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Employers are increasingly turning to surveillance technology to monitor remote workers' activity on electronic devices and measure their productivity.


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Exploitation of Workers

When Microsoft promoted its own productivity monitoring tools, it was a clear sign this was becoming very mainstream. After labor groups like Prospect criticized productivity measuring tools in Microsoft 365 software, the company made changes to bolster privacy in the suite of apps, such as giving managers visibility into aggregated data rather than individual activity.

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