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RobB646
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RobB646,
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8/3/2016 | 7:05:11 PM
Algorithms have owners too.
It's funny how if an app manages drivers then drivers supposedly are NOT employees, no employment benefits should be provided, no employment tax should be paid to government, and no retirement plans should be possible.

Algorithms have owners too. Someone, somewhere is an OWNER of this and that algorithm.

We need to recognize this obvious fact and stop allowing unethical law-breaking employers such as Uber hiding behind virtual concepts such as "algorithm", "app", "sharing-economy".

JUST STOP.


Ask the right question - "WHO IS THE OWNER OR WHO BENEFITS MATERIALLY FROM IT" - that's it.
You just found your employer that wishes to remain anonymous.
Michelle
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Michelle,
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8/2/2016 | 1:51:01 PM
bot managers
"Stark and Rosenblat in their paper conclude that policymakers should consider how automated systems exercise control over workers as they evaluate claims about the benefits of such systems."

I have tried a few freelancing platforms. Some exercise a lot of control over how projects are timed and billed. These platforms sometimes require intrusive software to take screenshots of your desktop as you work on projects. These platforms seem to exert an awful lot of control over freelancers for the privilege of giving up high fees on your pay. I wonder how this paper and future litigation against Uber will affect controlling freelancing platforms.


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