Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hewlett-Packard Shows Hazard of Sharing LinkedIn Profiles: Tech - BusinessWeek

Another social sign of the times

As workers put more information about their lives online through status updates, location check-ins and resume changes, employers are more at risk of competitors watching their every move. Investigators at Kroll Inc., the 40-year-old corporate sleuthing pioneer, are known for scanning deleted computer files and monitoring surveillance cameras to help large companies uncover rivals’ secrets. Now they’re trawling the social Web.

“Social media has become a much more efficient way of getting information that could only be gotten in the past by things like surveillance,” said Kroll Senior Managing Director Rich Plansky.

Hewlett-Packard Shows Hazard of Sharing LinkedIn Profiles: Tech - BusinessWeek

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