Jun 162017

Olivia Solon reports: Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users of the social network, the Guardian has learned. The security lapse affected more than 1,000 workers across 22 departments at Facebook who used the company’s moderation software [Read More…]

May 112017
 May 11, 2017  U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Employers Take Note: Regulations on the Use of Biometric Data

Heather Zalar Steele of Fisher Phillips writes: The use of biometric data is continuously increasing, including in the workplace.  Biometric data may include facial characteristics, hand geometry, a retina/iris scan, a fingerprint or a voiceprint.  Employers often collect and use biometric data to establish records of employee hours, to restrict [Read More…]

Apr 302017
 April 30, 2017  Breaches, Business, Surveillance, U.S., Workplace Comments Off on Fox News group hacked, surveilled, and stalked ex-host Andrea Tantaros—lawsuit

Sean Gallagher reports: Comparing their actions to the plot this season on the Showtime series Homeland, an attorney for former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has filed a complaint in federal court against Fox News, current and former Fox executives, Peter Snyder and his financial firm Disruptor Inc., and 50 [Read More…]

Apr 112017
 April 11, 2017  Featured News, Workplace Comments Off on Workplace Surveillance Is The New Office ‘Perk’

SI Rosenbaum reports: The snack machine wants to scan Alice’s fingerprints. Alice — not her real name — would prefer not to surrender her biometric data just to get a candy bar, but it’s the preferred option in the break room. She could input a personal code, instead, but either [Read More…]