Linked: Congress Tells Tech Companies: Take Action on Encryption or We Will
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Linked: Congress Tells Tech Companies: Take Action on Encryption or We Will

I agree with Sharon on this: “Backdoors don’t work. Government raises sensitive issues around human trafficking and child pornography to inflame the public. What it really wants is to snoop at will on everyone and to deprive Americans of our right to privacy. My opinion, but there it is.” The thing is, while the media…

Linked: That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It
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Linked: That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It

This is an interesting examination of how Russia is using social media as a PR tool: In the case of @IamTyraJackson, the IRA’s goal was two-fold: Grow an audience in part through heartwarming, inspiring messages, and use that following to spread messages promoting division, distrust, and doubt. I don’t know how you really battle that,…

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How To Keep Your Job While Dealing With Depression Court Infers Intentional, Bad Faith Spoliation From Use of Ephemeral Messaging E-Discovering the Use of Ephemeral Messaging Employers who spend more on their workers’ mental health make more money, Deloitte study finds Jonathan Bond: It’s time to stop working excessive hours and simply switch off Older…

Linked: During the Holidays, Focus on Relationship Building
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Linked: During the Holidays, Focus on Relationship Building

Hannah’s advice for the Holiday season when it comes to networking is right on. Reach Out   The holidays are the perfect excuse to reach out to people and wish them well. Take extra time and effort to add a note with your holiday greeting cards to update people. Stay positive and be specific.  …

Linked: Lack of Fun at Work Kills Motivation
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Linked: Lack of Fun at Work Kills Motivation

Unfortunately, too many people will read something like this and put in a new foosball table. That’s not what makes work fun! A regression analysis suggests that a perceived lack of fun is the second-most important driver of turnover intentions, after number 1, lack of career opportunities. Moreover, the fun factor is the:   most…

Linked: As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync
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Linked: As the 9-to-5 work day disappears, our lives are growing more out of sync

This is probably not something we think about often, but they’re finding it in Australia, and even thinking it could be a problem. As our working lives become increasingly 24-7, our new research suggests there’s now an additional task to do in our families and friendships. We need to work harder than before to get…