Appeals court rules against Uber, Lyft in California driver fight

A California appeals court said Uber and Lyft must treat their drivers there as employees, handing the ride-hailing giants another defeat in a legal battle that could upend their business. The Thursday ruling came as the Silicon Valley firms urged California voters to exempt them from a state law meant to force companies to treat… Go to Source

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Uber and Lyft Must Classify Drivers as Employees, Appeals Court Says

The ride-hailing companies must comply with an order that requires them to reclassify their drivers as employees, a California appeals court said, siding with a lower-court ruling that threatened to upend the business models. Go to Source

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Trio of astronauts safely return to Earth after 6 months in space

MOSCOW — A trio of space travelers safely returned to Earth on Thursday after a six-month mission on the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-16 capsule carrying NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, and Roscosmos’ Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner landed on the steppes of Kazakhstan southeast of the town of Dzhezkazgan at 7:54 a.m. Thursday. After… Go to Source

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Facebook launches dating platform in Europe after nine-month delay

Facebook’s dating platform is finally rolling out in Europe following a nine-month delay over privacy concerns. The social network’s matchmaking service will launch in 32 countries with the blessing of Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, which had put the kibosh on planned rollout in February, revealing that it had only been informed a few days in… Go to Source

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Facebook, Instagram reportedly censor posts about Nigeria’s anti-police brutality protests

Facebook wrongly tagged posts about anti-police brutality demonstrations in Nigeria as fake news — suppressing the content, according to a report Thursday. The social media giant, and its company Instagram, admitted to filtering out hashtags linked to the protests, which intensified after several demonstrators were shot dead by members of the Nigerian military Tuesday, according… Go to Source

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Senate subpoenas Facebook, Twitter CEOs over handling of Post’s Hunter Biden story

Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey — the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter — are being ordered to Capitol Hill to answer for their companies’ censorship of The Post’s expose on the Biden family’s foreign business dealings in Ukraine and China. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans on Thursday authorized subpoenas for the execs after accusing them of… Go to Source

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