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France gives workers ‘right to disconnect’ from office email

A new labor law that took effect on Sunday gives employees the “right to disconnect” from email, smartphones and other electronic leashes once their working day has ended.  “These measures … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Repeated Racism of Snapchat

One of Snapchat’s more unusual features is its set of face-morphing filters. They’re essentially algorithmic funhouse mirrors: You can swipe different ways of contorting faces seen through your phone camera … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Team Canada game: Why it’s OK to watch hockey at work

Workplace experts suggest that, in a world where livestreaming, social media and mobile devices are now facts of life, employers might be wise to embrace — or at least acknowledge … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Facebook goes beyond ‘male’ and ‘female’ with new gender options

In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional options such as “transgender,” “cisgender,” “gender fluid,” “intersex” and “neither.” Users also now have … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Tools Of Victory: The Tech That Helped Turkish Protesters Save Taksim Square

But with protests continuing in Bosnia, Brazil and with wild scenes in Egypt as a nation faces another coup, democratic movements across the globe can learn from the how the Turkish protesters … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

BYOD Privacy: Are You Being Watched?

Is your employer (a.k.a. Big Brother) tracking your every move through your “Bring Your Own Device” smartphone? Mobile technology makes it possible, and four out of five people believe this … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Smartphones let work win out

In the digital age, we blend home and work, not because we are tied to a store or farm or job, but because the fetters of time and space seem … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Google Can’t Have It Both Ways

I was a bit dismayed to read in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about Google’s delaying (preventing?) Acer from launching a phone in China using an operating system that competes with Google’s Android… Aliyun has been on … Continue reading

September 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Apple, Samsung Patent War Puts Future of Innovation At Risk

Apple Inc. says the whole thing is about playing fair and square, about a competitor unfairly enriching itself after spending a few months “copying” designs and features that took years to … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

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