Sita Magar is a single mother of four who earns whatever she can wring from six goats and the muscle of a rented water buffalo. After paved roads end, it takes four hours to reach her farm along a trail where felled trunks, like twisted balance beams, span a raging stream. Even so, a recruiter feeding migrant workers into the global electronics industry found Magar in her mountainside Nepalese village last year. He convinced her to borrow more money than she’d ever seen, about $1,000, and pay him to get her daughter a position at a factory in Malaysia.
Google Inc., which says it gets about 1,400 requests a month from U.S. authorities for users’ e- mails and documents, is organizing an effort to press for limits on government access to digital communications.
Google Inc. Chief Executive Officer Larry Page promoted seven of his managers to senior executive positions in a shakeup aimed at streamlining decision making, according to a person briefed on the changes.
Google Inc.’s breach of Apple Inc.’s Safari Internet browser is under investigation by U.S. regulators to determine whether it caused consumers to be misled about privacy safeguards, a person familiar with the matter said.
American International Group Inc. should pay more than $1.5 billion to rivals to settle a lawsuit alleging the insurer cheated industry-funded pools that cover injured workers, Liberty Mutual Holding Co. said.