Amazon admits its drivers sometimes have to pee in bottles

Amazon has posted an apology to Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) for a tweet last week denying that it makes its workers urinate in water bottles. The controversy started with a tweet by Pocan blasting Amazon for its treatment of workers—a topic of particular public interest as workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama were voting on whether to unionize. “Paying […]

The RetroBeat: How Dotemu makes retro gaming magic

If you’re a retro gaming fan like me, then Dotemu is probably one of your favorite modern studios. The company has made its name as a developer and publisher by reviving classic franchises with excellent games like Wonder Boy : The Dragon’s Trap and Streets of Rage 4. It’s also publishing a remake of the classic city-builder Pharaoh and developing […]

Supporting Greater Diversity Hiring in a Post-Geographic World

As the world grows increasingly digital during this pandemic, businesses need more tech talent than ever to support accelerated digital transformations, remote workers, and other tech investments. Leaders were already struggling to identify and recruit talent with the processes and resources they had before COVID-19, but as demand grows, the tech skills gap is stretching even wider. Companies’ inability to recruit the necessary talent […]

Feds say hackers are likely exploiting critical Fortinet VPN vulnerabilities

The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that advanced hackers are likely exploiting critical vulnerabilities in the Fortinet FortiOS VPN in an attempt to plant a beachhead to breach medium and large-sized businesses in later attacks. “APT actors may use these vulnerabilities or other common exploitation techniques to gain initial access to multiple government, commercial, and technology […]

10 New Technologies Set to Revolutionize Working from Home

The trend towards remote working has been evident now for at least a decade. And with Covid accelerating that trend, more than 40% of Americans now work from home full time. In a world used to social interaction, this sudden switch has led to many issues. Not least, higher levels of loneliness and boredom, leading to less productive employees, as […]

Real-world data shows vaccines kicking butt—including against scary variant

Enlarge / A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine inside the Viejas Arena on the campus of San Diego State University in San Diego, California, US on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Covid-19 Coverage View more stories In a small trial, the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine fully protected people from symptomatic COVID-19 caused by the worrisome B.1.351 coronavirus variant […]

Why machine learning struggles with causality

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. When you look at a baseball player hitting the ball, you can make inferences about causal relations between different elements. For instance, you can see the bat and the baseball player’s arm moving in unison, but you also know that it is the player’s arm […]

A New Way to Measure Company Culture and Empowerment in a Remote World

Understanding company culture has long been a holy grail for forward-thinking organizations. In general, research indicates that measuring company culture accurately is very difficult, but can lead to positive outcomes. HR, People Analytics, or company culture committees use exit interviews, surveys, or focus groups to measure the accuracy in company culture. Employee empowerment (which means giving employees a degree of […]