CNBC: Google employees to launch social media campaign on sexual harassment policies after previous protests brought ‘no meaningful gains for worker equity’

CNBC: Google employees to launch social media campaign on sexual harassment policies after previous protests brought ‘no meaningful gains for worker equity’. “Google employees, who walked out of offices around the world in November in protest of sexual harassment policies, are extending their critiques to the rest of the industry. The organizers are launching a social media campaign Tuesday to educate the public and protest the issue of forced arbitration by tech companies.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Google board sued for hushing up misconduct claims about ‘father of Android’

Sydney Morning Herald: Google board sued for hushing up misconduct claims about ‘father of Android’. “Alphabet Inc.’s board of directors was sued by a shareholder for ‘quietly’ approving a $US90 million ($125 million) exit payment to the father of Android, Andy Rubin, and protecting other executives accused of sexual harassment.”

New York Times: Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail

New York Times: Sending Lewd Nudes to Strangers Could Mean a Year in Jail. “Rebecca Odorisio was traveling home on a crowded A train on Tuesday when a photo suddenly appeared on her phone from someone identifying himself as ‘The Enterprise.’ It was a picture of an erect penis, sent to her over AirDrop, an iPhone feature that allows users to send photos and documents to anyone within 30 feet who has left that feature open. Disgusted, she quickly rejected it.”

The Guardian: Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests

The Guardian: Google pledges to overhaul its sexual harassment policy after global protests. “In an email to staff on Thursday, [Sundar] Pichai said Google would end forced arbitration for sexual misconduct claims, revamp its investigations process, share data on harassment claims and outcomes, and provide new support systems for people who come forward. The announcement is a notable achievement for employees who organized roughly 20,000 workers to walk out of the corporation’s offices across 50 cities last week.”

Sydney Morning Herald: Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

Sydney Morning Herald: Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women. “Thousands of Google workers around the world walked off the job on Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. The walkout comes a week after the New York Times revealed that Google had suppressed allegations of sexual misconduct against several of its executives, including Andy Rubin, the creator of the company’s Android software.”

BuzzFeed News: Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser

BuzzFeed News: Google Engineers Are Organizing A Walkout To Protest The Company’s Protection Of An Alleged Sexual Harasser. “A group of more than 200 engineers at Google are organizing a companywide ‘women’s walk’ walkout for later this week to protest recent revelations about the search giant’s protection of employees that had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct, according to four people familiar with the situation inside Google.”