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How My Boss Monitors Me While I Work From Home

The New York Times – As we shelter in place in the pandemic, more employers are using software to track our work — and us: “…With millions of us working from home in the coronavirus pandemic, companies are hunting for ways to ensure that we are doing what we are supposed to. Demand has surged for software that can monitor employees, with programs tracking the words we type, snapping pictures with our computer cameras and giving our managers rankings of who is spending too much time on Facebook and not enough on Excel. The technology raises thorny privacy questions about where employers draw the line between maintaining productivity from a homebound work force and creepy surveillance…”

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