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Women say they quit Google because of racial discrimination: ‘I was invisible’

Google As Google reels from the fallout over a controversial diversity memo, multiple women say they faced regular discrimination and ultimately left Qichen Zhang, a former Google employee, says a colleague once made a racist joke about her … ‘I emotionally shut down.’ Photograph: Tim Knox for the Guardian Google Women say they quit Google […]

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James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization of angry white men

YouTube Damore became an ‘alt-right’ hero after Google fired him over his views on women. Did Google-owned YouTube play a role in reinforcing those ideas? YouTube is ‘an astounding platform … a Gutenberg revolution, as far as I’m concerned,’ said Jordan Peterson. Photograph: Simon Belcher / Alamy/Alamy YouTube James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization […]

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James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization of angry white men

YouTube Damore became an ‘alt-right’ hero after Google fired him over his views on women. Did Google-owned YouTube play a role in reinforcing those ideas? YouTube is ‘an astounding platform … a Gutenberg revolution, as far as I’m concerned,’ said Jordan Peterson. Photograph: Simon Belcher / Alamy/Alamy YouTube James Damore, Google, and the YouTube radicalization […]

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Fired Google memo writer gives first big interviews to rightwing YouTubers

Google James Damore, the engineer fired this week for his criticism of diversity, spoke with two YouTube personalities who have espoused anti-feminist views James Damore (left), the former Google engineer, speaks with YouTube personality Stefan Molyneux. Photograph: YouTube Google Fired Google memo writer gives first big interviews to rightwing YouTubers James Damore, the engineer fired […]

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More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

Google Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo Women in tech: share your experiences Google is still reeling from the leak of a male software engineer’s 10-page manifesto criticizing diversity initiatives. Photograph: […]

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More than 60 women consider suing Google, claiming sexism and a pay gap

Google Scandal over discrimination at the company deepens as dozens of current and former staff say they earned less than men despite equal qualifications Google reportedly fires author of anti-diversity memo Women in tech: share your experiences Google is still reeling from the leak of a male software engineer’s 10-page manifesto criticizing diversity initiatives. Photograph: […]

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Airbnb sued by woman who says she was sexually assaulted by ‘superhost’

Airbnb First-of-its-kind lawsuit raises questions about firm’s legal responsibilities Woman accuses firm of negligence: ‘I don’t want this to happen to others’ Airbnb said: ‘The abhorrent behavior described has no place in our community and we will not tolerate it. We have been trying to support her in any way we can.’ Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty […]

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Male tech CEO pretended to be female sexual harassment victim, suit claims

Silicon Valley Venture capitalist Anis Uzzaman alleges male rival published fake blogpost purporting to be an anonymous woman ‘taken advantage of’ by Uzzaman Uzzaman’s attorneys said the blogpost was traced to the IP address of Brandon Katayama Hill, founder and CEO of an agency that competes with Uzzaman’s company. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Getty Images/Cultura RF Silicon […]

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Male tech CEO pretended to be female sexual harassment victim, suit claims

Silicon Valley Venture capitalist Anis Uzzaman alleges male rival published fake blogpost purporting to be an anonymous woman ‘taken advantage of’ by Uzzaman Uzzaman’s attorneys said the blogpost was traced to the IP address of Brandon Katayama Hill, founder and CEO of an agency that competes with Uzzaman’s company. Photograph: Rafe Swan/Getty Images/Cultura RF Silicon […]

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Google’s confidentiality rules discourage whistleblowers, US labor official warns

Google Google denies claim as US official describes ‘chilling effect’, saying employees have expressed fear company’s strict policy prevents them from speaking out Google, under CEO Sundar Pichai, says its workers can ‘report concerns to the government without any fear of repercussion’. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Google Google’s confidentiality rules discourage whistleblowers, US labor official […]