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The predatory danger of startups

Disruptive claims of tech firms can mask exploitative behaviour, with young females at higher risk

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To understand exploitation in all forms is to realise that power, left unchecked, is ripe for abuse. The sexism in a glorified industry with large egos leaves young females disproportionately vulnerable.

FRESH allegations of sexual exploitation by a startup here adds to the uncomfortable sense that tech firms, with their lofty claims of disruption and innovation, have been emboldened to stretch and break the limits of employment rights.

A director at Apps Authority, a Singapore startup,...

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