Microsoft Corp. said it plans to begin informing users of its online email and file-storage services if it suspects attackers associated with government agencies have tried to break into their accounts.
Sidecar Technologies Inc., a smaller rival to Uber whose investors include Google Inc.’s venture-capital arm and British billionaire Richard Branson, said in a blog post Tuesday it is shutting down its ride-sharing and delivery services and putting its team to work on new projects.
China passed a new anti-terrorism law that requires technology firms to help security agencies in the decryption of electronic data, but dropped an earlier proposal that would have required telecoms and Internet service providers to hand over encryption codes to Chinese authorities.
When recruiters are conducting reference checks, experts recommend that they talk to professional connections—specifically supervisors; tailor questions to the job being applied for; and ask behavioral-based, open-ended questions.
The talent acquisition function raises HR’s status as a strategic business partner when it moves beyond using the common transactional metrics to measure recruiting efficiency and instead aligns recruiting benchmarks with the company’s business mission.