Thursday, July 10, 2014

Week in Review

According to an article in The New York Times this week, high level executives make up the majority of tablet users in the workplace. That may change, though, as in the workplace tablet usage increases.  It was predicted this week that, during 2015, manufacturer shipments of tablets will exceed shipments of desktops and laptops. This suggests more tablet use in the workplace going forward. While this is good news for the tablet industry, employers should be mindful of new data security issues in the headlines this week. A cyber forensic expert revealed this week that Google Glass wearers can steal tablet and smartphone passwords from almost ten feet away using software that maps the shadows of  fingertips typing on the tablet or smartphone. Read the article below to learn how this wearable technology is creating new security challenges.

Technology and the Workplace
Tablets in the Workplace:  a Corner Office Perk (NY Times)
The line between wearable technology and prosthetics is blurring (The Washington Post)
OK Glass, Go To The Office (WSJ)
LinkedIn Founder:  How to Fix the Way We Work (WSJ)
Does Your Work Track Its Employees?  (Minnesota Labor & Employment Law Blog)
Why employee use of social media 'off the clock' may still impact your workplace (The Employer Handbook Blog)

Technology and the Law
Google Glass wearers can steal your password (CNN)
TSA bans uncharged cellphones and laptops on some international flights (ABA Journal)
Why More Start-Ups Are Sharing Ideas Without Legal Protection (NY Times)
Senator Urges FTC To Investigate Facebook Manipulation Study (Forbes)
The new plague:  Computer viruses that extort you (CNN)

There's an App for That
More tablets to be sold than PCs in 2015, report says (LA Times)
The App That Lets You Spy on Yourself and Sell Your Own Data (WIRED)
PayPal's Braintree Moves To Be The Cash Register For Every App (Forbes)
Making sure politicians make good on campaign promises?  There's an app for that (CNN)
Can WeChat Become a Major Advertising Platform (WSJ)

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