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Google threatens to shut down search engine in Australia over news law
- Google threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if officials there approve a law requiring it to pay news publishers for their content. In a dramatic escalation of its aggressive fight against the proposal, the Silicon Valley titan on Friday claimed the measure would "break the way Google works" because the company would have to pay to show links to news articles. "This code creates an unreasonable ...

Source: nypost.com
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1,800 Instacart workers are losing their jobs. No one agrees on who fired them.
- Instacart plans to lay off more than 1,800 in-store "shoppers" in March as the delivery service moves to cut labor costs. Less clear is who is responsible for laying them off. The 1,877 people are among the relatively few Instacart workers legally classified as employees, rather than contractors. They are paid hourly, are eligible for benefits and work within a single store picking up and packing orders that others ...

Source: cbsnews.com