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PillPack, which Amazon bought in 2018, admitted to sending patients more insulin than Medicare and Medicaid rules allow. The company paid around $6 million to the federal government and states. Amazon-owned online pharmacy company PillPack agreed to pay nearly $6 million after admitting to giving patients more insulin at a time than Medicare and Medicaid allow, according to a settlement announced by the Department of Justice on Monday.

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Google settles with engineers who said they were fired for trying to organize

Google has reached a settlement with six engineers who were allegedly either fired or disciplined for trying to organize workers at the company. Details of the settlement remain under a non-disclosure agreement. Google has settled with six engineers over claims the company squashed employees’ efforts to organize, as first reported by Motherboard. The specifics of the settlement remain under a non-disclosure agreement, but four of the workers who were

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Tumblr is settling with NYC’s human rights agency over alleged porn ban bias

Tumblr and parent company Automattic have settled with the NYC Commission on Human Rights over its 2018 adult content ban, agreeing to moderation changes. Tumblr and New York City’s Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) have settled discrimination allegations related to the company’s 2018 adult content ban, which city regulators say disproportionately affected LGBTQ users. The settlement requires

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FCC settles with Verizon, AT&T, and others over failed 911 calls

Verizon, AT&T, CenturyLink (now Lumen Technologies), and Intrado have agreed to pay $6 million combined to settle the FCC’s investigation into failed 911 calls that occurred during network outages. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reached settlements with AT&T, Verizon, Intrado, and CenturyLink (which now goes by Lumen Technologies) over investigations into failed 911 calls that occurred during network outages in 2020. The

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Roku settles YouTube dispute and locks down apps in ‘multi-year’ deal

Google and Roku reached an agreement to keep YouTube and YouTube TV for multiple years. The YouTube TV app was pulled from Roku earlier this year. Roku has reached a deal with Google to continue distributing the YouTube and YouTube TV apps on its platform. The two had been at odds over a contract extension, sparring over what Roku described as onerous demands by Google for more data and more

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Pinterest settles lawsuit that alleged racial and gender discrimination

The social network has promised to spend $50 million on improving diversity and equality, and let former employees talk about racial or gender discrimination they faced. The lawsuit was brought against the company in 2020. Pinterest has settled a lawsuit brought against it by shareholders who claimed that the company’s workplace discrimination against women and racial minorities hurt its reputation, according to NBC News. The company reportedly agreed to spend $50

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Amazon settles with the activists it fired

Amazon will have to pay two former employees for lost wages, after settling a case with them. The company was found to have fired them for their climate and labor activism by the National Labor Relations Board. Amazon has settled a dispute with two workers that the National Labor Relations Board said were fired for their activism. In April 2020, the company fired Emily Cunningham and Maren Costa after they had organized a protest against Amazon’s work

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TikTok settles lawsuit with actress over its original text-to-speech voice

Bev Standing and TikTok reached an agreement to settle a lawsuit over the app’s original text-to-speech voice, which Standing says was her own and used without permission. TikTok has agreed to settle a lawsuit with Bev Standing, the voice actress who said she was behind the app’s original text-to-speech voice. Standing sued TikTok in May, saying that the app was using her voice without permission. A robotic version

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Roblox is negotiating with music publishers after settling a copyright lawsuit

‘Metaverse’ platform Roblox has settled a lawsuit with the NMPA and opened a period of negotiations with individual music companies after being accused of ignoring copyright infringement. Virtual world-building platform Roblox has settled a lawsuit with the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and is negotiating potential deals with individual music publishers. Roblox announced the news this morning, saying it was

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Netflix is laying off 150 employees, including dozens from its Tudum fansite

Netflix is laying off around 150 staff members, including 26 at Tudum, as the company’s revenue slows and subscriber counts dip. Most affected employees are located in the US. Netflix is laying off around 150 employees and agency contractors following a disappointing earnings report, citing “slowing revenue growth,” as first reported by Variety. A source familiar with the situation tells The Verge the layoffs include

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As the Overwatch 2 beta ends, a new Overwatch remix event begins

The first Overwatch 2 closed beta has ended to a lukewarm reception. Blizzard has also announced that the next installment of the Overwatch anniversary event begins today, and there will be an Overwatch 2 event on June 16th. The Overwatch 2 beta is now over. If you were one of the lucky handful that were able to snag an invite, congratulations. If not, don’t worry. There will likely be more opportunities to try out Overwatch 2 in the future. One of those

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