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Ending furlough will hit older workers hard: How to soften the blow

UK employers affected by the pandemic have been able to put their employees on furlough thanks to the coronavirus job retention scheme, with the government covering 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. The furlough scheme is set to wind down in.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJun 17th, 2021

A Silicon Valley VC firm with $1.8B in assets was hit by ransomware

Advanced Technology Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm with more than $1.8 billion in assets under its management, was hit by a ransomware attack in July that saw cybercriminals steal personal information on the company’s private i.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 38 min. ago

Amazon Unlawfully Confiscated Union Literature, NLRB Finds

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Motherboard: Amazon illegally prohibited an employee from giving workers pro-union literature, confiscated that literature, and gave workers the impression that their organizing activity was being surveilled a.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News10 hr. 11 min. ago

NASA science chief says it’s OK to be “worried” or “terrified” about Webb

"This mission has a very troubled story with chapters that were disappointing." Enlarge / NASA's science chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, has worked hard to bring the oft-delayed James Webb Space Telescope to the launch pad. (credit: NASA) For scienti.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

If YouTube’s algorithms radicalize people, it’s hard to tell from the data

Tracking user behavior shows that most people don't go down radical rabbit holes. Enlarge / YouTube's recommendation algorithm probably didn't send them to Washington, DC. (credit: Brent Stirton / Getty Images) We've all seen it happen: Watch.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News11 hr. 11 min. ago

Smartphone shipment rebounds in India

Sales of smartphone in India took a hit by the resurgence of COVID-19 in the second quarter this year, but when compared with the same period in 2020, sales have seen considerable growth of 82%, rising to 33 million units, according to Counterpoint R.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News22 hr. 39 min. ago

Steam Survey Shows Linux Marketshare Hitting 1.0%

According to Steam Survey numbers for July 2021, Steam on Linux hit a 1.0% marketshare, or a +0.14% increase over the month prior. Phoronix reports: This is the highest we have seen the Steam on Linux marketshare in a number of years and well off the.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Trapped saltwater caused mangrove death after Hurricane Irma

When Hurricane Irma hit southern Florida in September of 2017, the storm buffeted coastal mangrove forests with winds over 116 mph—strong enough to rip off leaves, break branches, and snap tree trunks in half. Of the mangrove forest damaged by Hurr.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

PrintNightmare isn’t over, as Windows is hit with another printing vulnerability

A cybersecurity researcher has found yet another bug in the Windows Print Spooler, continuing the saga of PrintNightmare......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Ecologists outline methods for reaching global biodiversity targets

Nature is, in many ways, hard to measure, yet researchers have spent decades searching for ways to best quantify its health and create benchmarks for conservation. Now, an international team led by Montana State University ecologist Andrew Hansen hop.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Google is ending sign-in support for Android Gingerbread and older devices next month

They've probably become paperweights or long-shelved and forgotten about in a drawer for many users, but those still holding onto their Android Gingerbread phones and tablets need to know that Google won't let them sign-in to its apps and services fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Views from Taiwan (5): Who is the top dog to hit a big time for 5G handsets?

Following the 5G commercial launch, 5G handsets have experienced a surge in shipments since 2020, and China is the foremost market in terms of volume, keeping other countries at bay......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Fires rage across southern Europe, forcing hundreds to evacuate

Dozens of villages were evacuated in tourist hotspots in southern Turkey on Sunday as wildfires that have claimed eight lives raged for a fifth day, while blazes also hit Greece, Italy and Spain......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2021

Amazon Now Employs Almost 1 Million People in the US - or 1 in Every 169 Workers

"Amazon now employs almost 1 million people in the U.S. — or 1 in every 169 workers," reports NBC News: Amazon has revealed for the first time the number of people it employs in the U.S., putting the figure at 950,000, according to the e-comme.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Big tech companies are at war with employees over remote work

CEOs want workers back at their desks. Employees and the virus have other plans. Enlarge / Apple offices in northern California. (credit: Apple) All across the United States, the leaders at large tech companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

It"s the Hottest Job Market in 20 Years for Tech Workers

Tribune News Services says we're now experiencing the "hottest job market for tech workers since dot-com era" There's an air of desperation among tech employers this summer. Software talent, it seems, is in such high demand that companies are morphin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Is Remote Work Forcing Smaller Cities to Compete With Big Tech Salaries?

Remote working seems like a boon to smaller cities, Reuters reports: About 30 per cent of remote workers plan on moving, according to two recent surveys: an April poll of 1,000 tech workers by nonprofit One America Works and a June survey of 1,006 na.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Best cheap Google Home and Google Nest deals for August 2021

It's hard to beat the convenience of asking Google questions without using your smartphone or computer......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

China roundup: Keep down internet upstarts, cultivate hard tech

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The tech industry in China has had quite a turbulent week. The government is u.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Virtual Contact Worse Than No Contact For Over-60s In Lockdown, Says Study

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Virtual contact during the pandemic made many over-60s feel lonelier and more depressed than no contact at all, new research has found. Many older people stayed in touch with family and friends d.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021

Amazon hit with record $885 million fine for violating EU privacy rules

Amazon seems to be doing relatively well under its new leadership, but the company's growth is slowing down and the shortcuts taken to achieve its gargantuan size are biting again. The retail giant has been fined a whopping €746 million ($885 milli.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJul 31st, 2021