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Why the Google Walkout Was a Watershed Moment in Tech

Outsiders have little leverage to force the industry to change. The companies’ own workers are another matter.

Illustration: Doug Chakya for The New York Times

For a few hours last Thursday, just about everything at Google ground to a halt. At 11 a.m. local time in a movement that rolled like an angry and jubilant tide around the globe, more than…

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