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Comment News or Normal? (Score 1) 111

One one hand we have the constant news of yet another security breech where an unknown amount of data is stolen, the time lapse of the disclosure, and another breech breaking the news later the same day. On the other hand we have every financial company up-selling a service they've rolled out to monitor credit scores, credit inquires, and social security numbers. At what point are people going to clasp those hands together and just stop caring? Between social networking sites and the new lack of financial / gaming network security, most of “you” is digitized and already out there. Are these breeches just becoming another marginalized city hazard like Jay walking on a boulevard?

Woman Sues Google Over Street View Shots of Her Underwear 417

Kittenman writes "The Telegraph (and several US locals) are covering a story about a Japanese woman who had her underwear on the line while the Google car went past. She is now suing Google: 'I was overwhelmed with anxiety that I might be the target of a sex crime,' the woman told a district court. 'It caused me to lose my job and I had to change my residence.'"

Comment Biased much or is this just misplaced paranoia? (Score 2, Insightful) 373

There are a lot of applications and environments that require any means of communication, storage, and media to be monitored. The three headed deity of Espionage: International, Industrial and Corporate, demand that you do so.

The people who are hired to "spy" on their fellow co-workers are generally looking for those types of violations and if somewhere in the middle someone is sending out porn, or using their employment at a prestigious company for ulterior motives, or any other myriad of the violations of common (or clearly stated at the time of your hire) corporate network use and they get caught, well... the flour sifter has caught a few more flies.

Despite the fact that we all work with them or are them, from the top tiers of management and from the shareholders viewpoint those violators are not the types of employees that you want to employ or want on the payroll.

Companies tent to benefit from firing these people because they show to their employees and clients that they are there to do business and just business.

If this was about ISP or the government spying on an individuals emails, then that would be a valid case and cause to rally the troops of the revolution, but when you are using someone elses network, someone elses resources, and being paid not to...well I don't really see the cause for concern.

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