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Ex-Morgan Stanley diversity officer says bank slashed her budget by 71%

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FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of Morgan Stanley is seen in New York January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lawyer representing a former Morgan Stanley (MS.N) diversity officer who is suing the bank over racial discrimination said on Wednesday the bank cut her client’s budget for promoting......
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PepsiCo to drop Aunt Jemima name, criticized for racist history; Uncle Ben’s under review

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(Reuters) – PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) will change the name and brand image of its Aunt Jemima pancake mix and syrup, it said on Wednesday, dropping a mascot that has been criticized for a racist history. Bottles of Aunt Jemima branded syrup stand on a store shelf inside of a shop......
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Two former Pinterest policy employees say they faced racism at work

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FILE PHOTO: A guest hold up a phone during the Pinterest Inc. IPO on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (Reuters) – Two former Pinterest employees who left the image-sharing company in late May publicly alleged in tweets......
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U.S. lawmakers ask Zoom to clarify China ties after it suspends accounts

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Three U.S. lawmakers asked Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) to clarify its data-collection practices and relationship with the Chinese government after the firm said it had suspended user accounts to meet demands from Beijing. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Zoom logo is placed between small toy people......
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Google’s new rules clamp down on discriminatory housing, job ads

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Thursday it was tackling unlawful discrimination by barring housing, employment and credit ads from being targeted to its users based on their postal code,......
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Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech for a year

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(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, halting a business it long defended as many protested law enforcement brutality against people of color. The decision culminates a two-year battle between Amazon and civil liberties activists,......
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Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition tech for a year

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, reversing its long-time support of selling the......
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Facebook’s Zuckerberg promises a review of content policies after backlash

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FILE PHOTO: Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies at a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 23, 2019. REUTERS/Erin Scott (Reuters) – Facebook (FB.O) CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Friday said he would consider changes to the policy that led the company to leave......
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Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking ‘private’ internet use

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(Reuters) – Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by pervasively tracking their internet use through browsers set in “private” mode. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration......
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Google is sued in U.S. for tracking users’ ‘private’ internet browsing

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FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Google logo is seen in this illustration taken April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo (Reuters) – Google was sued on Tuesday in a proposed class action accusing the internet search company of illegally invading the privacy of millions of users by tracking their internet use......
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Tech advocacy group’s lawsuit says Trump’s order on social media is unconstitutional

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An......
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Center for Democracy and Technology files lawsuit against Trump’s executive order on social media

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a statement on the ongoing protests over racial inequality in the wake of the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The......
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Exclusive: Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Video conferencing provider Zoom (ZM.O) plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Small toy figures are seen in front of......
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U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children’s privacy

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FILE PHOTO: A TikTok logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting......
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Lyft violates Washington DC sick day law during pandemic, lawsuit claims

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lyft Inc was sued on Friday by a former driver who accused the ride-sharing company of failing to provide required paid sick leave to drivers in Washington, D.C., a policy she said could fuel the spread of the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: The Lyft logo is seen......
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Trump move could scrap or weaken law that protects social media companies

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump said he will introduce legislation that may scrap or weaken a law that has protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, in an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media. Trump signed an executive order on Thursday afternoon after attacking Twitter for tagging his......
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Trump set to order review of law that protects social media companies

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny. News of the proposed executive order came......
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Trump executive order takes aim at social media firms: draft

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected internet companies, including Twitter and Facebook, an extraordinary attempt to intervene in the media that experts said was unlikely to survive legal scrutiny. News of the proposed executive order came......
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Trump’s executive order targets political bias at Twitter and Facebook: draft

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to order a review of a law that has long protected Twitter, Facebook and Alphabet’s Google from being responsible for the material posted by their users, according to a draft executive order and a source familiar with the situation. News of......
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Dozens of Chinese companies added to U.S. blacklist in latest Beijing rebuke

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would add 33 Chinese firms and institutions to an economic blacklist for helping Beijing spy on its minority Uighur population or because of ties to weapons of mass destruction and China’s military. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are......

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