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Can a four-day-a-week workweek really work?

It's been talked about for ages. And now, with the biggest pilot ever starting in the U.K., we're going to find out whether a four-day workweek actually, uh, works!

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California legislators put four-day workweek proposal on hold

Plans to reduce the standard workweek from 40 to 32 hours at larger firms have been shelved for now, but the bill could return.

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Q&A: The digital dollar — how would it work, what would it do?

Any effort to create a digital dollar will involve far more than just technology. Privacy regulations, security protocols, and legal issues pose greater challenges than software and networks. With that in mind, eCurrency CEO Jonathan...

Can your employer spy on your iPhone or Android phone?

California eyes law to protect workers from digital surveillance

Digital monitoring and AI supervision are increasingly prevalent in a wide range of job roles. With that in mind, the California State Assembly is working on a bill that could lead to a wide range of protections for employees in the...

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California eyes four-day workweek for larger firms

A bill proposed in the California legislature is already drawing fire from business, with one group warning that a shorter workweek would “discourage job growth” in the state.

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For Gen Z, bank accounts and cash are out, mobile wallets are in

Even as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is saying a digital dollar could become as trusted as cash, surveys of Gen Z and Millennials show they're already well on their way to accepting crypto for purchases and investments. The shift...

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Ukrainian IT industry says it’s still open for business

Ukraine’s leading IT trade association insists the country remains open for business and able to deliver technology projects to foreign clients, even amid the war with Russia and the ongoing refugee crisis.

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Lawmakers join growing push to create a 'digital dollar'

Lawmakers have joined the chorus of officials who want the US to create a digital currency that would virtually eliminate funds transfer waiting periods, cut fees and enable those without bank accounts to move money across borders....

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US, EU reach preliminary data privacy agreement

US President Biden and EU President von der Leyen say deal underscores shared values over data privacy and security surrounding transatlantic information sharing.

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How cryptocurrency is being used to funnel money to Ukraine

Bitcoin, Ethereum and other crypto currencies are being used to funnel money to Ukrainian causes as they are faster, cheaper and, in some ways, more secure than sending cash. So far, more than $63 million has been sent.

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Biden issues executive order on crypto regulation, stablecoin proposal

The new executive order represents a large-scale US policy shift on cryptocurrency and digital goods, centralizing and updating regulations for those markets.

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Russia is likely using cryptocurrency to thwart sanctions

US and European nations have called on cryptocurrency exchanges to block the Russian government, oligarchs, and others from using their systems to move money across borders. But it's a difficult task, at best, given that decentralized...

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After the SWIFT ban, can Russia find other routes for its money — including crypto?

Russia is exploring a myriad of ways to reroute its currency after the US and European nations imposed financial sanctions on the country for invading Ukraine; the sanctions include a ban from the SWIFT financial messaging network.

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Why SWIFT is the nuclear option of Russian financial sanctions

Cutting Russia off from the world's largest financial messaging network is perhaps the strongest sanction yet in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. But it could also have massive implications worldwide, impacting the EU and...

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New VA CIO focuses on digital transformation, EHR changeout

Kurt DelBene, a former Microsoft executive who's now the CIO of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, wants to focus on transforming the agency into a digital friendly organization that uses modern technologies such as telehealth...

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Will World War III begin in cyberspace?

It's not the 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine's borders that worries me as much as cyberattacks that can easily get out of hand.

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US gov’t plans for remote workers could spur private-sector push, too

The Biden administration appears poised to encourage remote work for 2 million US government workers as the COVID-19 pandemic eases and businesses look to fully re-open. The move could spur companies to follow suit.

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Jamf move improves enterprise security and compliance for macOS

Jamf has acquired a security and compliance tool that should make it easier for more enterprises to move to Macs.

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How Webex Legislate could boost government productivity, herald online voting

A big effort by Cisco to bring technology into government could help wary decision-makers get more comfortable with what tech can do.

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