The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans



a man wearing a suit and tie: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP

  • The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers with temporary work visas instead of hiring US residents.
  • The lawsuit alleges that Facebook did not adequately advertise the positions before hiring foreign workers.
  • Trump administration officials have said they would stop foreign workers from taking jobs away from Americans.
  • The government blocked foreign H-1B holders from entering the country in June and proposed restrictions on H-1B visas in October.
  • Tech companies like Facebook largely hire skilled foreign workers and have pushed back on Trump’s H-1B restrictions as being harmful to the US economy.
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The Department of Justice is suing Facebook, accusing the tech company

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The US labor board accused Google of illegally spying on employee activists, firing them, and blocking workers from organizing



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  • The National Labor Relations Board on Wednesday filed a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown of worker activism last year.
  • The complaint said Google unlawfully terminated two employees involved in worker activism.
  • It also accused Google of violating US labor laws by monitoring and interrogating workers involved in the protests.
  • Five employees were fired late last year for their involvement in protests at the company. Two of those employees are mentioned in the complaint.
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The National Labor Relations Board (NRLB) on Wednesday issued a complaint accusing Google of violating several labor laws during a crackdown on worker activism last year.

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YouTuber Gabi DeMartino Accused of Selling ‘Child Porn’ Video of Herself on OnlyFans for $3

On Tuesday , subscribers of Gabi DeMartino’s OnlyFans page received a strange message. They were sent a 35-second video clip that they were asked to pay $3 to unlock, accompanied by a message reading, “won’t put my panties on.” When users paid the fee, they were reportedly presented with footage of the YouTuber as a young child in the nude.

One of the first people to call attention to DeMartino’s activity was Petty Paige, a fellow YouTube influencer who streamed a live video to her 164K followers blasting DeMartino for attempting to sell what she saw as child pornography to unsuspecting fans on the platform. Another YouTuber, Spill Sesh, took to Twitter to demand answers from DeMartino. “One of my followers messaged me saying they were a member of Gabi’s OF page and had paid for the video and was completely disturbed by what they had received,” Spill Sesh

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Facebook and Twitter accused of censorship of conservatives in hearing

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How about Ted Cruz slams Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over censorship at Senate hearing

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Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg appeared via video stream in the one place on the planet where they can’t seem to please any of the people any of the time: Capitol Hill.

Republicans accused Facebook and Twitter of meddling in the election to harm President Donald Trump by censoring conservatives with warnings on GOP tweets about mail-in balloting. 

Democrats criticized the companies for failing to rein in Trump’s efforts to delegitimize the election and took aim at their GOP colleagues for putting on a “political sideshow” to browbeat two of the nation’s leading technology CEOs.

The bipartisan grilling from lawmakers before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday – the second appearance from Zuckerberg and Dorsey in less than three weeks – reflected growing ire about “Big Tech” and all but guaranteed that legislation

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Before signing, Antonio Brown accused of destroying property

Antonio Brown, the superstar wide receiver who recently returned to the NFL after a slew of off-the-field troubles, was accused last month of angrily destroying a surveillance camera at the gated community in Hollywood where he lives and throwing his bicycle at a security-guard shack, according to a police report obtained by the Herald.

Hollywood police determined it had probable cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief for the Oct. 15 incident, the report said. But the homeowners association president declined to press charges, according to the report, police saying she feared Brown “may retaliate against her employees.”

The incident, which had not previously been made public, was only the latest for Brown, who was signed by Tampa Bay less than two weeks after the fracas at the luxury Hollywood Oaks development. The Hollywood police department “exceptionally cleared” the case on Nov. 5, according to the report.

Sylvia Berman,

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Uber Eats Accused Of Racial Bias Over Policy Allowing Free Delivery For Black-Owned Restaurants

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  • Uber Eats received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy
  • Proud to support black-owned businesses with this initiative: Uber
  • Small or mid-sized, independent Black-owned restaurants qualify for Uber’s scheme

Restaurant owners are accusing Uber Eats of discrimination after the company waived delivery fees for some restaurants owned by Black people, TechCrunch reported.

Uber Eats has received more than 8,500 demands for arbitration over the policy from owners of other restaurants,  who are accusing the company of replacing a just system with one that is a racially biased one. One of the complaints, according to the report, accuses Uber Eats of violating the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law in California that protects businesses from discrimination on the basis of factors that include race.

After the killing of George Floyd in May, the company, in a bid to support the community, waived delivery fees from independent Black-owned

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Ex-Uber exec accused of stealing company secrets in California lawsuit

  • A former senior Uber exec faces allegations he stole confidential information while serving on the board of a Californian logistics firm, before going on to launch his own freight business.
  • In a lawsuit filed on Tuesday in California, Vanguard Logistics Services USA claims Fraser Robinson performed a ‘charade’ as a consultant and advisor while setting up his own firm. 
  • Robinson’s startup Beacon has been backed by tech titans like Eric Schmidt and Jeff Bezos. 
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A former Uber executive faces allegations in a fresh lawsuit that he stole company secrets from a Californian logistics firm before launching his own startup. 

Earlier in 2020, Fraser Robinson announced he had raised $15 million in Series A funding for his logistics startup Beacon, after being backed by household names like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. Robinson was formerly head of business for EMEA at Uber.

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Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs accused of bias against Trump

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The CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google are facing a grilling by GOP senators making unfounded allegations that the tech giants show anti-conservative bias. Their focus includes Section 230, a law relating to unfettered internet speech. (Oct. 28)

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Senate Republicans on Wednesday accused leaders of the nation’s top internet companies of politically motivated bias and suppression, and warned them during hearings of upcoming challenges to decades-old legal protections that shield them from liability for what users post on their platforms.

“The time has come for that free pass to end,” Sen. Roger Wicker, chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said in his opening remarks.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and Google’s Sundar Pichai defended their companies against blistering criticism from Republican lawmakers over the moderation of conservatives’ posts including President Trump before the Senate Commerce Committee. Republicans presented no evidence of systematic bias

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Former Uber Exec Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets For Bezos-Backed Startup

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 In another high-profile case of Silicon Valley corporate espionage, a former Uber executive on Wednesday was accused of stealing trade secrets from a California logistics company to launch Beacon, a British logistics startup that raised money from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.

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Fraser Robinson, who was in charge of Uber’s business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2014 to 2018, allegedly stole confidential information from California-based Vanguard Logistics Services, according to the lawsuit. 

Vanguard is owned by the Mansour family, whose investment firm is helmed by Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Mansour.

The lawsuit alleges Robinson schemed his way onto Vanguard’s board for the sole purpose of stealing trade secrets to launch his own company with another former Uber employee, Dmitri Izmailov.

Beacon, a digital freight forwarding platform,

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Big tech accused of avoiding $2.8bn in tax to poorest countries

Big US technology companies are exploiting loopholes in global tax rules to avoid paying as much as $2.8bn (£2.1bn) tax a year in developing countries, according to research by the anti-poverty charity ActionAid International.



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Facebook, Google and Microsoft have been accused of failing to pay a fair amount of taxes in poor countries where governments are struggling to provide even basic healthcare or education to their citizens.

ActionAid International said its research showed the income lost from the “tax gap” could have been used to pay for more than 700,000 new teachers or 850,000 primary school teachers.

There is no suggestion that the tech firms are breaking the rules or actively evading tax. ActionAid said the potential taxes are being lost due to world leaders’ failure to implement global standards on tax that would force multinational companies to pay more tax in

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