Following a BuzzFeed News investigation into Amazon's delivery network, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Elizabeth Warren, and Sherrod Brown wrote to Jeff Bezos, accusing the tech giant of disregarding public safety and workers’ rights and demanding information about the companies that deliver its packages.
Amazon’s Next-Day Delivery Has Brought Chaos And Carnage To America’s Streets — But The World’s Biggest Retailer Has A System To Escape The Blame
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Warehouse workers in Chicago succeeded in pressuring management to send them home with pay due to high temperatures in an un-air-conditioned facility this weekend.
Some Amazon employees vocally oppose selling technology to immigration enforcement agencies and law enforcement, but the company said the government should make the rules.
Less than 24 hours after YouTube said Crowder’s anti-gay opinions were allowed on the platform, the company reversed course and banned him from selling ads.
An all-staff email sent Thursday reminded Google employees that accessing internal information without permission could get them fired.
A Post About China's "996" Workweek Went Viral On GitHub. Now Microsoft Employees Want To Protect It From Censorship.
A viral GitHub project that discusses the grueling demands on Chinese tech workers could be a target for state censorship.
Following leaks and employee revolts, the absences raise questions about the future of transparency at Google.
Amazon plans to open a new office building in Nashville, where legislators are considering banning same-sex couples from adopting.
Gimlet Media, a podcasting startup recently acquired by Spotify, is the first audio-focused outlet to unionize in a wave of newsroom labor organizing.
Anti-vax documentaries have disappeared from search results on the platform, and appear to no longer be available to Prime members for free streaming.
Stanford and UC Berkeley have met with opposition over which tech companies should be allowed to pay for access to campus resources and recruiting opportunities.
After advertisers complained about programmatic ad placements on anti-vax videos, YouTube removed ads on videos that advocate against vaccination.
“We did not sign up to develop weapons,” says an employee letter to Microsoft executives published Friday.
While Facebook vows to stop recommending anti-vaccination content to users, YouTube is still promoting videos like “You’ll Be Glad You Watched This Before Vaccinating Your Child!”
Companies like Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber rely on workers to report problems with the app, creating an opening for both regulators and the public to criticize them.
The company’s decision to stop using customer tips to cover a guaranteed pay minimum for delivery workers follows an organized labor campaign and pressure from elected officials.
Instacart customers are quitting the service because the company is using customers' predelivery tips to fulfill the base pay minimum it guarantees delivery workers.
Despite year-old promises to fix its “Up Next” content recommendation system, YouTube is still suggesting conspiracy videos, hyperpartisan and misogynist videos, pirated videos, and content from hate groups following common news-related searches.
Government workers waiting on paychecks are being targeted with referral links and other promotions to join the gig economy.