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Google workers support proposed U.S. laws to curb mandatory arbitration

Google workers support proposed U.S. laws to curb mandatory arbitration

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Six Google employees on Thursday joined U.S. lawmakers to support bills that would ban mandatory arbitration in employment and consumer contracts, as the workers seek to build on recent success in getting the Alphabet Inc company to drop some arbitration provisions. Mandatory arbitration, which prevents people from taking disputes to court, [...]

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YouTube disables comments on videos featuring minors

YouTube disables comments on videos featuring minors

(Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s YouTube said on Thursday it had disabled comments on videos featuring minors, a week after a magazine reported the platform displayed ads next to videos that showed exploitation of children. “Over the past week, we disabled comments from tens of millions of videos that could be subject to predatory behavior,” YouTube [...]

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Uber, Lyft to offer some drivers shares in stock market listing

Uber, Lyft to offer some drivers shares in stock market listing

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft plan to offer cash bonuses to some of their most active drivers with the option to purchase shares in the ride-hailing firms’ highly anticipated Wall Street debuts, a bold effort to improve driver relations as the companies transition to the public markets. Both programs will offer drivers who [...]

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