new policy mirrors similar moves by..
bizjournals - Published

Facebook nixes forced arbitration requirement

Facebook announced that it would end its forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following in Google's footsteps and  -More- 
SmartBrief - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

One of Google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment

one of google's most powerful female executives says she walked out with staff protesting sexual harassment
· *Google's Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat is one of the most senior women at the company.* · *She told a conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal that she joined employees walking out two..
Business Insider - Published

Uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour

uber's new sexual harassment report asks you to play a game in which you match a creepy story with its new categories of inappropriate behaviour
· *Uber detailed 21 new categories of sexual misconduct and assault it is going to adopt in its reporting.* · *The report outlining the categories contains a "mix-and-match" exercise in which..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook is ending forced arbitration of sexual harassment claims, following Google’s mass walkout

Facebook on Friday became the latest tech company to end a policy that had forced employees to go into arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at work. It also added a new requirement that the..
bizjournals - Published Also reported by •Wall Street Journal

Airbnb ends forced arbitration days after Google, Facebook did the same

Uber and Lyft put an end to forced arbitration earlier this year.
TechCrunch - Published

Facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the Google walkout protests

facebook won't force employees to settle sexual harassment claims privately thanks to the google walkout protests
· *Facebook is ending a policy of required arbitration in cases of sexual harassment at the company.* · *The policy requires employees to give up their right to sue.* · *This change came a day..
Business Insider - Published

Facebook to Drop Forced Arbitration in Harassment Cases

The social media giant acted one day after Google, facing intense pressure from employees, made a similar decision.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Wall Street JournalSeekingAlpha

Google promises change after staff walkout

Organizers of last week's protest against Google aren't satisfied that the tech giant is doing enough to quell their concerns by amending the company's sexual harassment policy. Google CEO Sundar..
bizjournals - Published

DealBook Briefing: Google Overhauls Its Sexual Misconduct Policy

The company will end its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after last week’s staff walkout.
NYTimes.com - Published

The Google walkout protesters are demanding the company now takes action on 'systemic racism'

the google walkout protesters are demanding the company now takes action on 'systemic racism'
· *The Google walkout protesters have commended the company's swift action on sexual harassment.* · *CEO Sundar Pichai set out a number of changes on Thursday, including abolishing forced..
Business Insider - Published

Sundar Pichai is ending Google's once-famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening 'more onerous actions'

sundar pichai is ending google's once-famous partying culture by limiting drinking at work and threatening 'more onerous actions'
· *As part of Google's new policies to deal with sexual harassment complaints at the company, CEO Sundar Pichai disclosed new rules for drinking at work.* · *Google says it will hold managers..
Business Insider - Published

Google walkout organizers aren’t satisfied with CEO’s response

Organizers of the massive walkouts at Google last week are — rightfully so — not letting up on their demands. Earlier this morning, Google CEO Sundar Pichai responded to some of their demands,..
TechCrunch - Published

Google walkout organizers vow to 'not let up' following CEO's response

The battle to reform Google is just getting started.  Hours after Google CEO Sundar Pichai emailed employees a plan to end forced arbitration in cases involving sexual harassment and assault at the..
Mashable - Published

Google, after employee walkout, overhauls sexual misconduct policy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google said Thursday that it would end its practice of forced arbitration for claims of sexual harassment or assault after more than 20,000 employees staged a walkout last week to..
Seattle Times - Published Also reported by •bizjournals

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says his family TV is 'not easily accessible' and requires 'activation energy' to watch (GOOG, GOOGL)

google ceo sundar pichai says his family tv is 'not easily accessible' and requires 'activation energy' to watch (goog, googl)
· Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently sat down for an interview with the New York Times as part of the publication's series of conversations with top executives about leadership. · Pichai told the..
Business Insider - Published

Here's the memo Google CEO Sundar Pichai sent to employees on the changes to its sexual-harassment policy after the walkout (GOOG, GOOGL)

here's the memo google ceo sundar pichai sent to employees on the changes to its sexual-harassment policy after the walkout (goog, googl)
Google on Thursday announced it would end forced arbitration in cases of sexual assault and harassment. The change was announced in an emailed memo to employees from CEO Sundar Pichai. Read the..
Business Insider - Published

Almost 17,000 Googlers walked out to protest of sexual misconduct at the company

almost 17,000 googlers walked out to protest of sexual misconduct at the company
· *Googlers all over the world walked out en masse on Thursday in protest of the company's record on sexual misconduct.* · *The protest followed a bombshell article in the New York Times that..
Business Insider - Published

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