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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office
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County IT Supervisor Is Accused of Mining Bitcoin at the Office

An IT supervisor is accused of hiding 46 devices used for mining cryptocurrency in Suffolk County offices, costing the county thousands of dollars in electricity...

Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?
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Can Japan Close Gender Gap to Address Tech Worker Shortage?

Japan is pushing to digitally modernize itself, but one of the developed world's starkest gender gaps is holding it back.

Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers
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Why Apple Won Its Legal Settlement With Developers

Apple said it had made major concessions, but a closer examination suggests that the tech giant and the app makers' lawyers were big winners.

Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers
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Spies for Hire: China's New Breed of Hackers

China's state security ministry is recruiting from a vast pool of private-sector hackers who often have their own agendas and sometimes use their access for commercial...

Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists
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Are You Confused by Scientific Jargon? So Are Scientists

Scientific papers containing lots of specialized terminology are less likely to be cited by other researchers.

How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era
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How to Manage Performance Evaluations in the Work-From-Home Era

Performance reviews are not easy to pull off in the best of times, and managers can find them more challenging as work-from-home drags on.

Pandemic Twist: Job Interviews Without Interviewers
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Pandemic Twist: Job Interviews Without Interviewers

Some companies are collecting video responses to questions and using online games to measure a person's skills instead of conducting job interviews during the pandemic...

Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity But Lack the Data
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Scientific Journals Commit to Diversity But Lack the Data

Many prominent scientific publishers say they do not track the number of black or minority ethnic scientists whose work appears in their journals.

Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers
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Trump Moves to Tighten Visa Access for High-Skilled Foreign Workers

The Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. tech companies have long valued.

Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students
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Changing Course, U.S. Allows Visas for Online Students

The Trump administration said it would no longer require foreign students to attend in-person classes during the coronavirus pandemic in order to remain in the...

Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?
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Are Companies More Productive in a Pandemic?

Many claim their employees are hyper efficient while working from home. But there are social and emotional costs to ambition in isolation.

A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent
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A U.S. Secret Weapon in A.I.: Chinese Talent

New research shows scientists educated in China help American firms and schools dominate the cutting-edge AI field. Industry leaders worry that worsening political...

Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers
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Google Rescinds Offers to Thousands of Contract Workers

Google, facing an advertising slump due to the coronavirus pandemic, has rescinded offers to several thousand people who had agreed to work at the company as temporary...

A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?
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A Few Cities Have Cornered Innovation Jobs. Can That Be Changed?

A report found that 13 innovation industries were mainly sited in a handful of urban areas in the U.S.

AI Researchers See Danger of Haves, Have-Nots
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AI Researchers See Danger of Haves, Have-Nots

The growing cost of artificial intelligence research means that fewer people can easily access computing power to advance the technology, which scientists warn...

When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says
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When the AI Professor Leaves, Students Suffer, Study Says

A study by researchers from the University of Rochester found an exodus of artificial intelligence professors from North American universities to the private sector...

How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country
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How a State Plans to Turn Coal Country Into Coding Country

Driven by a tech-industry vision of rural economic revival, Wyoming is requiring all of its K-12 public schools to offer computer science.

The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years
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The Gender Gap in Computer Science Research Won't Close for 100 Years

Women will not reach parity with men in writing published computer science research in this century if current trends hold, according to a new study from the Allen...

Tech Workers Are Sick of '996,' China's Version of Hustle Culture
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Tech Workers Are Sick of '996,' China's Version of Hustle Culture

Chinese programmers once embraced working 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. But online, discontent is brewing.

A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick
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A New Recruitment Tool for Construction: The Joystick

Plastic excavators, bulldozers and cranes fueled by imagination have long captivated toddlers. Now, the construction industry is trying to attract teenagers with...
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