Here are the latest accusations Activision Blizzard employees have leveled at the company

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More disturbing allegations of Activision Blizzard’s reported culture of sexual harassment and gender-based discrimination have been reported in recent days, following a huge lawsuit filed against the company by California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) last week.

Details in these stories may be challenging to read, so we are prefacing them with a content warning for descriptions of sexual harassment.

On Thursday, The New York Times posted a story of extremely distressing accounts of Activision Blizzard’s culture. Here is one from Shay Stein, a former customer service employee:

Ms. Stein, 28, who worked at Activision from 2014 to 2017 in a customer service role, helping gamers with problems and glitches, said she…

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Instagram's New Settings Take Aim at Creepy Adults

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Arizona Republicans Subpoena Routers Amid Cyber Ninja's Shambling Election Audit

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The Republican goons in the Arizona Senate backing the farce of a “recount” of the 2020 election results is pressing local election officials for access to even more data, the Associated Press reports. Yet they might not be able to back up their threats, and some key figures behind the audit appear to be getting cold…

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It's Time to Audit Your Gift Cards

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According to a new Bankrate survey, 73% of US adults have unused gift cards they haven’t redeemed in the last year, leaving an average total of $116 hanging out there. The problem with gift cards is if you don’t spend them in the first year, they tend to stay unspent, whether because you forget about them over time or…

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