YouTube's apparent policy is especially surprising because the search giant has long had an adversarial relationship with the communist regime. YouTube has been officially blocked in China since 2009. Google has refused to comply with China's censorship requirements for search engines, which has locked Google out of the Chinese search market. Plans to re-enter the market with a censored search engine were scuttled last year after protests from Google employees, American elected officials, and human rights advocates. … [Read more...] about YouTube auto-deletes comments with phrases critical of Chinese government [Updated]
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Ars spoke with six Instacart shoppers who said that they have routinely been made to pick up several heavy items, such as cases of bottled water, soda, or ice. Those items, of course, not only have to be loaded into a shopping cart, and then into a car, but they must be also hand-carried to someone’s door—sometimes up flights of stairs. Shoppers are still paid a $0.40 per-item fee even if someone orders one, five, or 10 cases of bottled water. … [Read more...] about Some Instacart workers to strike over pay that can be as low as $1 per hour
"Government lockdowns due to COVID-19 forced businesses and schools to enable millions of people to work from home and increase spending on new notebooks, Chromebooks and tablets for those workers," says Ranjit Atwal, senior research director at Gartner. "Education and government establishments also increased spending on those devices to facilitate e-learning." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus continues to impact tech industry, worldwide device shipments to plummet 14%
And Congress can also issue and enforce subpoenas. But often, political tug-of-wars play a more important role than subpoenas do in appearances before Congress, Howell said. For example, Congress requested but did not subpoena Condoleezza Rice to appear to answer questions about the Iraq War. She went, but negotiations took place over what she would talk about and how long she would be there. … [Read more...] about Can the President Summon Anyone He Wants?