The Invisible Workers Who Train Google's Algorithm Fought for $15/Hr and Won
After delivering a union petition with over 1,000 signatures, the company's subcontractors will now earn Alphabet's minimum standard wage.
YouTube Contract Workers Are Going on Strike
Over 40 YouTube Music contract workers are protesting a return-to-office policy they say is unfair to remote workers.
Workers Who Train Google's Search Algorithm Finally Got a Raise Thanks to Union Action
Thousands of contractors who work for RaterLabs and power Google search's AI behind the scenes will now receive $14-$14.50 an hour.
DeepMind Says It Had Nothing to Do With Research Paper Saying AI Could End Humanity
A DeepMind researcher co-authored a paper painting a dark future for humanity and AI, and the company wasn't pleased.
Google Fiber Workers Vote to Unionize in Historic Election
“We’re really hoping that we're the first in a line of dominos."
Google’s Attack on DOJ Antitrust Chief Is ‘Far-Fetched,’ Advocacy Group Argues
Google’s allegation that Jonathan Kanter can’t be impartial is at odds with its silence on staff with Google connections in the administration.
This Poet Never Went to School, so She Invented Her Own Alphabet to Write Poetry
Zareefa Jan has created a “language of circles” to help her document her poems. Only she can decode them.
Google Has 'Shattered' Its Pipeline To Black Talent
Black women say the tech company has badly damaged its reputation after two recent firings.
The Government Is Suing Google for 'Illegal' Anticompetitive Conduct
The lawsuit is the most significant antitrust action against a tech company in decades, and the DoJ says it is still investigating other companies.
Apple Lost the Most Money In History In One Day, Still Worth $2 Trillion
Companies can lose hundreds of billions and still be worth more than entire countries or continents.
Tech Companies Report Huge Profits as 40 Million Americans Face Evictions
A day after a congressional antitrust hearing, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Facebook reported a combined $28.6 billion in profit this quarter.
Andrew Yang's Data Dividend Isn't Radical, It's Useless
Yang's Data Dividend Project aims to put a little money in Americans' pockets in exchange for their data, but experts say it will likely be ineffectual and entrench existing power dynamics.