Archive for April, 2011

Stumbling Into Bad Behavior

2011/04/27

“(…)participants who faced a potential fine cheated more, not less, than those who faced no sanctions. With no penalty, the situation was construed as an ethical dilemma; the penalty caused individuals to view the decision as a financial one.
When we fail to notice that a decision has an ethical component, we are able to behave unethically while maintaining a positive self-image. No wonder, then, that our research shows that people consistently believe themselves to be more ethical than they are. ”
in The New York Times

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Jean Bartik, Software Pioneer, Dies at 86 (one of the Top Secret Rosies)

2011/04/08

“Ms. Bartik was the last surviving member of the group of women who programmed the Eniac, or Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, which is credited as the first all-electronic digital computer.”

in The New York Times

“In 1942, when computers were human and women were underestimated, a group of female mathematicians helped win a war and usher in the modern computer age. Sixty-five years later their story has finally been told.”

in Top Secret Rosies

Top Secret Rosies Trailer from LeAnn Erickson on Vimeo.

Epsilon E-Mail Hack: What You Need to Know

2011/04/04

“Names and e-mail addresses fell into the wrong hands last week, when Epsilon suffered a data breach affecting at least 19 of its client companies. It may sound scary, but don’t panic. Here’s what you need to know about the Epsilon e-mail hack”
see PCWorld

See also:
After Breach, Companies Warn of E-Mail Fraud
Analysis: Epsilon hacking shows new “spear-phishing” risks

Tech sector faces “serious and pervasive” skills shortage

2011/04/04

“TORONTO – There could soon be more jobs than qualified people in Canada’s information and communications technology sector.”

in www.canada.com