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Comment: Re:"Better safe than sorry" right?? (Score 1) 134

The point your missing is while the censorship itself is always a problem, the real problem is that the simple act of putting something outrageous on YouTube or even TV always needs to be prefaced with the idiot protection disclaimer, "don't try this at home" or some variation thereof. How stupid have we become as a society that we actually have to tell the stupider amongst us that this isn't a good idea to emulate?

Comment: Trojan horse?? (Score 5, Insightful) 107

I think it's pretty irresponsible to refer to a legitimate and legal marketing tactic that is in use by Google and Yahoo as "Trojan Horse". Users know when they install a Bing search app that their searches are not going to Google... Not sure whether that comment came from teh reference article or the poster, but it's a little over the top, even for MS haters on ./

+ - Marissa Mayer On Turning Around Yahoo ->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "For the 20th anniversary of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer discusses how she's trying to reinvent the company. In a wide-ranging interview, Mayer shares her vision for fixing the company’s past mistakes, including a major investment in mobile and a new ad platform. Yet she’s been dogged by critics who see her as an imperious micromanager, who criticize her $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr, and who fault her for moving too slowly. The company’s executives explain that the business could only return to health after she first halted Yahoo’s brain drain and went big on mobile. As one Yahoo employee summarized Mayer’s thinking: "“First people, then apps.""
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+ - The 7 Warning Signs Of Rogue Employees

Submitted by snydeq
snydeq (1272828) writes "InfoWorld's Roger Grimes offers some hard-earned lessons in dealing with fellow employees who have been caught embezzling from the company, illegally accessing private emails, or using customer credit card data to buy computer equipment for their home. 'As technology becomes more powerful and computer systems become increasingly rife with sensitive data, one facet of the people side of IT finds itself under increased scrutiny: Trust. Over the past three decades, I’ve made wonderful hires, people that my gut told me were the right candidates for the job, then went on to prove themselves beyond my wildest expectations. But every once in a while, I’ve missed early warnings signs that an otherwise great candidate or talented, hardworking employee lacked, let’s call it, a strong moral compass.'"

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