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The predatory danger of startups

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

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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