Like most Windows users, I have my PCs set up to get security and other critical patches from Microsoft automatically. It seems the most sensible thing to do so you don't need to remember to manually go to Windows Update to check if your OS needs updating. Part of the price you pay is that your computer connects to a Microsoft server now and again which does the checking as to whether you need any updates. According to Microsoft's published privacy guidelines for Windows XP Pro SP2, no … [Read more...] about Microsoft to publish privacy guidelines
Many of you will remember the blow-up last year about the Land Rover Discovery and long-time and loyal Land Rover customer Adrian Melrose who chronicled an incredible tale of his appalling experiences regarding his SUV on the Discover the Truth About the New Discovery blog. Things have been quiet for quite a while, but Adrian has posted an update in which he says time is getting close for delivery of his replacement - the Audi Q7. Passing time and excitement about the Audi … [Read more...] about Audi, pay attention to this SUV love affair
I can think of no better example of why politicians and business make for a poisonous and untrustworthy mix than the unfolding disaster at EADS, the parent company of Airbus, and the delays in bringing to market the new A380 airliner that's the European rival to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. A Wall Street Journal report today analysing the woes at Airbus focuses on EADS CEO Noel Forgeard. The Journal says that Forgeard's position at EADS became tenuous last week after Airbus announced new … [Read more...] about Why no one trusts politicians and CEOs
A new report from the IABC Research Foundation shows that less than half of companies encourage discussion of moral dilemmas and criticism of censurable conduct at the workplace. "The Business of Truth: A Guide to Ethical Communication" says most organizations maintain or practice a generally healthy climate for ethical concerns and issues, with 70 percent of respondents agreeing that their organization makes it clear to employees what is ethically acceptable and what is not. … [Read more...] about Who is the conscience for corporate ethics?
Visiting the blog of Amazon.com's Chief Technology Officer, Werner Vogels, to read his account of a presentation at Amazon by Naked Conversations authors Shel Israel and Robert Scoble (some very interesting commentaries about that - link at Memeorandum), I spotted the clearest employee blog disclaimer I've yet seen. This got me thinking about the still-continuing debate from last weekend about blogger credibility versus authority where making it clear in what capacity the blogger writes on … [Read more...] about Personal blogging clarified