The latest penalty—stemming from how Google previously displayed search results on other websites—probably won’t act as a deterrent, and critics want more.
Google has spent more money on lobbying in each of the last two years than any other company. But that’s only the tip of the firm’s efforts to influence federal policy.
A Google study found some male engineers were set to receive smaller raises this year. The finding comes amid analyses that the company discriminates against women.
Google will no longer bar employees from suing the company for discrimination or wrongful termination, or from joining together in class-action suits.
In a late 2018 survey, 74 percent of employees said they felt “positive” about the management team’s ability to lead, down from 92 percent a year earlier.
Complaints filed in Europe claim internet companies categorize users based on potentially sensitive browsing habits, and then use those labels to target ads.