Yeah. We call them Firemen.
Yes, it is unfortunate that it hampers this kid's attempt at exposing the bullying... But the law is there to protect everyone from being recorded without their express consent. The fact that the recording was used for good does not make it legal, and I know that sucks in this case... but overall, the law is better left intact for the greater good. It's protecting you, all of you, from someone recording you and using it against you. Do you *really* want to lose that protection because of this one case? I hope not. Because once you lose a protection like that, it's gone forever. I say that again, it would be gone FOREVER. And in days... not weeks, not years, you would see people falling prey to the loss of that protection. Then you will look back and think, "What have we done?"
Don't get me wrong, I was bulllied horribly growing up. It was terrible! But losing this one legal protection we have to deal with bullies is not the answer.
Don't know what the real answer is... anything I dream up is just as illegal, as I was bullied myself and can only think of mean ways to deal with them. But losing our rights and legal protections is the *worst* way to go.
It doesn't need ads. They want the juicy data. Who you talk to, what do you talk about. Then they can use that data to make money.
These two scenarios would suck, but stay out of trouble and this won't happen:
"Hey you! You have unpaid tickets!" Pounce.
"Hey you! You have a warrant 5 states away for blah!" Pounce.
But, it could also label people by beliefs and behaviors:
Glass says, "Known Muslim" Or "Known Christian" Or Democrat, or union member, or 1/2 black even though they don't look it. Or 'Arrested 12 years ago.'
The risk of them choosing people to abuse goes up the more they know about those people.
So no. Camera, fine. But HUD and immediate detailed info on every face it sees? Hello no.
Would it be legal to add "Have you ever worked for the NSA?" to your interviewing questions? I'd like to see them all denied jobs in the private sector once they lose their jobs with the NSA. They have knowingly worked to support spying on American citizens. Treat them like the criminals they are.
While we're at it, ask if they worked for SCO over it's last 5 years... don't want that so called 'talent' to ever have an IT job again, either.
Would it be legal to form a do-not hire list based on previous employment? It's not a race, it's not a sexual preference, it's not a gender... It's an indicator of ethics.
b) We won't help you.
c) Make sure everything your company or government office is doing is legal, ethical, and morally unquestionable.
d) All of the above.
Oh, the correct answer is "d".
Give me that, and I'll vote yes on it. Otherwise, it's just a powerless regional union, and my job (and everyone else's) will move to where there is no such union. Hell, they could telecommute and replace us.
Looks like a decent utility to automate running daily... it will go through and encrypt (via PGP), emails over any age you specify.
Then when they go in, tada. Encrypted! Now they have to go request the backups, if there were any going that far back.
Another option would be a script or filter that moves everything to your local folders at home.
2) Twitter / Facebook / Social Media shaming is a childish act.
The guy should have been respectful and appropriate, not made the comments.
But sorry, she's just as bad here. She could have spoken to them, or gone and told a representative directly to have them dealt with. But publicly shaming them, with photos, while *she* was on the clock, too... Not appropriate either.
Sorry lady, two wrongs do not make a right. Shouldn't have shamed them on twitter in the first place, and certainly not done so on the job.
* Use a snapshot capable filesystem, and take snapshots (ZFS / BTRFS). - You can use these to identify file that have changed.
* Use Tripwire or a clone like AIDE. - This is a second level of checking for file changes.
* Manually audit your system regularly.
* Use OS repositories from outside Australia.
And the list would not end there.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.