NY-NJ port downplays fears over impact of new drayage rules

New Jersey is the latest battleground in the independent contractor/employee issue in ports across the nation between owner-operator truck drivers, who want to retain their independent status, and the companies that contract them, on one side, and on the other side unions, who want to increase the ranks of employee… Source: http://www.joc.com

October 3, 2018
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Brain Scans Can Detect Who Has Better Skills, Research Says

To gain new insight into how highly specialized workers learn skills or react to stressful situations, researchers are leveraging advanced scanning technologies to look at what’s happening inside the brain. From a report: In the latest findings, a team of researchers studied surgeons as they performed surgical simulations and found they could identify novice from experienced surgeons by analyzing brain scans taken as the physicians worked [The story could be…

October 3, 2018
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The Effects of GDPR’s 72-Hour Notification Rule

The EU’s GDPR regulation requires companies to report a breach within 72 hours. Alex Stamos, former Facebook CISO now at Stanford University, points out how this can be a problem: Interesting impact of the GDPR 72-hour deadline: companies announcing breaches before investigations are complete. 1) Announce & cop to max possible impacted users. 2) Everybody is confused on actual impact, lots of rumors. 3) A month later truth is included…

October 3, 2018
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Freelancing platform Upwork closes up 40% on its first day of trading, with shares reaching $21, raising $187.1M+; the company is now valued at $1.5B (Chris O’Brien/VentureBeat)

October 3, 2018

Chris O’Brien / VentureBeat: Freelancing platform Upwork closes up 40% on its first day of trading, with shares reaching $21, raising $187.1M+; the company is now valued at $1.5B  —  Freelancing platform Upwork’s IPO received a hearty welcome on Wall Street as its public debut on the markets capped an unlikely journey … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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