Category Archives: health

Workplace surveillance, from Russia with love

By | July 2, 2020

(Part 3 of a series on post-covid remote working. Part 2 here) Ok, so you’ve decided to install some workplace surveillance software, despite all the good reasons why you shouldn’t. Do you know exactly what you’re letting yourself in for? A basic question: Who, exactly, are these companies? Let’s take a look at one: StaffCop — the dude with… Read More »

Working from home will get ugly, but don’t blame the workers

By | June 30, 2020

Working from home has been a relative success story of these Covid-19 times, but from here on in it’s going to get ugly. Working from home isn’t for everyone, but that’s often because people haven’t tried it. Covid-19 has given a proverbial leg-up to those still wary of the fence. There are technology hurdles to overcome, as well… Read More »

The Changes A-coming

By | March 23, 2020

Covid-19 has reminded us, if we needed reminding, that people behave in unpredictable ways. We are not, it turns out, rational beings. Our leaders lead from the front, the back, not at all, or just feather their own nest first. People defy curfews; they cough on others, smear their saliva on lift buttons, and fight over toilet rolls.… Read More »

Is 5G Bad for You?

By | October 22, 2019

5G has reignited old discussions about whether mobile signals are bad for us — both from cell towers and from the devices themselves. I’m not a doctor, first off. But I think it’s at least worth taking a look at the data. A piece by Fierce Wireless’ Sue Marek points to some poor reporting on the 5G base… Read More »