This week, as in many past weeks, a lot of media attention has been paid to privacy: creating it, protecting it, and invading it. Employees are reported to have been fired or disciplined for recording, revealing or posting the wrong thing. Hackers are worried about government surveillance of their activities, while homeowners are worried about hackers infiltrating their home security systems. Electronic health information systems create new opportunities for health-enhancing information sharing, while simultaneously creating risks to patient privacy and safety. Meanwhile, the apps just keep on coming. Find a job? Ask for leave? Collaborate with co-workers on a document? Check out election results? There's an app for all of those.
Technology and the Workplace
GPM creates social media guide for employers. (MinnPost)
Reporter fired for revealing blog post. (Delaware Employment Law Blog)
Why attempts to make email completely private continue to fail. (MIT Technology Review)
Facebook COO criticized for seeking unpaid intern. (LA Times)
AOL CEO publicly fires employee for recording meeting and conference call. (NPR)
Hacking of smart home security systems raises new privacy concerns. (LA Times)
FCC announces change to rules and costs of prison phone calls. (The Atlantic)
There's and App for That
The Department of Labor Develops an App that links consumer reviews with public workplace enforcement data. (SHRM)
Scouring job listings gets easier with a new app. (Marketwire)
A roundup of the best election season apps. (ABC)
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