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Mozilla lays off 70 employees to prepare for tough years ahead – Ghacks Technology News

Mozilla lays off 70 employees to prepare for tough years ahead – Ghacks Technology...

A Techcrunch report suggests that Mozilla laid off at least 70 employees to better prepare for the challenges that it is facing in the coming years. Mozilla, which is bests known for its Firefox web browser, depends to a very large degree on a deal with Google. Google pays Mozilla more than 90% of its…
Male tech employees are having facelifts (because they’re over 35) – ZDNet

Male tech employees are having facelifts (because they’re over 35) – ZDNet

He's over 35. Should we wonder if he's had work? I've been sitting here wondering whether Elon Musk has had work. Please, it's nothing personal. Well, not too personal. It did, though, lead me to muse whether Mark Zuckerberg would soon have work.You see, I've been bathing in my own tears after reading the stories…
Boeing employees’ frightening internal messages released in 737 Max investigation

Boeing employees’ frightening internal messages released in 737 Max investigation

Boeing employees discussed the problems with the 737 Max in chats and emails that the company characterized as “completely unacceptable” in a statement released today. “Would you put your family on a Max simulator trained aircraft? I wouldn’t,” one employee said to another in one chat in February 2018, according to documents obtained by The…
Boeing Employees Mocked FAA In Internal Messages Before 737 Max Disasters

Boeing Employees Mocked FAA In Internal Messages Before 737 Max Disasters

Grounded Boeing 737 Max airplanes crowd a parking area in Seattle in June. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption toggle caption Elaine Thompson/AP Grounded Boeing 737 Max airplanes crowd a parking area in Seattle in June. Elaine Thompson/AP Updated at 9:58 p.m. ET The latest documents Boeing has released related to the design and certification of the…
Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos

Ring Fired Employees for Watching Customer Videos

Amazon-owned home security camera company Ring has fired employees for improperly accessing Ring users' video data, according to a letter the company wrote to Senators and obtained by Motherboard. The news highlights a risk across many different tech companies: employees may abuse access granted as part of their jobs to look at customer data or…
Amazon employees who spoke out about climate change could be fired

Amazon employees who spoke out about climate change could be fired

At least two Amazon employees pushing for the company to take stronger action on climate change received notices from their employer warning that they could be fired for speaking to the press. The workers are part of the group Amazon Employees for Climate Justice, which published a letter last April calling on the e-commerce giant…
Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism

Amazon employees say they were threatened for climate change criticism

In October, the employees, Maren Costa and Jamie Kowalski, told The Washington Post that Amazon contributes to climate change by supporting oil- and gas-company exploration with its cloud computing business. Both employees say they were subsequently called into meetings with human resources, where they were accused of violating the company's external communications policy. Costa says…
Employees warned North that its Focals AR glasses were overpriced and too male-focused – The Verge

Employees warned North that its Focals AR glasses were overpriced and too male-focused –...

Employees at North, the company behind the augmented reality Focals glasses, warned their CEO that the glasses weren’t ready to ship two months before the January 2019 launch. In an eight-page letter obtained by The Logic, employees portrayed the company as focused on rushing the glasses out the door while sacrificing functionality and general appeal.…
Former Away employees describe a toxic work environment at the luggage company

Former Away employees describe a toxic work environment at the luggage company

Avery felt out of place at Away. Like many of the executives at the popular direct-to-consumer luggage brand, she’d gone to an Ivy League college, worked at a popular startup, and honed an intense work ethic that set her apart from the pack. But the higher-ups, who were almost all white and straight, still never…
Google employees protest the company’s “attempt to silence workers”

Google employees protest the company’s “attempt to silence workers”

A group of roughly 200 Google employees and other protesters rallied outside of the search giant’s offices in San Francisco on Friday, demanding the company reinstate two colleagues who they say were unjustly punished for workplace organizing at the company — calling it an attack on accountability and transparency in tech. Google has said the…

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Apple, Facebook Make Rare Appearances at CES 2020 to Brag About...

Facebook’s chief privacy officer Erin Egan (L) and Apple’s senior director of global privacy Jane Horvath participate in a privacy roundtable at CES 2020. David Becker/Getty Images For years, Apple and Facebook have intentionally chosen to be absent from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the world’s largest tech trade show, to avoid being buried among…

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