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Softscape Says It Wrote Controversial Document, but Not for External Distribution

March 14, 2008
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SuccessFactors says a federal court granted a temporary restraining order that, among other things, prohibits Softscape from distributing any product or document using SuccessFactors’ trademarks or trade secret information.
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Their BlackBerrys Your Problem

March 6, 2008
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However much employers want to provide access to their technology systems for business convenience or necessity, they also have legitimate interests in preventing their misuse. Employers will also have to do some education with employees about what happens when personal devices are used to access company systems. Employees may mistakenly believe that by using their own devices, they have bought themselves a measure of privacy and are beyond the reach of their employer.
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HR Data Breaches Can Leave Holes in Corporate Pockets

February 21, 2008
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Employee data breaches are becoming like leaky roofs for companies—frustrating but familiar. Since early 2006, there typically have been four to six media accounts of human resources data breaches per month.
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Monster Investigated by FTC Concerning Data Security

February 20, 2008
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The Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into information security practices at electronic job board Monster.com stemming from a 2007 computer hacker attack that resulted in the illegal downloading of contact information for 1.3 million job seekers.
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Latest Monster Attack Targets Employers

November 29, 2007
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The November hacking, which involved Best Buy, Eddie Bauer and Toyota Financial Services, follows an attack in August in which hackers broke into Monster’s database and stole the records of more than 1 million users.
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Monster Security Worries Widen

September 5, 2007
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Nearly 150,000 users of a federal government job site for which Monster provides technology have been affected by malicious software. The scope of a large data breach revealed last month at the Internet job site is ‘impossible to pinpoint,’ Monster says.
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Monster Still Dealing With Massive Security Breach

August 24, 2007
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A week ago, computer security firm Symantec announced that a piece of malicious software known as a 'Trojan' was trying to access Monster.com and uploading data to a remote computer.
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Worker E-Mail and Blog Misuse Seen as Growing Risk for Companies

July 20, 2007
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Employee misuse of e-mail, blogs, message boards and media-sharing Web sites posed a significant security risk for publicly traded U.S. companies last year, with 31.8 percent investigating a suspected violation of privacy or data protection regulations.
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With Updated E-Discovery Regulations, Employers Must Face New Battle

April 12, 2007
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Recent amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure relating to electronically stored information raise the bar for what will be expected of e-discovery in terms of employers’ monitoring and policies. Employers will ultimately feel the brunt of these sweeping changes, with dramatic changes to the way discovery will be conducted in federal court, where most discrimination suits are filed.
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HR Tech Battle Goes to Court

March 22, 2007
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Oracle and SAP are fierce rivals in the field of human resources software applications to manage business tasks including human resources and finance.
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