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An uncomfortable truth about the web that makes it a lot less awesome than it should be

Here in America, we often take it for granted that the Internet is a good thing. We browse Facebook, watch videos, and occasionally buy shoes. However, we must realize that the Internet can be used against us — which is precisely the point of this video.At 2:40, the myth-busting begins. Then, at 4:40, we hear how dictators manipulate the Internet for their own purposes. And by 8:10, the speaker gets really real about how we're using the web.

An uncomfortable truth about the web that makes it a lot less awesome than it should be
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A Medford, Oregon sushi restaurant tried to pull a fast one on its employees but it didn't get past the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has recovered $280,124 in back pay from Misoya Bistro that will be split among 36 employees.

Federal investigators say that for the past two years, the restaurant paid its employees an hourly "tip wage" that was "significantly lower" than what they earned in tips.

"I think employers sometimes may think that because they pay the state minimum wage which is higher than the federal minimum wage, means that they can be involved in tips," Carrie Aguilar, district director for the Wage and Hour Division – Portland office, told NBC5. "That's just not the case. Tips should always go to the employees."

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