From the monthly archives:

June 2009

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of white firefighters will undoubtedly leave employers confused. The case out of New Haven, Conn. claims the white firefighters were denied promotions unfairly because of their race. To add to the confusion, the 5-4 ruling reverses a decision that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor endorsed as a federal appeals judge. [...]

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Michael Jackson’s death may stick insurers with a $24 million bill over cancelled concerts. Apparently, AEG Live, the promoter of Jackson’s 50 concert dates, purchased cancellation coverage for only three dates on the tour. This was because insurers found the singer too frail and too large of a risk when it came to coverage. Insurance market [...]

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A recent survey by Credant Technologies shows that IT professionals really don’t have the time to be bothered with protecting their company’s sensitive data. The survey focused on mobile usage among 227 IT professionals — the majority of which hold a position at companies that employ more than 1,000 people. Thirty five percent revealed they just don’t get around to [...]

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On January 17, 2007, an individual hacked into the computer systems of TJX Companies (parent company of T.J. Maxx and Marshalls) and stole credit card information on at least 94,000,000 individuals. It ranks as the largest security breach ever recorded, according to DataLossDB.org. And as reported today, the company has agreed to pay $9.75 million to [...]

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