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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I think they do this in Sweden or another Scandinavian country and it's a great system.

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zima Member since:

I'm fairly sure they do it in Finland (Nordic, but not Scandinavian ;) ) with road tickets.

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fmaxwell Member since:

In reply to your latest comment sniping:

zima wrote:

Regional naming differences. Yours probably knows one example as Xperia Z1 Compact - either way, a clear continuation of the Mini line, at least comparable plus dust- and water-proof. Obviously you had to miss it.

(but what's really interesting is how you seriously did a comparison to a device that's clearly few years old)

Stop being such an idiot. The Xperia Mini is a current model on the Sony website and the Xperia Z1 Compact doesn’t share any part of the “Mini” nomenclature. If you were not so ignorant, you would not have to comment snipe to avoid the embarrassment of a direct reply.

The Sony Xperia Z1 is 42% larger (L x W x D), 22% heavier, has lower screen brightness levels, and is about 30% slower according to the benchmarks. Try again.

Edited 2014-03-31 21:59 UTC

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