Facebook changes led users to reveal more, study finds (Update)
Facebook users began sharing more private data after the social network giant revamped its policies and interface, according to a study released Tuesday.
Study defines when disclosing a whistle-blower's identity, like in an email, becomes retaliation
Under the law, whistle-blowers are supposed to be protected from direct reprisals on the job, including discrimination. But what if they and their actions becomes the subject of a widely distributed email? Is that a form ...
SwRI launches Robot Operating System-Industrial Consortium
Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is launching a cooperative research consortium to accelerate the development of ROS-Industrial, an open-source extension of ROS focused on the needs of industrial users.
Letter airs harassment claims against HP's ex-CEO
(AP) -- Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd's efforts to impress an HP event hostess included showing her his checking-account balance holding over $1 million, according to a letter detailing the sexual harassment allegations ...
Del. court says ex-HP CEO can't keep letter secret
(AP) -- Former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd will have to make public a letter detailing sexual-harassment allegations that led to his ouster.
Google, FTC reach Google Buzz privacy settlement
The Federal Trade Commission reached a settlement with Google on Wednesday over Google Buzz, the social networking tool rolled out last year which spawned a slew of privacy complaints.
What could Facebook have to hide?
In a controversial move deemed either shrewd or unfair -- depending on whom you ask -- investment firm Goldman Sachs recently invested $450 million in the high-profile, world-changer Facebook. The deal provides Facebook with ...
Do contributions to public goods increase if publicly disclosed?
Public disclosure of companies' pollution habits has been an effective method of reducing pollution in many countries. Similarly, research has shown that people's and firms' propensity to contribute to public good increases ...
Ariz. court rules records law covers 'metadata'
(AP) -- Hidden data embedded in electronic public records must be disclosed under Arizona's public records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that attracted interest from media and government organizations.
BMJ raises concerns over 'outlawed' gagging clauses in NHS contracts
Despite government outlawing of gagging clauses in NHS contracts, new evidence published in the British Medical Journal today reveals how some trusts have continued to use them.
Culture change to encourage whistleblowing needed, says expert
Greater statutory protection, support from regulatory bodies and, above all, a culture change to encourage whistleblowing are required to protect patients and clinicians, according to an editorial published on bmj.com today.