Tag Archive: Employees


Riot Games employees may walk out today in protest over forced arbitration

This will be one of the first major studio walkouts in the games industry.

Riot Games has found itself in hot water lately over harassment and sexism concerns within the studio, and now it looks like employees are preparing to walk out today in protest over Riot’s forced arbitration policies, which prevents employees from filing lawsuits against the developer.

Speaking with Kotaku, one current Riot employee hopes that this walkout will force leadership to listen to their  [Read More…]

Google is requiring that its contracted employees receive full benefits

After years of rallying by employees surrounding the company’s reduced pay and benefits for temporary workers, Google will soon be requiring that the contracting companies it works with offer employees many of the same benefits given to full-time Google staff. This is especially good news when you consider that a whopping 54 percent of Google’s employees are part-time or contracted — that’s about 122,000 workers.

An internal memo acquired by The Hill states that Google is requiring contracting  [Read More…]

Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees

How does this keep happening?

Per a report from Krebs on Security on March 21, Facebook has — yet again — found a way to mishandle its users’ data. This time around, it appears that Facebook incorrectly stored user passwords and made them exposed to thousands of employees.

Facebook is probing a series of security failures in which employees built applications that logged unencrypted password data for Facebook users and stored it in plain text on internal  [Read More…]

The Lenovo 14e Chromebook Enterprise is a cheap laptop for clumsy employees

Lenovo’s offering up a steal on this 14-inch Chromebook with ruggedly durable refinement, all the usual ports, and 10 hours of battery life.

Chromebooks are getting better and better every time we turn around, and while most of Lenovo’s MWC even was devoted to ThinkPads running Windows 10, they still found the room for an appetizing enterprise-and-education-geared Chromebook that’s going to be making a lot of Office Procurement managers sit up and salivate next month.

Meet the  [Read More…]

Ring employees may have been spying on your security cameras and doorbells

Customer video feeds could be brought up with just an email address.

A lot of smart home products have popped up over the last few years, one of the most popular being smart security cameras and video doorbells. Amazon-owned Ring has been one of the top players in these niches for a few years, but if you’ve purchased any of the company’s products in the past, you may want to consider unplugging them and getting something else.

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Demotions, pay cuts for Huawei employees that dared to tweet via iPhone

It’s all fun and games until someone loses a paycheck.

For as long as there have been social media accounts for Android brands, there have been users that seek out the most egregious of social media SNAFUs: using an iPhone. Users have skimmed the metadata on pictures looking for hints of an iPhone lens and zoomed in on brand ambassadors seen with iPhones in the wild. On Twitter, this game is ridiculously easy, as Twitter slaps “Posted via Twitter  [Read More…]

Employees walk out of Google offices around the world in protest

Even as Google claims to have made changes, hundreds and hundreds of Googlers walked out asking for more.

It’s a cold morning outside most Google offices today, but that did not stop hundreds from walking out to protest the way Google has handled sexual misconduct in the past — and the way they’re still being handled today. A New York Times article recently reported on Google’s cover-up of sexual misconduct accusations against Andy Rubin the company found “credible”, as  [Read More…]

Essential reportedly cut around 30% of its employees

It’s no secret that Essential’s been faced with rough waters for the past few months, but things appear to be worse than some might have expected. According to a report from Bloomberg, the Andy Rubin startup has now let go about 30% of its entire workforce.

Essential’s hardware and sales teams were the main focus of these cuts, and in an email, a spokeswoman for Essential said the following:

This has been a difficult decision to make. We  [Read More…]

Samsung opening new ‘Connected Customer Care Center’ in South Carolina with 400 employees

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The goal is improved customer support, but this will also generate hundreds of new jobs in Greenville.

Samsung is making it clear that the company values U.S.-based customer service by opening another massive customer service center in South Carolina. The new “Connected Customer Care Center” will open with 200 employees by the end of 2018, and will expand to 400 in total by 2020. The new center will bolster the already-large presence  [Read More…]

Six Fitbit employees have been charged with stealing Jawbone trade secrets

Jawbone initially sued Fitbit over the stolen data in 2015.

Fitbit, one of the world’s largest fitness-tracking/wearable companies, has found itself in hot water over a dispute that first reared its head in 2015. On June 14, six current and former employees from the company were charged with stealing trade secrets from Jawbone and giving them to Fitbit.

The six employees in question previously worked at Jawbone before moving to Fitbit, and while doing so, reportedly took  [Read More…]