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Google Walkout Organisers Face Retaliation at Work

Some 20,000 Googlers had protested last year against the Internet giant’s handling of sexual harassment and, more broadly, its workplace policies around equity and transparency

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The Google name is displayed outside the company's office in London, Britain. VOA

Two Google employees have said they have been retaliated against for helping to organise a walkout among thousands of company workers in November 2018 and are planning a meeting to discuss alleged instances of retaliation, the media has reported.

Some 20,000 Googlers had protested last year against the Internet giant’s handling of sexual harassment and, more broadly, its workplace policies around equity and transparency.

“We prohibit retaliation in the workplace, and investigate all allegations,” a Google spokesperson was quoted as saying by the Fortune on Monday.

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FILE – A woman walks past the logo for Google at the China International Import Expo in Shanghai, Nov. 5, 2018. VOA

Claire Stapleton, another walkout organiser and 12-year company veteran, said in the email two months after the protest she was told she would be demoted from her role as marketing manager at YouTube and lose half her reports, according to The Wired.

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Organisers of #GoogleWalkout had published a list of demands for management, including an “end to forced arbitration in cases of harassment and discrimination for all current and future employees” and a “clear, uniform, globally inclusive process for reporting sexual misconduct safely and anonymously”. (IANS)

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Newly Added Icons on Google Search Creates Clutter For Many Users

According to the search engine giant, the new search results a "visual refresh" one that first arrived on mobile devices last year

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As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. Pixabay

In a major design tweak, Google has added tiny favicon icons to its search results for reasons unknown, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface.

As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. These icons were launched in Google Search on mobile devices, helping users distinguish between results so that they could better tell which site they were going to click.

The new desktop design tweak also adds in bolded ‘Ad’ icons to distinguish advertisements from search results, Slash Gear reported on Friday.

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In a major design tweak, Google has added tiny favicon icons to its search results for reasons unknown, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface. Pixabay

According to the search engine giant, the new search results a “visual refresh” one that first arrived on mobile devices last year.

In an usual Chrome desktop browser, it feels like an aggravating, unnecessary tweak.

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The change does not actually help the user determine how good, bad, or reputable an actual search result might be. (IANS)

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