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TECH 18 Jun 2015 | 9:00 AM

Privacy groups quit US talks on facial recognition tech

Nine US privacy groups have dropped out of talks on voluntary standards for facial recognition technology, after failing to agree on a code on how it could be deployed.

Technology 22 Mar 2016 | 4:35 AM

Amazon German warehouse workers start fresh strike in pay row

Workers at an Amazon.com warehouse in Germany are starting a new round of strikes in an attempt to pressure the US online retailer to increase pay.

TECH 12 Apr 2016 | 8:30 AM

Verizon wireline workers' strike to start April 13: unions

Verizon Communications Inc's wireline employees will go on strike starting April 13 after reaching an impasse in talks over a new labour contract.

TECH 14 Apr 2016 | 4:30 AM

About 40,000 unionised Verizon workers walk off the job

Nearly 40,000 Verizon workers walked off the job on Wednesday in one of the largest US strikes in recent years after contract talks hit an impasse.

TECH 21 Mar 2018 | 1:00 AM

Five ways social media can be a force for good in the lives of kids and teens

From sexting to cyberbullying to FOMO (fear of missing out), social media sure has its share of negatives. But, if it's all bad, how did 2,000 students protest their school system's budget cuts?

TECH 01 Nov 2018 | 9:00 AM

Google employees to walk out to protest treatment of women

Hundreds of Google engineers and other workers are expected to walk off the job the morning of Nov 1 to protest the Internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct.

Google 01 Nov 2018 | 9:58 AM

Google workers walk out to protest office harassment, inequality

Hundreds of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on Nov 1, with thousands more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace.

Google 02 Nov 2018 | 4:57 AM

Google’s ‘#MeToo’ moment: Workers walk out over women’s rights

Thousands of Google employees around the world briefly walked off their jobs on Nov 1 to protest the company's response to sexual harassment and demand that the world's largest search engine address rising concerns about workplace inequality.

TECH 02 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Tech elite stages a Revolt of the Haves against employers

When Google employees staged a global walkout Nov 1 to protest the company’s treatment of women, they made themselves the most visible example of a surprising trend: high-paid engineers emerging from their comfortable bubbles to speak out.

TECH 09 Nov 2018 | 4:36 AM

Google hears protesters, changes sexual harassment policies

Alphabet Inc's Google said it would change the way it handles sexual harassment claims, a week after 20,000 of its workers around the world walked off their jobs to protest its response to such issues.