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Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen tells lawmakers that meaningful reform is necessary ‘for our common good’

John Tye, one of Haugen’s attorneys, noted to CBS that the SEC can shield whistleblowers from retaliation by former employers. According to the SEC, those protections largely mean a company “may not discharge, demote, suspend, harass, or in any way discriminate” against an employee who reports conduct they “reasonably believed violated the federal securities laws.”

Marvell expands 5nm data infrastructure platform to meet 5G demands

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Data infrastructure technology solutions from the Santa Clara, California-based company Marvell have already become an industry benchmark. Now the company has expanded its 5nm data infrastructure portfolio with a line of high-performance Prestera carrier switches and its OCTEON 10 data …

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Creating a better human experience at work starts with trust

What if managers and leaders at companies focused on a new goal: to elevate the human experience? This paradigm shift is something Amelia Dunlop, chief experience officer at Deloitte Digital, advocates for. She and her team have worked hard to measure the amount of humanity in the workplace—a measurement that often depends on how much …

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Jury orders Tesla to pay more than $130 million in discrimination suit, which alleged racist epithets and hostile environment at factory

Plaintiff Owen Diaz, an elevator operator who worked for the company between June 2015 and May 2016, sued alleging a hostile work environment and racial harassment, including that “daily racist epithets” such as the n-word were used in the factory, where his son Demetric also worked. The initial suit by Diaz, who is Black, alleged …

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Digital supply chain provider Beacon raises $50M

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Beacon, a U.K.-based digital supply chain and freight platform maker, revealed on October 4 that it has raised $50 million in a series B funding round, led by Northstar.vc. Beacon’s software is designed to optimize digital supply …

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Former Facebook employee Frances Haugen revealed as ‘whistleblower’ behind leaked documents that plunged the company into scandal

A veteran of tech companies including Pinterest, Yelp and Google, Haugen, 37, left Facebook in May after developing serious reservations about the company’s policies, particularly surrounding the events of Jan. 6. Before the 2020 election, Haugen said, Facebook implemented measures to prevent the spread of misinformation, but the company decided to dissolve many of these …

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What we can learn from China’s proposed AI regulations

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! In late August, China’s internet watchdog, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), released draft guidelines that seek to regulate the use of algorithmic recommender systems by internet information services. The guidelines are thus far the most comprehensive effort by any …

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Gilles Langourieux interview — How Virtuos grew with gaming and deals with labor shortages and crunch

Virtuos recently raised $150 million from private equity firm Baring Private Equity Asia, a new kind of investor coming into the growing game industry. Such investors haven’t put a lot of money into games in the past, but the pandemic highlighted the opportunity as games grew 23% in revenues in 2020 while many other industries …

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Konami reportedly returning to its most popular (and neglected) games

Join gaming leaders online at GamesBeat Summit Next this upcoming November 9-10. Learn more about what comes next.  Konami is reportedly interested in reviving popular video game franchises it allowed to fall dormant, including Castlevania and Metal Gear Solid. Konami’s business has overall taken a dip in the last few years — according to financial …

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‘Eastward’ is a love letter to classic RPGs without a clear, coherent story

Later, when John and Sam reach the farming village of Greenberg, they run into Uva, a beloved resident whom the rest of the villagers quickly brand as a single woman in need of a romantic partner. In a matter of in-game minutes, Uva has decided she’s fallen madly in love with John. But why? There’s …

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