Critics say it allows workers to go largely untracked and unnoticed in the U.S.Even as it eases the flow of commerce between countries, they say, the federal government has limited power to police and prosecute violations.asked Daniel Costa, director of immigration law and policy research at the Economic Policy Institute.Cars are lined up near the Tesla Motors complex in Fremont, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.Regulators also lack information about employment conditions and wages, often leaving them dependent on whistle-blowers for enforcement, he said.Follow him at Twitter.com/HansenLouis.
Web During the last week there was a total chaos in the Swedish infrastructure, where large areas of vital public services were knocked out. In addition, it was suggested the whistle on that most communication masts sabotaged or stopped working, resulting in, among other things P4, which sends society important messages to the public in emergency situations, did not work. This leads us to the question - how many other areas, the pursuit of monetary terms or hastily decision-making led to makeshift solutions likely to turn out important social functions when we least expect it, or need it most? The view of the fiber infrastructure as socially critical resource today is very different in Swedish municipalities. Our experience and our customers' experience is that the stability and quality of both deliver profitability and ensures communication, even when the wind blows strongly. We hope this is a question of our brand new digitization minister, Peter Eriksson, now lift up the agenda and take seriously.
Users themselves must turn on encryption. A "dangerous" and "unsafe" design, according to the whistle-blower. Besides unbroken encryption works much like the corresponding feature in the Chrome browser: all messages are deleted when you close the conversation. - Edward Snowden @Snowden May 27, 2016 Edward Snowden is far from the only one who questions the decision. Google makes even some criticism from within his own ranks. Thai Doung, a security consultant who worked with the app, saw the decision in a blog post.
Google's next messaging Allo cut by Edward Snowden, because of their lack of encryption. In a tweet from NSA whistle-blower, he advises against using it. "Google's decision to remove the end-to-end encryption of defaults in his new chat app Allo is dangerous and makes it unsafe. Allos function "smart reply" for example, scan your messages and propose responses while also connected to other Google services such as search and maps. Although the messages which are encrypted in both modes allow the normal position is always that Google's artificial intelligence reads and analyzes the messages. Normal is however the default location for the app, which is what got Edward Snowden to react.
Svetlana Blackburn was working as senior finance manager in Oracle's cloud businessGeneric snap for court issuesA senior finance manager in Oracle s cloud business has complained to a federal court that she was terminated from her job because she refused to go along with, and threatened to blow the whistle on accounting principles that she considered to be unlawful.A Certified Public Accountant, Blackburn had received a positive performance review in August 2015, but in the following month her supervisors had charted a course that veered from legal, ethical and company standards.Her employment was terminated within weeks, on Oct. 15, after she continued to resist and warn of the accounting improprieties, according to the complaint.We don't agree with the allegations and intend to vigorously defend the matter, said Oracle spokeswoman, Deborah Hellinger, in an email.Blackburn accuses Oracle of unlawful retaliation under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, which is legislation that aims to prevent corporate accounting fraud and errors.The former employee also claims to be protected under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which provides that an employer may not discharge or otherwise discriminate against an individual who makes disclosures required or protected under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Oracle has had time to ponder its response to news of a lawsuit filed by a former employee, Svetlana Blackburn.And its response is: We're going to sue her back.Blackburn alleges that she was fired because she refused to do some "improper and suspect" accounting in regard to Oracle's cloud computing business.Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that "Plaintiff s superiors instructed her to add millions of dollars in accruals to financial reports, with no concrete or foreseeable billing to support the numbers, an act that Plaintiff warned was improper and suspect accounting.She told her supervisor, 'I will blow the whistle' if ordered to proceed further in this fashion.This former employee worked at Oracle for less than a year and did not work in the accounting group." Blackburn, in her lawsuit contends that she worked as a Senior Finance Manager, North America SaaS/Cloud Revenue, for Oracle.She also contends that Oracle terminated her employment on Oct. 15 last year, two months after she received a positive performance review and a month after the alleged incident began.NOW WATCH: An in-wall vacuum makes sweeping so much easierLoading video...
Now there s a good chance that your screens – your smartwatch, your phone, your browser tabs – are pregnant with at least four unread notifications.It s kind of like comic strip The Family Circus, except all of your objects are now children and they re shouting at you, says Case.The future implications of this connected dystopia are evident every time someone complains online that they can t log into Google Calendar on their smart fridge, or a hacker manages to leak live images from a baby monitor.The ideal calm tech is like electricity: it works, is easy to access when you need it, and is able to disappear into the background so you can focus on more important things.Think, for example, of the dashboard light that reminds you to fill your car with petrol, or the whistle of a kettle when tea is ready.But she thinks the broader value of calmness may prove important across cultures.
The global healthcare market for medical wearables just passed its physical with flying colors, with a new study predicting the segment will grow a respectable 30% by 2020.An article by Enterprise Innovation reports the results of a study by research firm Frost & Sullivan that predicts the global healthcare market for wearable devices will blossom from $5.1 billion in 2015 to $18.9 billion in 2020.The report also found that connected consumer health devices will post a CAGR of almost 28% while growth in clinical-grade wearables will reach nearly 33%.As reported previously, much of this growth will be driven by the increasing number of seniors who will suffer ill health and have the money to tackle their medical issues with new technology.Breakthrough technological innovations in wearable electronics, sensors, alternate power sources and wireless platforms are enabling novel applications that would not have been feasible even five years ago, said Venkat Rajan, Transformational Health Director with Frost & Sullivan.The report particularly cautions about device-makers wishing to include every bell and whistle, and ending up creating products that are overly complex.
AwesomenessTV kids , Machinima gamers , StyleHaul fashion/beauty , Tastemade food/travel , Whistle Sports sports , Mitú Networks Latino , DanceOn dance/music — just to name a few.And don t forget the broader-based mega-aggregators like Maker Studios and Fullscreen.Then, one year later, Disney — in a media shot heard round the world — bought Maker Studios for a deal ultimately worth $600-$700 million.Original and branded content took center stageAwesomenessTV saw the writing early on, built its own internal slate of creators and developed and distributed its own original, exclusive content.Yes, it developed, distributed and marketed multiple characters and titles.That mattered to consumers, which meant that it mattered to advertisers, distributors and investors.
Running is simple: just lace up some shoes and go, right?So, go ahead and check out the cheap shoes first, but don t be surprised if you end up needing to spend more than the minimum.On the bright side, once you find a shoe you like, you can scour clearance sales or use Shoekicker to find it at a discount.Races Aren t CheapA lot of us focus our training by picking a race, whether that s a marathon next year or a five-kilometer race about three miles as our graduation from couch-to-5K training.At the Pittsburgh marathon $145 , runners get a swag bag with just a few items—a whistle and a protein bar were in my relay bag this year—and have to walk through a crowded expo full of vendors to collect them.Other studies have come up with different numbers, but all agree that runners are very prone to overuse injuries—like my tendonitis, or other issues that can cause pain in the knees, ankles, and hips.
Stung, British Intelligence has increasingly sought to regain control of its own reputation.Tweets are tightly managed around a few key themes: the agency s history, its claims to diversity, job opportunities Arabic and Russian language graduates are in particular high demand , technological innovation, and support for the British establishment one recent tweet celebrating the Queen s birthday .Broadly speaking, followers fall into six groups: news media & journalists probably hunting for stories , tech sites ditto , other intelligence services e.g.Even though GCHQ isn t on Facebook, it s interesting to see the results from a Facebook Audience Insights check on people interested in Edward Snowden , counter-terrorism , cyber security and espionage .Clearly, GCHQ has found a ready audience among social media users, who hold opposing views about authority and power, national defence and whistle-blowers.In contrast with GCHQ s surveillance work, on Twitter it seems far more interested in broadcasting its identity and attracting recruits, instead of open discussion.
Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland.The bullets were found recently at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland, where a massive Roman attack against native defenders in a hilltop fort took place in the second century A.D. See Photos of Roman Battle Site and Sling Bullets These holes converted the bullets into a "terror weapon," said archaeologist John Reid of the Trimontium Trust, a Scottish historical society directing the first major archaeological investigation in 50 years of the Burnswark Hill site."We think they're for close-quarter skirmishing, for getting quite close to the enemy."Sling bullets and stones are a common find at Roman army battle sites in Europe.Sling weapon secretsWhistling sling bullets haven't been found at any other Roman sites, but ceramic sling bullets with holes punched out have been discovered at battle sites in Greece from the second and third centuries B.C, Reid said.Deadly in expert handsAt the time of the Roman attack on Burnswark Hill, slings were used mainly by specialized units of auxiliary troops "auxilia" recruited to fight alongside the Roman legions.
Oracle Corp. ORCL -0.85 % is set to report financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter, ended in May, after the stock market closes Thursday.Here s what you need to know:EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters expect Oracle to report adjusted earnings per share of 81 cents, up from the 78 cents that the company reported on that basis in the year-earlier period.—MARGIN IMPROVEMENT: Oracle management has repeatedly called fiscal 2016 a trough year, in large part because it is invested heavily on capital-intensive data centers necessary to run its cloud business.—WHISTLEBLOWER SUIT: Earlier this month, a former senior finance manager hit Oracle with a lawsuit, claiming the company fired her after she threatened to blow the whistle on possibly unlawful accounting practices in its cloud-computing business.Oracle denied the allegations, saying its accounting is proper and correct.With the stock selloff, investors will be listening for any insight regarding the whistleblower litigation.
On June 16, Oracle Corporation released financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, and corporate executives trumpeted the company's cloud services success.According to the latest report, Oracle's cloud infrastructure, platform, and software services collectively brought in $859 million for the quarter ending May 31, compared to $576 million for the same period in 2015.On June 1, former Oracle senior finance manager Svetlana Blackburn filed suit against Oracle for wrongful termination in October of 2015, claiming that she was fired after she "resisted, refused to engage in, and threatened to blow the whistle on accounting practices she reasonably believed to be unlawful" surrounding how Oracle counted cloud revenues.In a statement to the press, an Oracle spokesperson denied that there was any wrongdoing.The company slashed the operating cost of performing software updates, license support, developing and supporting new hardware, and services—in other words, through layoffs, consolidation, and redirection of efforts from areas that had been Oracle's core business.And while the "Open" edition was still under development up until October of 2015 and was intended to be the basis of Java EE 8, Oracle announced in April that the Java.net repository site where Glassfish and other open Java projects have resided will be shuttered by next April.
With control systems in dams, hospitals, power grids and industrial systems increasingly exposed online, it's possible that nation states could seek to damage or disable them electronically.That's why the Global Commission on Internet Governance recommends that in any future cyberwar, governments should pledge to restrict the list of legitimate targets for cyberattacks, to not target critical infrastructure predominantly used by civilians, and to not to use cyberweapons against core Internet infrastructure.An agreement won't eliminate all risks of cyberattack for civilian infrastructure, of course: Just as with the protection afforded hospitals and the like under the existing Geneva Conventions, there will always be those willing to ignore the rules."For some sub-state terrorist groups and rogue states, making daily life difficult for their enemies is already their policy and they have less to lose as they already regard themselves as being in a state of conflict," the report said.Its whistle-stop tour of Internet ethics also takes in surveillance, privacy, anonymity, censorship and child protection, with additional chapters on reducing online crime and the threat that blockchain technologies pose to the established order.CIGI was founded by former BlackBerry co-CEO Jim Balsillie.
Analysis: HR, Finance, Operations, Sales & Marketing - hackers are building their own ecosystem in which to maximise profits.Firstly, the country came to a halt due to a certain football match between two close neighbouring countries, and secondly HPE descended on London to host Protect 2016.Lastly, Grieveson pointed the finger of blame squarely at the 'bad guys' for the final factor in why protection is becoming increasingly difficult.Using business terminology such as 'markets' and 'investments' is apt in describing what is actually happening - hackers are building their own companies, setting up their own corporations.As for protecting against this threat, Grieveson stressed the need for businesses to look at their assets and decide what is valuable, as the strategy should not be to try and protect everything.Following Grieveson and a host of other speakers, HPE did have the good sense to show the England vs. Wales match.
A Russian anti-terrorist bill that, among other things, makes backdoors in encrypted messaging apps mandatory, has been passed by the country s lower house of parliament.The so-called Yarovaya law, which was introduced as a response to the bombing of a Russian passenger jet over Egypt last October, has drawn criticism from a number of privacy advocates, including Edward Snowden, who has been living in Russia since 2013 following his NSA whistle-blowing antics.Snowden called the law an "unworkable, unjustifiable violation of rights that should never be signed.Moreover, anyone expressing an approval of terrorism online will face up to seven years in prison, and the maximum penalty for extremism – a term that covers protesters, bloggers, and social media users who oppose the government – will be increased from four to eight years in prison.The companies claim the cost of storing this extra data would amount to more than $33 billion.It also lowers the age of criminal responsibility for many offenses to 14.
The England national football team suffered the wrath of fans after its embarrassing display in a 2-1 defeat to Iceland in Euro 2016, but even the most outraged tweets had nothing on the flurry of sharp-witted barbs from the discount frozen foods supermarket chain, Iceland Foods.Apparently it could, as the England national team stepped up and promptly crumbled under pressure from the minnows of Iceland during a shambolic display of footballing farce.Cue Iceland Foods' social media savagery, all from a Twitter account that pledges to help its followers: "discover the PowerofFrozen."Clearly in exuberant mood at its namesake's underdog victory, the British company dropped a series of brutal tweets and responses, with the best saved for the final whistle: "Unexpected result in the bagging area".After a few angry responses, "@IcelandFoods" changed tactics which is more than can be said of England and instead switched the topic of discussion to the Game of Thrones finale.Even the credit card company MBNA fell foul of the Twitter handle mix-up:In an effort to bring an end to the strange case of mistaken identity, Iceland Foods cracked out a Photoshop image and a rather blunt reminder message:As a footnote on the switcheroo-saga, "@GeorgeOnToast" pondered: "People aren't seriously mistaking @IcelandFoods for @footballiceland are they!?
The line-up makes the point that even though the CIA is an intelligence agency whose central mission has been to recruit people to provide secrets, technology has always had a crucial role.A major focus of Mr Hallman's effort is to use data to provide insights into future crises - developing what has been called "anticipatory intelligence".This means looking for ways in which technology can provide early warning of, say, unrest in a country.These are often the kind of events not susceptible to the traditional intelligence gathering spies normally carry out - the emergence of protest groups in the Middle East was not a secret locked in a safe or in the mind of a leader that could be stolen or enticed out.The CIA has 10 mission centres where analysts and operators work together on either parts of the world or issues with centres for Africa, the Near East, Counterterrorism, and Weapons and Counter-proliferation .Edward Snowden:Edward Snowden explains why he became a whistle-blower Video courtesy of the Guardian, Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras A business partner of Twitter recently said it would no longer provide services to the US intelligence community.
Hillary Clinton pictured and the DNC have been victim to a hacking campaign by Guccifer 2.0The hacker suspected of infiltrating the computer networks of the Democratic National Committee DNC and stealing politically sensitive documents believes that Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and whistle-blower Chelsea Manning are "heroes of the computer age".Guccifer 2.0, who many security firms believe is working alongside the Russian government, has teased more information about his identity, aims and hacking abilities in a blog post uploaded to the same website hosting hundreds of documents relating to Democrat presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton."They struggle for truth and justice; they struggle to make our world better, more honest and clear.Based on the blog post, it is clear that Guccifer 2.0, who claims to be from Romania, not Russia, admires the trio – or at least wants the world to think he does.He continued: "It seems that IT companies and special services can't realise that people like me act just following their ideas but not for money.
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