Uber board member cracks ‘inappropriate’ joke about women at company event on sexual harassment – The Washington Post

Uber board member David Bonderman. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Billionaire businessman David Bonderman, a member of Uber’s board, apologized Tuesday for making what he called an “inappropriate” comment about women at a company-wide meeting that was aimed at addressing the harassment of women and other unprofessional conduct within the company. At the event, Bonderman made a joke […]

Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation | Technology | The Guardian

Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. The terminations were announced at a company-wide meeting on Tuesday, details of which were first leaked to and reported by the New York Times and Bloomberg News. Uber confirmed the departures to the Guardian. The identities of […]

Uber executive fired amid reports he obtained rape victim’s medical records | Technology | The Guardian

A top Uber executive who reportedly obtained the medical records of a woman who was raped by her Uber driver was only fired after journalists learned of the incident, it emerged on Wednesday. According to reports on the tech website Recode and in the New York Times, Eric Alexander, the president of business for Uber […]

Sex, naps and meditation: men caught misusing workplace breastfeeding rooms | Life and style | The Guardian

There was a “lactation/quiet room” sign on the door and the room had been reserved for that purpose on the company calendar. So Hannah was surprised when she walked in to discover a male co-worker using the lactation room for a phone call. “I had to stand there with my sore, full boobs and explain […]

Germany to force Facebook, Twitter to delete hate speech | Germany | DW.COM | 14.03.2017

  The German government has announced new plans to force social media sites to delete hate speech and fake news. Justice Minister Heiko Maas said Facebook and Twitter had failed to regulate themselves. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has revealed details of a new plan to curb hate speech and fake news on social media […]

PewDiePie Show Canceled by Google’s YouTube – WSJ

YouTube canceled its top star’s show on Tuesday over his anti-Semitic jokes, complicating its efforts to court television advertisers while also retaining its edgy video stars. YouTube, a unit of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, distanced itself from its most popular creator—27-year-old Felix Kjellberg, who goes by PewDiePie—after The Wall Street Journal reported he made anti-Semitic jokes or showed Nazi imagery in […]