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Are at-work text messages private?
The Los Angeles Times reports1 on a recent federal ruling effectively making at-work text messages private. “An employer has no right to read an employee’s text messages without the worker’s knowledge and consent, and federal law bars service providers from turning over the contents of the messages to the employer who pays for the service, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.”

Staying out of trouble with e-mail, or because of it
NPR has an series of stories on e-mail, covering several topics. A few to check out:

Basically, if you want to stay out of trouble, don’t put it in an e-mail.

iPhone tip
Do you have an iPhone? BNET tells us how to turn it into a Portable Hard Drive with a program called DiskAid. I don’t have an iPhone yet, but am bookmarking this for when I do.

A good policy to have, comments
Performancing has Tips On How To Create Good Comment Policies. I need to read this, make notes, and actually create a commenting policy. Right now my policy is very straightforward, if I think you’re being offensive I delete the comment.

1 = Story found on the Houston Chronicle. Article may expire in a few weeks.

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