The Electronics Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) was enacted in 1986 and now a consortium of companies and public interest groups are looking to revise it. One issue in particular seems obvious – requiring the government to obtain a warrant before searching your electronic data.
Archive for March, 2010
“SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports, Printers.”
Here is an article about tools to monitor employees. One of the tools in question, Social Sentry, explains one application of the product via an anecdote using Apple’s Ipad. Given that Apple wanted to keep the name secret, Social Sentry would have allowed the company to filter any use by employees of the term “Ipad” to monitor success (or failure?) of secrecy campaign.