STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Companies must tell employees in advance if their work email accounts are being monitored without unduly infringing their privacy, the European Court of Human Rights said in a ruling on Tuesday defining the scope of corporate email snooping.In a judgment in the case of a man fired 10 years ago for using a work messaging account to communicate with his family, the judges found that Romanian courts failed to protect Bogdan Barbulescus private correspondence because his employer had not given him prior notice it was monitoring his communications.Email privacy has become a hotly contested issue as more people use corporate mobile phones and work addresses for personal correspondence even as employers demand the right to monitor email and computer usage to ensure staff use work email appropriately and to protect their systems.
PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT reasons for getting involved in public service. For some, its an ephemeral pull that manifested as early as a race for fourth grade class president. For others, its to serve the poor and the voiceless. Some come at it on behalf of tax cuts or a small government mindset, some with a patriotic bent, determined to defend the countrys national security.Still others hope to one day have the opportunity to deport a whole bunch of young people who were brought into the country as little kids.For 10 Republican attorneys general across the country, that dream is finally coming true.In June, the 10 of them, joined by one Republican governor, threatened to sue President Donald Trumps administration unless it ended DACA by Tuesday, September 5. And so, on Tuesday, Trump announced he would wind down the program. (He might not really do it, but thats a different story.)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Advanced hackers have targeted United States and European energy companies in a cyber espionage campaign that has in some cases successfully broken into the core systems that control the companies operations, according to researchers at the security firm Symantec.Malicious email campaigns have been used to gain entry into organizations in the United States, Turkey and Switzerland, and likely other countries well, Symantec said in a report published on Wednesday.The cyber attacks, which began in late 2015 but increased in frequency in April of this year, are probably the work of a foreign government and bear the hallmarks of a hacking group known as Dragonfly, Eric Chien, a cyber security researcher at Symantec, said in an interview.
Today I want to share a new video about a special place which evokes contradictory feelings. Its impossible to not be entranced by the beauty of the Kremenchuk reservoir. At the same time, many hate it as a manmade imposition. Its creation from 1956 to 1959 forced the residents of over 200 villages to abandon their homes without any assistance or compensation. On top of that, imagine the the feelings associated with knowing that the place of your birth, the place where your lifes memories are built has been literally washed off the face of the planet. In total, 212 villages were flooded and 133 people moved out of the valley. But this video isnt about those people and their fate, but about the feelings, the emotions, that the water elicits.
Today the Kremenchuk reservoir is the largest in Ukraine with an area of 2252 km2 and a volume of 13.5km3
Despite knowing their history, I cant help but admire these landscapes. They inspire me.
P.S. This video was unplanned. The large majority of the footage was filmed incidentally at different times over the course of the last year. Today it practically assembled itself into the short video before you now.
Film & edit: Vadym Sapatrylo
Music: Ryan Taubert – We Wish It Was Never Light (licensed by musicbed.com)
Gis & cartography: Fedir Gontsa
Nikon D800 + Nikkor 85mm/f1.4 + Carl Zeiss 25mm/f2.8
Dji Phantom 2 + Gopro 3+
Kessler Cineslider + Second shooter
Trumps decision to kill DACA never mind the attempt to obscure things with that meaningless delay is, first and foremost, a moral obscenity: throwing out 800,000 young people who are Americans in every way that matters, who have done nothing wrong, basically for racial reasons. But its also worth noting that Jeff Sessions just tried to sell it with junk economics, claiming that the Dreamers are taking American jobs. No, they arent, even if we leave aside the question of whos an American. DACA is very much a boon to the rest of the U.S. population, and killing it will make everyone worse off.
So this is a double blow to the U.S. economy; it will make everyone worse off. There is no upside whatever to this cruelty, unless you just want to have fewer people with brown skin and Hispanic surnames around. Which is, of course, what this is really all about.
Paul Krugman i New York Times