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Toxic leaders and how to get over them once they’re gone
The Mandarin, 2 July 2019. When does an organisation have a duty of care to take action to support its people affected by toxic leadership?
Whistleblower strikes deal over handling of sensitive information in court
A couple gets killed and then the killer gets murdered – so, whodunit?
“The decline in liquor tax revenue caused by the anti-alcohol campaign [in the USSR] was of the same magnitude as the decline in oil export revenue.”
University of Toronto, June 2019. This paper seeks to illustrate some key examples of how analytics can be employed in the field of tax law. This essay provides both insights on how to improve the administration and content of tax law and policy, and insights for taxpayers seeking to understand the content of tax law.
the hackernews, 3 July 2019. Though the implementation weakness in Firefox has already been discussed on the Internet over and over again in previous years, this is the first time when someone has come up with a complete PoC attack that puts security and privacy of millions of Firefox users at risk.
Axios: “A malfunctioning dog leash could end up creating billions of dollars of potential liabilities for online marketplaces, with Amazon front and center. Background: A dog leash sold and shipped by The Furry Gang, one of the millions of small sellers that operate on Amazon’s marketplace, snapped, permanently blinding the buyer in her left eye.
- Amazon is responsible for the injury, according to a 2-1 decision from Philadelphia’s Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
- “Amazon’s involvement in transactions extends beyond a mere editorial function; it plays a large role in the actual sales process,” the opinion states.
- Our thought bubble: This ruling challenges the company’s longtime practice of effectively outsourcing quality control to its customers and their reviews. Amazon could now be held liable for all the random things that get sold on its site.
- What to watch: This isn’t just bad news for Amazon. The whole e-commerce sector — including companies like Walmart, eBay and Shopify — could come under fire.”
Programme: Introducing the Theme (0:00-24:28 – slides)
- Short overview of findings from the OCLC Open Content Survey—Titia van der Werf, OCLC Research
- IIIF and OCLC product development—Shane Huddlestone, OCLC Digital Collections Services (24:34-50:11 – slides)
- The state of IIIF at Europeana—Antoine Isaac, Europeana (50:30-1:13:30 – slides)
- The Global Digitised Dataset Network—Paul Gooding, University of Glasgow (1:13:54-1:45:33 – slides)
- Building corpora of open content in Philosophy: findings from the CatViS project—Rob Koopman (Architect, OCLC Global Engineering)
- Interacting with open collections: Ariadne, BolVis and KantVis—Shenghui Wang (Research Scientist, OCLC Research), Thom Castermans (PhD student at Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Eindhoven), Annapaola Ginammi (Researcher at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam)…”
McKinsey, July 2019. This interview a with a ‘happiness researcher’ shares some surprising results on connecting well-being, mental health, and how employers can play a role in improving employee lives at work.