Recommended Reading: Productivity surveillance | Engadget

Jodi Kantor and Arya Sundaram, The New York Times

Imagine if your employer only paid you for the hours you actively worked on your computer. The time you spend on the phone, completing paper tasks, or reading is not part of your compensation because your job cannot track these things with monitoring software. It’s not a far-fetched scenario – it’s already happening. Companies track, record and evaluate employees in the name of efficiency and accountability. And as you read this article, a simulation will show you what it’s like to be monitored.

Karen Wise, The New York Times

Weise writes about Dan Price, the former CEO of a payments processing company, who used his social media persona to “bury a troubled past.”

Rolf Winkler, The Wall Street Journal

A 29-year-old man sought help from online mental health startup Done, a company that “prescribes stimulants like Adderall in 10-minute video calls.” Band was already recovering and the sloppy patient monitoring couldn’t keep tabs on him. Promoting on social platforms, Done “promotes a one-minute ADHD assessment prior to its 30-minute evaluations” before “charging a $79 monthly service fee for “worry-free refills” and physician question-answers.”

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