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Opinion | Apple and Google are showing Putin just how much he can get away with

The jailed opposition figure Alexei Navalny has been laboring for years to help citizens in specific jurisdictions unite their protest votes in favor of the candidate most likely to snag a seat from President Vladimir Putin’s party. The “Smart Voting” tool, supported by a smartphone app called “Navalny,” released its recommendations last week — but the government banned the project in June and labeled its organizers “extremists.” This label has been the justification for… Source link

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Opinion | Facebook, Google and Twitter are the new 'oligarchy of speech' – The Washington Post

As the price of something precious, the dissemination of speech, declines steeply, society is facing some disquieting consequences of the cheap speech that the Internet enables. Among the anomalous responses are conservatives demanding new government regulations of privately owned but liberal-leaning businesses (Facebook, Google, Twitter). And liberals, who excoriated the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that corporations and unions have a constitutional right to fund speech about… Source link

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Opinion | Apple and Google must not be complicit in silencing Alexei Navalny – The Washington Post

When confronted with demands from governments overseas, tech titans Apple and Google often respond that their policy is to obey local laws. Now, the Russian Internet censor has threatened them with fines and legal action if they refuse to eliminate from their app stores a “smart voting” app used by followers of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in advance of parliamentary elections this month. Apple and Google should show some spine and refuse. Last year, Russian security officers tried to… Source link

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Opinion | From Google, on Its Advertising Tech Business

To the Editor: “Google Dominates a Hidden Market With No Rules,” by Dina Srinivasan (Opinion guest essay, June 25), makes claims about our advertising technology business that we strongly disagree with. Independent reports show that the fees we charge our partners are lower than the industry average. In fact, the 100 largest news publishers — many of which have in-house sales teams that perform many of the functions provided by Google’s ad sales, exchange and brokerage operations —… Source link

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Opinion | After Working at Google, I’ll Never Let Myself Love a Job Again

Fortunately, I still had a job when I got back. If anything, I was more eager than ever to excel, to make up for lost time. I was able to earn a very high performance rating — my second in a row. But it seemed clear I would not be a candidate for promotion. After my leave, the manager I loved started treating me as fragile. He tried to analyze me, suggesting that I drank too much caffeine, didn’t sleep enough or needed more cardiovascular exercise. Speaking out irreparably damaged one of… Source link

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Opinion | The Rising Union Movement at Amazon, Google and Twitter

These criticisms are understandable. The decades-long decline of the labor movement has left it so weak that many Americans know little about its history. In fact, workers have often organized not only to improve their wages, but also to gain more control over their work — especially when it had an outsize effect on the world. In the 1970s, employees at Polaroid and IBM, two major tech firms of their day, protested their companies’ business with South Africa’s government while it… Source link

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Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

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DEAN RIDINGS: Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

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Anti-competitive Google | Opinion | bradfordera.com

Google has once again fallen under the microscope of the government. Attorneys general from 38 states, including Pennsylvania, have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging anti-competitive practices. It’s the third lawsuit filed against Google since October. Facebook is also facing a pair of lawsuits alleging the company has become a monopoly. Apple… Source link

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