If you saw my recent post on the best home security systems CNET has tested, then you know that you've got more options than ever these days. Upstart DIY systems like SimpliSafe, Abode, Ring Alarm and Nest Secure have given established powerhouses like ADT some dynamic new competition. Meanwhile, more and more homeowners are choosing to monitor their homes on their own via video doorbell.All of these systems rely on wireless transmissions within your home and to the cloud, too -- so what steps are these companies taking to keep those signals secure? And what about all of those video clips ($189 at Walmart) -- how do these companies handle the footage, and what steps do they take to protect user privacy? Now playing: Watch this: How to buy the right security camera for you 4:11 Those were the questions I asked six of the top systems we've written about. Specifically, I was interested in knowing what sort of encryption practices each system uses, as well as any measures … [Read more...] about How do home security systems handle your privacy?
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Gene Maddaus, provided by Published 6:00 am PDT, Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Photo: Brian Stauffer For Variety Photo: Brian Stauffer For Variety Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Brian Stauffer For Variety How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Every night, after the last show ended at the AMC theater in Santa Monica, Maria Alvarez arrived at work. She and her husband had a key to let themselves in. It was after midnight, and the building was empty. Together, they cleaned all seven auditoriums. They vacuumed the carpets and mopped the floors. They cleaned the bathrooms and restocked the toilet paper. They polished … [Read more...] about How America’s Biggest Theater Chains Are Exploiting Their Janitors
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
In June 2017, Mark Zuckerberg rewrote Facebook’s mission statement to better reflect its current priorities. In the future, he said, Facebook would have a strong focus on groups. Once you’ve reached most of the adult population of earth, it turns out that they would rather all not gather in the same virtual room. And so Facebook has set about promoting the creation of all manner of groups, and last week during a groups-focused event rolled out a suite of new features for administrators. In Bloomberg today, Selina Wang takes a look at the popular group Subtle Asian Traits, and considers what its growth means for the groups project overall. Fast-growing meme and community groups have been a bright spot for Facebook over the past several months amid a series of privacy scandals and the company’s own projections that people are spending less time on its namesake site. Subtle Asian Traits, while exceptionally popular, has origins typical of the genre: A group of … [Read more...] about How the fight over vaccines is fueled by web forums
Small organizations get creative to attract employees, then keep them healthier and happier. Dave Chase Published 7:00 am PST, Thursday, February 7, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Here's How to Offer Competitive Benefits Without Sacrificing Salary 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In a tightening labor market, employees expect (and receive) higher salaries and better benefits. Businesses must find innovative ways to stay competitive and attract top talent. This can be especially difficult for small business with limited financial resources. With a record number of … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Offer Competitive Benefits Without Sacrificing Salary