From Happiness to Cutbacks: The Transformation of Google’s Offices

At Google’ Cambridge, Mass. office, Diane Hirsh Theriault’s colleagues lost their jobs in October. Over 40 news division employees were laid off, leading to an unease among staff. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, aims to mitigate expenses for increasing its investment in artificial intelligence. Google’s job cuts have led to restructuring the work groups and removing management layers with little clarity and communication. This has shaken employees who used to have side projects which allowed for creative exploration. This, combined with the rapid job cuts, is changing the environment at Google. Even employees who have been at Google for many years are feeling the impact.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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