This week’s news mashup pulls from all over the internet, including enhanced security, a massive breach, and the changing professional landscape, post-COVID-19 and the George Floyd murder. Learn about how you are and aren’t protected in the way of free speech and how to participate in the ever-growing world of streaming online content.
Dropbox adds password manager, vault, and other security features
The cloud-based storage company announced new security features for its Dropbox Pule users. It includes a password manager (similar to LastPass) and a vault (similar to Microsoft OneDrive’s personal vault) , designed to provide additional security for sensitive information users may be storing in the cloud. Using a pin, Dropbox Plus users can access sensitive information on and offline safely and securely. Learn more about this new technology at TechRepublic.
South Africa’s PostBank is Replacing 12 Million Bank Cards After Major Security Breach
Rogue employees stole PostBank’s 26-digit master key during a data center move back in 2018. This theft, which exposed millions of individual credentials and personal information, has resulted in the loss of 3.35 million dollars that was supposed to go to social programs receiving grant money. In addition to this loss, PostBank has had to reissue 12 million bank cards at a cost of 58.7 million dollars to the firm. Reports show that the breach hasn’t been completely addressed, potentially leaving those who bank at PostBank vulnerable to further breach. Read about this story at Security Boulevard.
Can you be fired for protesting and posting on social media? Attorney Karen Conti explains
While public employers have to respect first amendment rights for their employees, private employers do not. Employers can punish employees for not showing up for work if they opt to go protest. Private companies have the liberty to discipline (or even fire) employees for voicing their political views, whether via protest or online personas. Discrimination laws still apply, meaning that one view can’t be disciplined while the opposite isn’t. Listen to the full story at WGNRadio.
What Does COVID-19 Mean For The Future Of Work?
Massive changes in the workplace began when COVID-19 hit, but the changes seemed to have permanently transformed professional (and personal) life for good. The average American now streams roughly 8 hours of internet content per day and most professionals are able to work from home, seemingly indefinitely. Read more about the changes taking place, the context and history of officework in general, and what we might be able to expect in the long-term, post-COVID at Forbes.