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 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
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..
· 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
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
· 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
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
· *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
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
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
· *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 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 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
· *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
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
· *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
· *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
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
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
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 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
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
· *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