top Slack Now Letting Employers Tap Workers' Private Chats
If your compliance monitoring application will let you store and view those unsent, often inappropriate or ill-conceived, messages then you're going to have to cough them up during discovery or during any investigation by regulators.
That is exactly the point. The 'compliance' refers to compliance with the regulators/regulations.
I work for a company that provides call and SMS recording solutions to banks where they can record the phone calls and text messages sent and received by their employees on their mobile phones. This doesn't mean all employees, it's just those in certain positions like traders.
Doing so is an FSA requirement - banks *must* do this in order to gather the evidence that can prove or disprove that traders are involved in things they shouldn't such as insider trading, libor rate fixing etc. The bank has a team that is responsible for monitoring those communications and preparing reports for the FSA proving they are recording these communications as required (which is essentially showing you have a recording of every call made/received).
This is just an IM platform catering to that market.
Of course, the beauty of all these systems is whenever the SEC asks for emails, they are often "missing" due to backup or archiving mishaps. The fact that the penalty for not producing the emails is significantly less than the penalty for financial misconduct is purely coincidental.
top PC Cooling Specialist Zalman Goes Bankrupt Due To Fraud
Another blow for the Zalman fanbois.
top Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet
1) Because with NFC, you don't have to carry around your wallet (at least in the ideal scenario where CVS and others don't boycott it)
Except I need my wallet to carry my drivers license, my health insurance card, my ATM card and my monthly train ticket.
top Speed Cameras In Chicago Earn $50M Less Than Expected
You're not even supposed to run the amber, never mind the red.
top Flight Attendants Want Stricter Gadget Rules Reinstated
Stop citing Myth Buttheads.
Hahahahahahah. I see what you did there.
about a month and a half ago
top Users Report Warping of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus
It only bends in the front pocket of hipsters' skinny jeans. So pretty much 100% of users, then.
top Phablet Reviews: Before and After the iPhone 6
Which is why Apple are giving people the choice between a larger phone, or an even larger phone. Because choices are important.
If you liked the original iPhone size, Apple has nothing for you. Because your choice isn't important. Whatever Apple says you want, that's what you get.
If you liked the original iPhone size you can keep what you have - the new versions don't offer much in the way of new hardware (apart from size). I don't think it's coincidence, however, that Apple are releasing the Apple Watch and the Phablets around the same time. They want you to keep your phone in your pocket/purse and have quick access to data on your new (gold) wrist device.
top Ask Slashdot: Any Place For Liberal Arts Degrees In Tech?
The best programmers I know are artists and musicians. Most have liberal arts degrees.
The best programmers I know all have STEM degrees. So there are 2 data points. What now?
top Ask Slashdot: What Are the Strangest Features of Various Programming Languages?
Pretty much the entire language of Prolog..
How many Prolog programmers does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
top Ask Slashdot: What Do You Wish You'd Known Starting Out As a Programmer?
Yep. I'm sure all those multi-millionaire left wingers in the NFL and MLB unions agree.
top French Provider Free Could Buy US Branch of T-Mobile
I thought the French saved the 'Merkins' collective ass during that little skirmish with the Brits.
top Man Booted From Southwest Flight and Threatened With Arrest After Critical Tweet
Airports are NOT public places, particularly the Gates at airports.
They are called places of public accommodation just like restaurants.
There is zero expectation of privacy for the employees in areas where there is customer access.
Members of the public have access to them.
Specifically... any members of the public who have paid a fee and obtained a ticket.
This isn't really about privacy, though - it's about SouthWest's perogative to refuse service to someone they feel was being abusive. They could just have easily refused to board this guy if he had been rude to the person't face. Airlines have complete control over access to their planes.
top TSA Prohibits Taking Discharged Electronic Devices Onto Planes
Many Samsung owner I know don't know they can replace their battery also. Most don't know the difference between a SIM and MicroSD card either.
Really? Because almost every Samsung owner I know factored in a replacable battery as part of their buying decision.
top The Internet's Own Boy
He made bad choices, and then reacted extremely badly to the rather predictable consequences. I'm not sure he's much of a poster boy for anything much. It's sad, but I'm not sure what exactly we're supposed to be celebrating here.
Sadly. I agree. He was certainly smart enough to be aware of the consequences of getting caught and of the precedent the Feds have set in similar cases regarding punishment.
top Florida Man Faces $48k Fine For Jamming Drivers' Cellphones
The claim that using a cellphone while driving is dangerous stems completely from the action of taking your hand(s) off the wheel, and eyes off the road. This is exactly what bluetooth hands free systems are designed for, and exactly why they are including it in more and more vehicles
Actually, there have been a number of studies that show it's the distraction of talking on the cell phone that is dangerous and using a headset does little to reduce that danger.
top Britain Gets National
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The gandi pricing appears to be $9/year for both co.uk and uk.
top Life Sentences For Serious Cyberattacks Proposed In Britain
I don't see why causing death by a hack should have any special treatment compared to causing death by an ice pick, a bullet, high voltage electricity, or any other exotic means.
There should be no special legislation needed for this.
The problem was the legislation that was used to prosecute hacks didn't make this distinction. All they are proposing is to bring it in line with the other, existing, legislation.
top Tech Worker Groups Boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower
So what you're saying is the second anyone infringes on the rights of a group you belong to you automatically band together in protest, even if it's at the potential expense of your livlihood?
Yes. It's called being in a union and something the corporations (with government assistance) eradicated to the point of almost extinction around the same time this behavior began.
top Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?
I have encountered substantially more rain in Connecticut than when I lived in Scotland.
top London Black Cabs Threaten Chaos To Stop Uber
I've never heard of a taxi company with navigators. In the UK at least they just require taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed.
Actually, they only require London taxi drivers to have learnt every single road in London to be licensed. In Edinburgh, that information is of limited use.