Uber’s Employee Status Arguments ‘Pure Fiction,’ Drivers Say  Law360

Opponents of proposed gravel pit near Noblesville demand transparency from plan commission  IndyStar

Legislative programme for 2020/2021 parliamentary year: impact on employment law  Lexology

Perkins Coie Continues Labor & Employment Practice Growth In LA  Lawfuel

Gilad Edelman / Wired: The latest congressional hearing was another parade of bad-faith arguments about Section 230, best illustrated by Senate Republicans mischaracterizing the law  —  The latest congressional hearing with Facebook’s and Twitter’s CEOs was another parade of bad-faith arguments.

Sara Fischer / Axios: Facebook says political content makes up about 6% of what is seen on its platform and says CrowdTangle measures engagement but doesn’t predict reach  —  Facebook Tuesday said that political content makes up only about 6% of what users actually see on its platform.

BuzzFeed News: Citing Twitter and Snap’s actions limiting Trump’s reach, digital activists around the world urge both companies to do the same for politicians globally  —  Bowing to criticism that predates his presidency, Twitter and Snap have begun to limit how President Donald Trump uses their platforms …

Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News: Facebook’s removal of coronavirus misinfo will make its hands-off approach to removing anti-vaccine advocacy harder to defend when we get a coronavirus vaccine  —  The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic.

David Cohen / Adweek: Instagram introduces Guides, a feature letting creators curate content on a specific subject, debuting with select accounts focusing on wellness  —  Creators, public figures, organizations and publishers can curate content on a specific subject  —  Instagram introduced a new Guides feature Monday …

Joseph Marks / Washington Post: A number of cybersecurity companies form an alliance to offer free help to 87 hospitals and four national health services in Europe, with plans to expand to US  —  Cybersecurity companies and professionals are banding together to offer free digital defenses to hospitals that are being pummeled …

Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu: France-based Agicap, creator of a SaaS tool that helps companies manage and forecast their cash flows, raises €15M Series A led by Partech  —  French startup Agicap, creator of a SaaS tool for cash flow management, has raised €15 million in a round led by Partech …

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: Canada-based Tehama, a SaaS company that helps remote workers securely connect to enterprise systems, raises $10M Series A led by OMERS Ventures  —  Tehama, a SaaS platform that aims to offer a secure way to deploy a virtual workforce, has raised $10 million in a Series A round, the Ontario …

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: Sophos: more than 30 “fleeceware” apps on the App Store, including some of the highest-grossing ones, are abusing free trial mechanics to charge obscene fees  —  More than 3.5 million iOS users installed ‘fleeceware’ apps from the Apple App Store.

David Canellis / The Next Web: Report: Travelex paid hackers 285 BTC, worth around $2.3M, to regain access to its systems after a ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve  —  Travelex paid hackers $2.3 million worth of Bitcoin to regain access to its computer systems after a devastating ransomware attack on New Year’s Eve, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Sarah O’Rourke / Google Online Security Blog: Google releases OpenSK, an open-source implementation for security keys that supports both FIDO U2F and FIDO2 standards  —  Posted by Elie Bursztein, Security & Anti-abuse Research Lead, and Jean-Michel Picod, Software Engineer, Google  —  Today, FIDO security keys are reshaping …

Alex Weprin / Hollywood Reporter: Disney sold its FoxNext video game unit, which it acquired with 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets, to Scopely, a Culver City-based mobile game developer  —  The company is selling the FoxNext video game development studio to the Culver City-based mobile game developer.

Employment law basics every small employer ought to know seminar  Bangor Daily News