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Google employees harassed online after engineer's gender gap memo

Google employees harassed online after engineer's gender gap memo

Damore's views came after Google's Indian-born CEO Sundar Pichai addressed a coding event for girls on the sprawling campus at Mountain View, California, after the manifesto claimed that "the representation gap between men and women in software engineering persists because of biological differences between the two sexes". Google said he had crossed the line "by advancing harmful gender stereotypes" and many employees were upset about the views outlined in the memo.

Can we talk about the story of whether Google, a company entrusted with everyone else's personal secrets, should let its own employees' confidential data be thrown open to the scrutiny of a vengeful world in the course of trying to show that its workplace is not rife with discrimination? Recently, a startup investor Alex Rubalcava who spotted the ads on benches and bus stops near the company's office in Venice had this to say: "Someone is in Venice is not happy about Google's firing of that memo guy".

Someone with access to an employee-only version of Google Plus made screenshots of messages written by Google employees pledging to create blacklists of colleagues not supportive of the company's diversity measures.

French leader urges calm in North Korea crisis
Earlier this week, Trump said if North Korea made any more threats to the USA , it will be met with "fire and fury". Asked Friday if the USA was going to war, he said cryptically, "I think you know the answer to that".

Pichai said in an email to staff that several Google employees became fearful for their safety and grew concerned about being outed for speaking up at the town hall.

"Googlers are writing in, concerned about their safety and anxious they may be 'outed" publicly for asking a question in the town hall, ' he explained.

Quite surprisingly, Apple employees were split nearly evenly with 51 to 49 employees favouring Google's decision to fire Damore. Rather than pick up the thread of his objections to the gender diversity policies within Google, Damore focuses on the second main argument of his thesis, which dealt with Google's inflexibility on intellectual diversity. "Looking at who works for Google, it all makes sense now..." the caption read.

One Killed, 19 Injured After Car Plows Through Charlottesville Crowd During Protest
The far-right demonstration in Charlottesville was held in protest against the removal of a statue honoring Confederate Gen. At least three cars were involved in the accident, according to the City of Charlottesville spokeswoman Miriam Dickler.

Damore has been on a media tour, giving interviews to Bloomberg and conservative YouTube host Stefan Molyneux. Fired4Truth, widely believed to be Damore's Twitter account, is closing in on 50,000 followers in a matter of days.

The female employees of the tech giant contend that they have earned less than men at Google despite equal qualifications and comparable positions, the report quoted James Finberg, the civil rights attorney working on the possible legal action on behalf of the employees, as saying. After the post, many Google employees started to face online harassment "doxxing". Google was justified in revoking his right to represent it as an employee. Can we trust a company that expels Damore for offering a challenge to internal orthodoxy to handle external user heterodoxy fairly and equitably? It signifies their belief that liberals stifle free speech by humiliating right-wing voices.

Red Devils on the brink of signing Portuguese forward Bruno Amorim
However, Jose Mourinho's side have been unable to make a breakthrough in negotiations with Inter over the sale of Ivan Perisic. Amorim has come on the radar of United after impressing for Oliveirense in the Portuguese second tier last season.


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