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Slack alters privacy policy to let bosses read your messages

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Interesting report. I think most people assume that any email (or documents) on company computers cannot have an expectation of privacy, but it seems as though Slack is going to provide tools to make it easy for bosses to read through any messages from subordinates.

In somewhat related news, Jason Koebler reports in Motherboard how Facebook and Twitter cooperate immediately with a request from (any) government to censor what you’ve posted—and they do that in secret. Corporations are not interested in human rights; they’re interested in profits.

And another good article on how Facebook is quick to work with repressive governments.

I wonder how long it will be before Twitter and Facebook offer a service (expensive, of course) to authoritarian governments to flag for their attention tweets and posts that the government probably won’t like.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 November 2014 at 2:44 pm

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