Saturday, May 8, 2021

Tag: Lawsuits

Can Big Tech really be regulated?

Hate speech and misinformation has multiplied and been weaponized -- but that may be changing.

Deaf advocacy group diversifies leadership—but now faces lawsuit

Board president resigns after her racially-charged video rocks the Deaf Counseling Advocacy and Referral Agency community. But way forward may be blocked by legal challenge.

Breaking the law and abusing workers plays well on Wall Street

Breaking the law repeatedly, enabling thousands of evictions, ducking your taxes, overturning state labor codes, and abusing your workers seems to be a recipe for immense wealth these days. Both...

Foreign Correspondent: What Bolivia can teach the US about fair elections

The South American nation sets an example of how to undo a coup.

Screen Grabs: New films storm the barricades, in myriad ways

New movies embody the spirit of activism—and different spirits, too. Plus: American Indian and Filipino flicks, and a Woody Allen stinker.

Newsom, Chiu agree on bill that could lead to widespread evictions

Assemblymember David Chiu has reached a compromise with Gov. Gavin Newsom and the big landlord groups on a relatively limited bill to protect renters from evictions during the COVID...

Uber, Lyft drivers rally as state sues the companies

On Thursday, about 50 Uber and Lyft drivers joined a caravan outside  the Uber Greenlight Hub in Oakland demanding that the rideshare companies classify their drivers as employees and...

Screen Grabs: Sentiment averse

Normally I wouldn’t bother explaining why a certain movie is not being covered in this column, but this weekend there’s a particular glut of ‘em, all of whose absence from greater...

Insurance companies deny 100s of COVID claims; venues sue

When the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order began on March 19, owners of the East Bay music venue Ivy Room, thought that their business interruption insurance would cover the loss in revenue....

The plutonium of Artificial Intelligence could be coming to a city near you

Of all the tools of mass surveillance deployed by law enforcement, private industry and the federal government, Facial Recognition Technology poses by far the greatest threat to civil liberties,...