Gig-economy workers beware: Know what you’re cashing when you get a surprise cheque — Financial Post

The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees. Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and other U.S. companies that rely on contract work have dealt with this question in a number of ways: staging PR campaigns, hiring lobbyists and arguing in court that they’re software platforms, not employers. At… via Gig-economy workers beware: Know what you’re cashing when you get a surprise cheque — Financial Post Continue reading Gig-economy workers beware: Know what you’re cashing when you get a surprise cheque — Financial Post

Tuesday Reads: Mostly Manafort — Sky Dancing

Good Morning!! Lots of news breaking on Paul Manafort after the Mueller filing yesterday informing the court that Manafort lied repeatedly to the FBI after agreeing to a plea deal. The Guardian just released a blockbuster story, although quite several Intelligence experts on Twitter are questioning whether it’s legit. The Guardian: Manafort held secret talks with […] via Tuesday Reads: Mostly Manafort — Sky Dancing @brownrbjr2002 I will say, future campaigns will change the way they conduct (maybe) their affairs for running for public office. Continue reading Tuesday Reads: Mostly Manafort — Sky Dancing

Privatcy & National Security Debate

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute, “You had to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Supposedly the National Security Administration is going to stop collecting certain internet communications that merely mention […] via Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall For The NSA’s Latest Ploy — peoples trust toronto Continue reading Privatcy & National Security Debate

Did you Know #InstaGram Policy?

Related to the video “Who owns your data?” I posted yesterday (see Who owns your data?), here you have a pic of some of the using terms of the app Instagram. Please take a look at it. Maybe if we read the terms before accepting them, we won’t use the app!! It’s got interesting vocabulary about […] via Instragram using terms — 2016-17 C1 Course Continue reading Did you Know #InstaGram Policy?

NCAA Pay Players Policy & School’s $$$

As the players lace up for yet another NCAA Final Four championship game, they must know that their hard work and talent generates billions (with a “B”) of dollars for their respective schools, TV networks, coaches, sponsors, local economies and just about everyone except for themselves. NCAA players can’t be paid because of an old, […] via The NCAA Jig’s Up! — Continue reading NCAA Pay Players Policy & School’s $$$