Surveillance

Big Brother at Work: Employee Monitoring in the Analytics Age

Reading Time: 3 minutes Playing upon employers’ desires for greater “employee engagement” and more quantitative rationales for hiring decisions and performance appraisals, a new generation of employee surveillance and analytic technologies is creating advanced ways for managers to pick out the high-performers from the rest of their workforce.

The Cruel Cost of Extreme Dog Breeding

Reading Time: 7 minutes You wouldn’t expect to find animal cruelty among those who claim to love animals most—those who proudly breed and show off pets. But show breeders want their dogs to stand out from the crowd. As a result, we are seeing more dogs bred to develop exaggerated features, leaving the animals in chronic pain, or with respiratory issues, heart defects, and even seizures.