Technology's impact on privacy took center stage in news headlines this week. The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR) both reported on alternative software tools to track employees in the workplace - one tool identifies inside security threats and another tracks employee productivity. Our blog post earlier this week also discussed this issue, highlighting both upsides to employee monitoring and some of the downsides and risks. In addition, there was big privacy news coming out of the United States Supreme Court this week. In a highly anticipated ruling, the Court ruled for privacy rights, holding that police officers will no longer be allowed to conduct warrantless searches of a cellphone after an arrest. While this decision is not an employment case, it marks the first time that the Supreme Court has indicated that data on a private technology device may be constitutionally protected.

Technology and the Workplace
Unblinking Eyes Track Employees (NYTimes)
Software That Sees Employees, Not Outsiders, As The Real Threat (NPR)
New Offering for Job Seekers:  Fewer Embarrassing Social Media Photos (NYTimes)
Facebook Post Means No Unemployment Benefits for Nurse (Delaware Employment Law Blog)
Hi, I'm a Tablet.  I'll Be Your Waiter Tonight (NYTimes)

Technology and the Law
Cops Need A Warrant To Search Your Phone, Rules Supreme Court (Forbes)
Why the Supreme Court Cellphone Ruling Is A Really Big Deal (Mashable)
Debt collectors turn to social media to track down delinquents (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
ABA:  Lawyers Can Scour Jurors' Social Media Sites (ABC News)
Proposed new FAA rules set stage for stricter enforcement against business use of drones (ABA Journal)

There's an App for That
Network Lets You Sell Your Data For Cloud Storage (WSJ)
Meet Slidejoy:  The App That Pays You To See Ads On Your Phone's Lock Screen (WSJ)
App maker ordered to stop auctioning public parking spots (LA Times)
Google Glass Gets Shazam, Livestream, and a World Cup App (Mashable)
The Emoji Doctor Will See You Now (Mashable)

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