Alphabet Union Files Labor Board Complaint Alleging Subcontractor Banned Workers From Talking About Pay

Andreas Milano

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In its first-ever legal complaint, the Alphabet Workers Union alleged Thursday that a Google subcontractor banned workers from talking about pay and retaliated against an employee for publicly supporting the union on Facebook, signaling what type of issues the unconventional union will seek to address in the future.

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According to the union, Modis Engineering, a subsidiary of staffing company Adecco, suspended Google contractor Shannon Waits after she complained to her managers about a rule prohibiting workers from discussing their

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How a quest to build ethical AI detonated a battle inside Google

Andreas Milano
  • Since Dr. Timnit Gebru announced she had been pushed out of Google, tensions inside have flared.
  • CEO Sundar Pichai wants AI to be regulated, but it’s unknown whether Google can police its own work.
  • Some employees are questioning their future at the company, but big tech largely funds the field of ethical AI research.
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In 2018, while doing her postdoc at Microsoft Research, Dr. Timnit Gebru co-authored what has become a widely cited study revealing how facial recognition technology was less accurate at identifying women and people of color.

A few months later,

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Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces jail on walkie talkie charge

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Yangon, Myanmar

Police leveled their first formal charge against Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi, members of her party said Wednesday, giving military authorities who staged a coup a legal reason to detain her at least through the middle of the month.

The charge – that Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi was in possession of illegally imported walkie talkies – came to light two days after she was placed under house arrest and appeared to be an effort to lend a legal veneer to her detention, though the generals have previously kept her and others locked up for years.

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Louisville KY Google Expert Local SEO Online Marketing Service Launched

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SpaceX could serve Australian external islands with satellite broadband by 2022

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The Elon Musk-fronted SpaceX has told an Australian parliamentary committee that it could begin to offer its Starlink broadband services to the nations external territories as early as 2022, while much of Australia will be covered in “early 2021”.

“Certain more proximate islands within the external territories, notably the Ashmore, Cartier, and Coral Sea Islands, could be served by early 2022, when SpaceX has more fully populated its satellite constellation with ongoing launches and with the establishment of gateway earth stations at proximate mainland locations,” the company said in a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on

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5 challenges awaiting Amazon’s new CEO

Andreas Milano

On Tuesday, Amazon announced that Bezos would step aside this summer and assume the role of executive chairman so he can focus on new products and early initiatives being developed at Amazon.

Although Bezos is expected to still play a big role at the company, it is Jassy who will inherit the many challenges born from Amazon’s meteoric rise. Here are some of them:

Regulators around the world are examining Amazon’s business practices, specifically the way it looks at information from businesses that sell goods on its site and uses it to create its own Amazon-branded products. Bezos said at

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