It is the dream of practically every American to be their own boss. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., is offering a plan to make that a reality — sort of — for many workers by requiring firms with more than $1 billion in revenue to acquire a federal charter and fill at least 40 percent of their board seats with employee representatives. The idea, known as co-determination, is already reality in Germany and Scandinavia. And as socialists talking of “democratic workplaces” surge in popularity, apparently it’s gaining traction here. The fact that Germany and others manage to make it work should quiet fears on the right that co-determination must necessarily cause some sort of corporate holocaust. And yet, the fact that co-determination seems to truly succeed only in one fairly small area of Europe should give the left some pause, too. Scandinavian culture, vastly more collaborative and trusting than American culture, has no disasters comparable to those … [Read more...] about Is American capitalism ready for ‘democratic workplaces’?
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While Russian intelligence agents employed a sophisticated scheme to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, they used a simple hacking technique, among others, to infiltrate the email accounts of Democratic operatives, according to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest indictment. And that technique – known as “spear phishing” -remains a threat not just to campaign officials but to employees and consumers. Spear phishing is a scam in which cyber criminals pose as trusted sources and send phony electronic messages to targeted individuals to trick them into revealing sensitive information. In the case of John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, it was a misleading email that looked like a security notification from Google, asking Podesta to change his password by clicking an embedded link, according to the indictment filed Friday. Podesta followed the email’s instructions, changing his password and giving hackers … [Read more...] about What is ‘spear phishing’ anyway?
U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence. The findings are the latest to show ongoing activity inside North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities at a time when the country’s leaders are engaged in arms talks with the United States. The new intelligence does not suggest an expansion of North Korea’s capabilities but shows that work on advanced weapons is continuing weeks after President Trump declared in a Twitter … [Read more...] about U.S. spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles
Ellen Nakashima and Joby Warrick, The Washington Post Published 6:45 pm CDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is constructing new missiles at a factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, according to officials familiar with the intelligence. Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe classified intelligence. MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing Firefighter injured while battling blaze at San Antonio apartment complex Media: San Antonio Express-News Wife stabbed husband during fight at NW side home, police say Media: San Antonio Express-News SAPD: Driver arrested … [Read more...] about US spy agencies: North Korea is working on new missiles
Erica Breunlin Knoxville News Sentinel Published 9:00 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 In a year of heightened school violence, with mass shootings claiming lives at schools in Parkland, Florida; Santa Fe, Texas; and Benton, Kentucky, school districts across the country are making changes, from installing bullet-proof glass to adding metal detectors to hiring additional security officers. What is being done in Knox County to guarantee the families of 60,000 students in 88 schools that those children will return home safely when some of their peers around the nation have not? For Knox County Schools Chief of Security Gus Paidousis, the question weighs heavily. His answer, in part, is the 24 school security officers hired to fill existing vacancies among the total of 105 officers. Knox County Sheriff's Office Capt. Les Mullins said four additional law enforcement officers from KCSO will be added to the schools, bringing the total to 29. And within city limits, 14 … [Read more...] about What is Knox County Schools doing to improve security before the new year?