Tag Archives: Social issues

Google memo to employees on Roe v. Wade overturn

Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks at a panel at the CEO Summit of the Americas hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on June 09, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Google sent a companywide email Friday about the historic Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. …

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Apple responds to Roe v. Wade rollback

An aerial view of Apple Park is seen in Cupertino, California, United States on October 28, 2021. Tayfun Coskun | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Apple employees can use their company benefits to travel out-of-state to receive medical care, the company confirmed on Friday. The benefit has been available to …

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How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights protesters participate in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, U.S., May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on …

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Amazon to invest $23 million to increase Seattle’s affordable housing

Grand Street Commons, a project in Seattle supported by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund Amazon Amazon said Thursday that it’s giving minority-led organizations $23 million to build and preserve more than 568 affordable homes in Seattle, a step to ease the local housing crisis. Amazon Housing Equity Fund, which emphasizes …

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Instagram testing new ways for teens to verify they’re 18 years old

A person using Instagram. Lorenzo Di Cola | NurPhoto via Getty Images Instagram announced Thursday that it’s testing new options in the U.S. to verify that users are 18 years old. To address the concerns of lawmakers and parents, Instagram is requiring users who attempt to edit their age from …

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DOJ settles with Facebook over allegedly discriminatory housing ads

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before the U.S. House Financial Services Committee during An Examination of Facebook and Its Impact on the Financial Services and Housing Sectors hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 23, 2019. Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images The Department of Justice reached a settlement …

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Lawmakers urge Google to tackle misleading abortion search results

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) questions David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Calibra (digital wallet service), during testimony before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital Currency and Data Privacy Considerations” in Washington, July 16, 2019. Erin Scott | Reuters Several lawmakers are urging Google …

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Bipartisan privacy proposal is ‘unworkable’ Chamber of Commerce says

Signage is seen on the Chamber Of Commerce Building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 21, 2021. Andrew Kelly | Reuters The bipartisan privacy proposal that’s reignited a debate about federal protections for internet users is “unworkable,” according to a major business group. The …

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Tech companies urge U.S. to let the kids of visa holders stay past 21

Muthumalla Dhandapani, an Indian immigrant with an H1-B visa and a Comcast employee in Sunnyvale, protests President Trump’s immigration orders in 2017. Santiago Mejia | Hearst Newspapers | Getty Images A coalition of tech companies including Amazon, Google, Salesforce and Uber are urging the Department of Homeland Security to revise …

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Supreme Court blocks Texas social media law opposed by tech industry

A person walks down the sidewalk near the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C., February 16, 2022. Jon Cherry | Reuters The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a controversial Texas social media law from taking effect, after the tech industry and other opponents warned it could allow for hateful …

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