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Wage activist hurt after being hit by a delivery truck on her 18th birthday

By Ewout Steenberg Jensen A young woman who was fired from her sales job at Amazon in the Netherlands due to her involvement in an Amazon employee agitation group was seriously injured and hospitalized...

Apple and Google removed Russia’s fitness app, but not for what you think

Apple and Google are facing a backlash in Europe over their removal of one of Russia’s biggest apps from the stores that both control in the region. The two companies removed the Pomeranov Stravat...

Native Americans sue Exxon over ‘human rights violations’ on their land

Native Americans are suing fracking and mining firms over land rights in a case that could determine the future of American energy Omaha tribe takes on oil giant over its claim to drilling rights...

App-based boarding passes are coming for you

A coalition of airport-based mobile application companies has come up with a solution that will make flying a breeze: Nonstop, seamless, high-tech swiping of your smartphone, right into a boarding pass. To begin with,...

Apple revamps iPhone and the Apple Watch to go head-to-head with Android phones

What’s on display today is an interesting dichotomy: little in the way of revolutionary new technology, but an emphasis on showing off hardware that will be on sale shortly. The 9.7in iPhone XS, which...

Young people don’t have time for toxic corporate cultures. If these things happen at your company, they can ruin your company.

"Amid allegations that employees claim were triggered by years of allegations that her leadership and her tone were creating a toxic culture, Xyratex's CEO Dr. Sehat Sutardja has decided to step down." In a...

Be like a ‘car in a bus’: UN urged to end reliance on autonomous robots

Special Rapporteur has asked UNSC to end dangerous use of AI "to justify unlawful wars, and military assaults against civilians in autonomous weapon systems and other technologies, including cyber security". Permanent representatives of the...

Why your Instagram will be messier soon

Story highlights Instagram added third-party verification in June 2018. But because many big brands and creators are afraid to publicize this partnership, third-party agents are stepping in to clean up the accounts they promote....

New footage emerges of a reporter being asked to spy on citizens

Drones brought to you by manufacturer Phantom Works A New York Times reporter, Farhoud Jabeen, and his son stopped off in Hong Kong for a cocktail and a few shibori chicken eggs. They’d just...

The best kids’ dancing games on TikTok

Name: TikTok How it works: So far the main feature of TikTok is that it encourages kids to upload videos and make memes. Differentiating factors: Under-10s can join, while under-16s can't. The star quality...

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