Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Mar 2014 14:48 UTC

In early March, 2007, as Google was expanding fast and furiously, one of its recruiters from the " Engineering" group made a career-ending mistake: She cold-contacted an Apple engineer by email, violating the secret and illegal non-solicitation compact that her boss, Eric Schmidt, had agreed with Apple's Steve Jobs.

What happened next is just one of many specific examples of how people's lives were impacted by the Techtopus wage-theft cartel that was taken down by the Department of Justice antitrust division, and is currently being litigated in a landmark class action lawsuit.

This story sent shivers down my spine. What a bunch of horrible, unethical scumbags. Sadly, their criminal behaviour won't really have any meaningful consequences. These people reside above the law.

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No, you're just to pretending it upsets you.

If this really upset you you should be dead after hearing all the stuff that goes on in this world.

Nothing happened here. Someone broke a company rule and got fired. It happens every day and even for reasons much worse or even silly than this. Nobody got tortured, wounded or killed. Even if this was the only person ever to get fired it's not that upsetting.

And it's old news. Well, the Jobs smiley was new to me and so was the awkward commentary between the events the site added.

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