A California woman allegedly got fired because she deleted her employer’s tracking app from her cell phone. The app let them follow her every move 24/7, and while it’s claimed that such an app is for tracking business mileage for expense reports and things like that, she says her employer bragged about tracking employees off duty and knowing how fast they were driving.
The Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia and killing at least seven people, was hurtling along at 106 miles-per-hour when it crashed. The speed limit in that area is 80 miles-per-hour.
In technology news, on Wednesday the House of Representatives passed the USA Freedom Act. The bill would end the NSA’s bulk collection of cell phone metadata. Instead the your cell phone provider will hold onto your metadata, and search for cromulent information they get a court order asking for specific information from specific accounts.
Your interesting stat of the day: According to the pencil pushers at FiveThirtyEight, 40 percent of characters who were Avengers in the comic books died at least once.
Each morning Keith Conrad will give you a few stories useful for starting conversations around the water cooler at work. Assuming that your office actually has a water cooler.