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21 November 2019

Facebook & Google’s surveillance poses unprecedented danger to human rights says Amnesty International; the companies dispute the findings

Author: Amnesty International

"Surveillance giants: How the business model of Google and Facebook threatens human rights," 21 Nov 2019...

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19 November 2019

Madagascar: Investigation finds children as young as four mining mica for electronics and automotive industries

Author: Lisa Cavazuti, Christine Romo, Cynthia McFadden & Rich Schapiro, NBC News

"'Zone Rouge': An army of children toils in African mines", 18 November 2019...

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19 November 2019

USA: Rev makes changes to pay structure that lowers minimum pay for freelance transcribers

Author: Pavithra Mohan, Fast Company

"How yet another gig company is changing rates and hurting workers", 13 November 2019...

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18 November 2019

Adidas explains 'robot' manufacturing shift from Germany & United States to Asia as 'more economic & flexible'

Author: Reuters, New York Post

"American robots lose jobs to Asian robots as Adidas shifts manufacturing ", 11 November 2019...

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15 November 2019

Google suspends controversial project that scans face of homeless people & students

Author: Allan Adamson, Tech Times

Google employed questionable and misleading methods for the project, dispatching teams to target homeless people, along with students on college campuses around the country... A third party employment firm called Randstad allegedly paid the workers,...

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15 November 2019

Randstad allegedly instructs workers to target people of color & use deceptive tactics for Google facial recognition study

Author: Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian

"Google reportedly targeted people with 'dark skin' to improve facial recognition", 03 October, 2019...

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15 November 2019

USA: New Jersey Labour Department states Uber must pay $650million in unpaid taxes

Author: Chris Opfer, Bloomberg

"Uber Hit With $650 Million Employment Tax Bill in New Jersey (3)", 14 November 2019...

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13 November 2019

India: Contractual workers strike at Honda plant after workers sent on 'indefinite leave'

In November 2019, approximately 2,000 workers at a Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI) plant in Manesar went on strike, after nearly 300 contractual workers were asked to go on indefinite leave. Workers said the company had drawn a list of 650 w...

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11 November 2019

USA: Instacart workers strike over changes to tipping policy; Includes company comments

In November 2019, several thousand Instacart workers went on a 72-hour strike, demanding that the company change the default tip function on its app....

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8 November 2019

Saudi Arabia: Human Rights Watch highlights role of surveillance technology in govt. violations of activists' human rights

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, 'The High Cost of Change’: Repression Under Saudi Crown Prince Tarnishes Reforms’, reveals an increasingly repressive environment in Saudi Arabia, despite promises of reform. HRW documented a proliferation of human...

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