Thursday, August 25, 2011
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of August 22, 2011
Articles from across the Web that we found interesting, the week of August 22, 2011

Gadi Ben-Yehuda

For 20 years, August has been a "cruel month" in Russia.  This August has been no picnic for the US or England, but social media has helped to ameliorate certain events:

Dr. John Bordeaux

  • OPM takes three hours to alert workforce to its departure policy following an earthquake, because "it had never conducted an earthquake-related disaster drill."  There are ways to plan other than the old method of predicting every possible event.  Resilience thinking may be useful in preparing OPM for agile response, perhaps better than "where's the earthquake plan?"
  • Data privacy measures in US continue to lag Europe - but is that a problem or opportunity?  For some people, it is a problem; particularly when they learn the slipperiness of the "right to privacy" provisions.  "As a general matter, companies in the United States don't have to recognize your right to be deleted." 
  • The effects of policy driven by sensational anecdote - unintended effects almost guaranteed.  

Dan Chenok




John Kamensky


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