Monday, June 17, 2024

Azeri Enclave in Czech Republic

 At Heydar Aliyev Airport in Baku, you can always count on the business class checkin line at the Azerbaijan Airlines Prague flight being just as long as the one for economy class.

That’s because Azerbaijan's ruling clique have made the Czech Republic a favored destination in recent years.

They have come not just as high-end tourists to see its rich historical sites and natural beauty – but as investors as well. Officials of oil-rich Azerbaijan, including members of the Aliyev ruling family, have established companies in Prague, bought land, and built hotels and luxury villas most of them focused around in the famous spa city of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad).

Azeri Enclave in Czech Republic

Your employer might be spying on your tech. Here’s how to check.

Washington Post: “Your employer may be able to see everything you’re doing on your phone or computer. They might know you’re reading this article right now. (Hi!) But how can you be sure? Companies have a growing number of ways to keep tabs on workers. They can gather details from common workplace apps and use special monitoring software to see what’s happening on the company’s WiFi.

 The goal may be to protect sensitive company information or track employee performance, but there are bigger privacy implications for the people being watched. “There’s little transparency,” said Hayley Tsukayama, associate director of legislative activism at the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).

 “Even figuring out what is on your computer can be a huge step to figuring out how you want to deal with it.” While there’s no foolproof way to know whether you’re being monitored, some techniques could provide insight, according to privacy and security experts…”