“I know I only have like 12 followers but look at this . . .” Mills wrote. “@Wayfair is supplying the concentration camps and their employees are pissed about it.” The tweet spread virally online and caught Wayfair employees by surprise. They didn’t set out to become activists, but once they grasped the possibility of the moment, they had other social movements to look to as models. Employees at other big tech firms had helped created a playbook that turns diffuse pockets of dissent into an organized force that reaches the executive offices or the public in a hurry — and that is easily copied. Using a channel on Wayfair’s Slack internal messaging platform, employees came together quickly. Within two hours, an @Wayfairwalkout Twitter account was sending out missives outlining the activists’ demands. A Facebook page with details on the planned protest cropped up. Employees conferred with activists at Google who had … [Read more...] about Wayfair walkout is part of a new era of employee activism
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Politics | A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes. NSO, a private company based in Herzliya, Israel, has hired former government hackers to ply their trades for foreign governments and wealthy private clients. Credit Credit Corinna Kern for The New York Times Supported by ByMark Mazzetti, Adam Goldman, Ronen Bergman and Nicole Perlroth March 21, 2019 The man in charge of Saudi Arabia’s ruthless campaign to stifle dissent went searching for ways to spy on people he saw as threats to the kingdom. He knew where to go: a secretive Israeli company offering technology developed by former intelligence … [Read more...] about A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments
Peter Altmaier, Germany's economy minister, announced measures to protect the country from what Berlin sees as the growing economic threat from China and the US. The government’s National Industry Strategy 2030 was presented on Tuesday during a news conference in the German capital. Germany hopes to revitalise innovation within the country, which Altmaier said has fallen behind in recent years. With this new strategy, more government support would be provided for nine industrial sectors: chemicals, engineering, medical devices, aerospace, automotive and green technology. It also provides the government with the ability to take over shares of companies if it is deemed necessary. This defensive position comes as Germany, the EU's largest economy, is battling to compete with China and the US. You can watch the Raw Politics panel discuss this story in the video player, above. … [Read more...] about Germany first? Is Berlin moving towards a new era of protectionism?
The two sides have pledged to further develop their relations to a new high by adopting the China-ASEAN Strategic Partnership Vision 2030 last month, which is widely seen as a role model for cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region, the Xinhua News Agency reported.In 2003, China and ASEAN decided to establish their strategic partnership, opening up a new chapter in the bilateral relations. Over the past 15 years, the partnership has endured a changing international landscape and theỉ cooperation has continued to deliver real benefits to the countries and the peoples of the region.China and ASEAN are firmly committed to good-neighborliness and friendship while enhancing political and security ties to create stability across the Asia-Pacific. Under this partnership, the two sides have properly managed sensitive issues and disputes through dialogue and negotiation in order to keep their relationship on track.The flag of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) (Photo: … [Read more...] about China, ASEAN enter new era of deeper strategic partnership
Jakarta, Nov 23 (ANTARA News) - Entering the industrial era 4.0, digitazation is indispensable in every sphere, including the port industry, in order to boost productivity and global competitiveness. One of the ports is PT Pelindo II, or Indonesia Port Corporation (IPC), which has since 2016 begun applying a digital system covering seaside, terminal, and other supporting activities. This is no half-hearted endeavor, as IPC has budgeted Rp1 trillion for financing until 2020 to realize a digital airport. This digitalization effort holds significance, especially at the Tanjung Priok Port, as one of the IPC operating areas, accounting for 70 percent of Indonesia`s export and import activities. Hence, ensuring smooth flow at the port of Jakarta, including loading and unloading processes, is substantial, as the impact is directly felt on the real sector. The flow of goods and loading and unloading are certainly inseparable from the dwelling time at ports that continues to be pressed. … [Read more...] about News Focus : Digital transformation to usher in new era of port development by Eliswan Azly