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The US is suing Edward Snowden over his new book, claiming he violated nondisclosure agreements

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who in 2013 leaked secret documents about US telephone and internet surveillance, saying his new book violates non-disclosure agreements.
  • The Justice Department said Snowden published his book, "Permanent Record," without submitting it to intelligence agencies for review, adding that speeches given by Snowden also violated nondisclosure agreements.
  • The United States is seeking all proceeds earned by Snowden for the book, the Justice Department said.

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California just passed a landmark law to regulate Uber and Lyft

  • Senate lawmakers passed a controversial bill, known as AB 5, on Tuesday evening, after months of uproar from businesses and gig companies like Uber and Lyft.
  • Uber, Lyft, and other app-based gig companies rely on hundreds of thousands of independent contractors to give rides, deliver food, and complete other tasks.
  • Gig workers would get labor protections and benefits that all employees get, such as unemployment insurance, health care subsidies, paid parental leave, overtime pay, workers’ compensation, paid rest breaks, and a guaranteed $12 minimum hourly wage.
  • By classifying drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Uber hasn’t needed to pay certain taxes, benefits, overtime, or minimum wages to tens of thousands of drivers.
  • The changes from the law will also reportedly benefit the state of California, which estimates that it loses $7 billion in tax revenue each year from companies that misclassify employees.

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