How Companies Learn Your Secrets

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Description: Andrew Pole had just started working as a statistician for Target in 2002, when two colleagues from the marketing department stopped by his desk to ask an odd question: “If we wanted to figure out if a customer is pregnant, even if she didn’t want us to know, can you do that? ” Source:… Read more »

Business schools test drive the iPad

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Description: The main benefit of the iPad is portability and convenience, he says. “This is something I can easily pack, which doesn’t apply to textbooks.” It also helps with organisation. “I have stacks of material that fill up my entire small desk . . . I’m not even halfway through [the programme] and I’m drowning in text books.” Source:… Read more »

When employees cross the line online

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Description: Most everybody posts online these days. But in an age of conspicuous opinionation, how does an employer know when an employee has crossed the line? Source: Globe & Mail.com Date: Jan 31, 2011 The boundaries between work life and home life are dissolving, just as the difference between public and private communication is becoming… Read more »

Google admits to accidentally collecting e-mails, URLs, passwords

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Description: Thousands of websites and millions of pieces of private data are increasingly in one big cloud, where some of the old rules of data security are out the window. Source: CNN.Tech Date: Oct 23, 2010 Google admitted in a blog post Friday that external regulators have discovered that e-mails, URLs and passwords were collected and stored… Read more »