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Uber Drivers Win Unemployment Eligibility in New York

The New York State labor review board has found that three Uber drivers and “other similarly situated drivers” qualify as employees for the purposes of applying for unemployment. The ruling, which the New York Taxi Workers Alliance hailed as a “historic victory,” came down last Friday and was first reported yesterday…

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Trump’s FDA, Sticking to Pressing Issues, Takes Aim Nut Milks

Scott Gottlieb is the current head of the FDA, and as of today, his most notable contribution to the agency is the following phrase, spoken at the Politico Pro Summit on Tuesday: “An almond doesn’t lactate, I will confess.”

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Amazon’s Contract Delivery Drivers Are Also Getting Hit With Outages

Amazon, as you may know, is experiencing some technical issues during Prime Day. It appears similar snags have crippled the platforms Amazon uses to coordinate its last-mile contractor workforce, known as Amazon Flex.

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Amazon.com Protests Prime Day

Deals! Deals! Deals! It’s the time of year when an even larger-than-average group of people choose to spend money on shit they don’t need to enrich the single richest man on the planet. Except this year, in addition to warehouse workers and consumers themselves, Amazon’s own website seems to be protesting the grueling…

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Amazon Workers in Europe Strike During Prime Day Crunch

Thousands of Amazon workers in Europe seeking better conditions and pay are engaged in a coordinated strike meant to coincide with Prime Day, the company’s invented shopping holiday.

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What Did You Get in Trouble for at Your School’s Computer Lab?

Left hand on A S D F? Good. Right hand on J K L and, for some reason, “;”? Congrats, you’re in home position! A thing basically every learned in their school’s computer lab and never used for the rest of their lives. Did you learn other things? Brag a little louder about going to private school why don’t you?

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No, ‘Shit-Post’ Does Not Appear in Mueller’s New Russia Indictment

As you know by now, Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team at the U.S. Justice Department issued an indictment against more Russian operatives believed to be involved in tampering with the 2016 election. The 29-page document names 12 such Russian military intelligence (GRU) operatives, details exploits involving…

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Bizarre Amazon Patent Application Suggests Jellyfish-Like Drones for Warehouses

Amazon is on a mission to mechanize as much of its supply chain as possible, and has—through publicly available documents—considered autonomous vehicles, drones that react to screaming, and flying warehouses. Among the strangest is a patent application which became public today, and it’s, uh, some sort of crane game…

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Microsoft Employees Up in Arms Over Cloud Contract With ICE

Tensions are high within Microsoft, as new scrutiny is given to a partnership between the company’s Azure Government cloud computing arm and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), according to several Microsoft employees who spoke to Gizmodo on the condition of anonymity. Two were considering leaving the…

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Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Reportedly Indicted on Wire Fraud

Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former key executives of blood-testing startup Theranos, have been indicted by a grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, The Washington Post reports.

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