Olivia Solon

Uber Stole Trade Secrets, Bribed Foreign Officials and Spied on Rivals, Filing Says

Uber allegedly engaged in a range of “unethical and unlawful intelligence collections”, including the theft of competitive trade secrets, bribery of foreign officials and spying on competitors and politicians, according to an explosive legal document published on Friday.

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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren’t slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every 10 minutes through their webcam.

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Study Finds Magic Mushrooms Are the Safest Recreational Drug

Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey.

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U.S. Border Agents Are Doing 'Digital Strip Searches' - Here's How to Protect Yourself

Last month, the US-born Nasa engineer Sidd Bikkannavar was pulled into additional screening when he entered the US after a two-week vacation in Chile. He was taken into a room and told to hand over his phone and passcode. He explained that the phone belonged to Nasa and contained important work-related data, but immigration officials insisted and handed him a document explaining that the penalty for refusing was “detention”. He eventually complied and they took his phone into a another room for 30 minutes before allowing him to leave.

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Has the Tech Bubble Peaked? Signs that the Startup Boom May Be Fizzling

If you were looking for an apartment in the Bay Area 18 months ago, realtors recommended you took your checkbook to viewings and were prepared to fork out for the deposit and first month’s rent – that’s $8,000 to $10,000 for a two-bedroom place in San Francisco – on the spot.

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