ReHacked #58: 4-day workweek in Japan (debates), North Korea $1b hack (history), pornography and sexism and more

People who support a ban on pornography tend to hold more sexist views about women.

ReHacked #58: 4-day workweek in Japan (debates), North Korea $1b hack (history), pornography and sexism and more
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Because tomorrow is day-off in my country, midweek issue reaches you today. Have a great solstice holidays everyone and will met you again on Monday.

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Japan gov't backs 4-day workweek, but experts split #career #culture

Japan's government plans to encourage firms to let their employees choose to work four days a week instead of five, aiming to improve the balance between work and life for people who have family care responsibilities or need more time off to acquire new skills.

The government included the promotion of an optional four-day workweek in its annual economic policy guideline finalized Friday by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's Cabinet.

Experts are divided, however, on whether the new initiative, intended to address challenges posed by the country's labor shortage, will be widely accepted, with labor and management both voicing concerns about possible unwanted outcomes.

Towing A Tesla At 70 MPH Replenishes Battery At Fast Charger Rates #technology

Despite it could violate highway code, while towing the Model S at 70 mph, the battery was being replenished at an accelerated rate. <…> the car towed for some 25 miles, putting back electricity into the batter at a rate of 65 kW - not quite Supercharger speeds, not even V1 or V2 Superchargers that could muster up to 150 kW, but still pretty decent.

The Lazarus heist: How North Korea almost pulled off a billion-dollar hack #security #history #longread

The hack started at around 20:00 Bangladesh time on Thursday 4 February. But in New York it was Thursday morning, giving the Fed plenty of time to (unwittingly) carry out the hackers' wishes while Bangladesh was asleep.

The next day, Friday, was the start of the Bangladeshi weekend, which runs from Friday to Saturday. So the bank's HQ in Dhaka was beginning two days off. And when the Bangladeshis began to uncover the theft on Saturday, it was already the weekend in New York.

"So you see the elegance of the attack," says US-based cyber-security expert Rakesh Asthana. "The date of Thursday night has a very defined purpose. On Friday New York is working, and Bangladesh Bank is off. By the time Bangladesh Bank comes back on line, the Federal Reserve Bank is off. So it delayed the whole discovery by almost three days."

And the hackers had another trick up their sleeve to buy even more time. Once they had transferred the money out of the Fed, they needed to send it somewhere. So they wired it to accounts they'd set up in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. And in 2016, Monday 8 February was the first day of the Lunar New Year, a national holiday across Asia.

By exploiting time differences between Bangladesh, New York and the Philippines, the hackers had engineered a clear five-day run to get the money away.

People who support a ban on pornography tend to hold more sexist views about women, study finds #society #culture #psychology

People who support a ban on  pornography tend to hold more sexist views about women. Generally,  consuming pornography or supporting legal pornography was either  non-predictive of sexism, or predicted lower sexism.

Hyundai acquires controlling stake in U.S. robotics firm Boston Dynamics for $880 million #technology #economy

South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group has announced the acquisition of a controlling stake in the U.S robotics firm Boston Dynamics.

The deal was initiated last year in December, where the automaking firms will buy a share of $880 million. The deal will involve Hyundai and its affiliates, including Hyundai Motor Co., Hyundai Mobis Co., and Hyundai Glovis Co.

Hyundai Motor, Hyundai Mobis, Hyundai Glovis, and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Chung Euisun will have 30%, 20%, 10%, and 20% share respectively.

A demonstration of the flight deck crew rest bunk and the electronics  compartment below the cockpit. It's no real secret for anybody in  aviation and unauthorized persons can not get there for reasons I will  not show. So calling it a secret was a joke.

Deloitte tells staff they can work from home forever #career

Staff working at Deloitte will be able to work wherever they want when Covid restrictions are eased and work from home guidance is scrapped.

Staff at the Big Four firm will not be obligated to work from the office for a minimum number of days per week, as has been a typical response of Deloitte’s competitors.  

Some 15,000 Deloitte staff responded to an internal survey about the future of work at the Big Four firm, with more than 80 per cent of those saying they expected to work from a Deloitte office for two days or fewer per week.

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