Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home

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The Guardian: “…Remote surveillance software like Sneek, also known as “tattleware” or “bossware”, represented something of a niche market pre-Covid. But that all changed in March 2020, as employers scrambled to pull together work-from-home policies out of thin air. In April last year, G...

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Automated hiring software is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable job candidates

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The Verge: “Automated resume-scanning software is contributing to a “broken” hiring system in the US, says a new report from Harvard Business School. Such software is used by employers to filter job applicants, but is mistakenly rejecting millions of viable candidates, say the study’s authors....

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“Fawcett reveals in his preface he is ‘a left-wing liberal.’ He pledges, nonetheless, to be an objective political analyst who will avoid the temptation of indulging in ‘celebration’ or ‘caricature,’ and goes on to remind his leftist allies of the need for humility, asking, ‘If we’re so smart, how come we’re not in charge?’ (This question is based on a quick and rough calculation of the years conservatives and liberals have run their governments over much of the past century.) In his prescriptive argument for our own times, Fawcett points out the need to have conservatives who can ‘sustain democratic liberalism’ and accept ‘liberal and democratic ground rules.’”

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James W. Ceaser at Claremont Review of Books on Edmund Fawcett’s Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition. I’m enjoying the book immensely.  Fawcett does a nice job sticking to his knitting but his TDS reveals itself a bit (I’m used to to this and the book is well worth a read).   I’m including quotati...

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What an enormous global study can tell us about feeling better during the pandemic

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Vox: “…Recently, hundreds of researchers in 87 countries published the results of the largest cognitive reappraisal study to date in Nature Human Behavior. They were asking a simple question: Could they make people feel better about the pandemic, if only for one moment in time, by teachi...

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