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Reputational Risks

Posted by Angie Wiles

8 July Another possible example of putting reputation above 'doing the right thing' appeared yesterday with reports of the Conservative Party's alleged intention to replace Labour's Connecting for Health with Google Health. Critics say giving away even more of our private information to Google could be catastrophic for patients, given the vulnerability of the system to hacking.

tweetdeck trouble

Posted by Nadia Saint

9 July It seems I'm one of the few to have fallen prey to some not-very-subtle promotion from TweetDeck, the Twitter desktop client. Having installed TweetDeck's innocuous-looking upgrade, I began to notice things going horribly wrong. Firstly, TweetDeck's traditional 'chirp' notification was replaced with a clanging guitar chord. Secondly, the sober design was now a garish pink and black - peppered with Blink-182 logos and links to the band's website.

Google progression

Posted by Philip Szomszor

8 July In an early contender for technology story of the month, Google has announced it is launching its own operating system, following the success of the Chrome browser, Google Docs, Maps and so on. As everyone has reported, it's sure to make Microsoft a bit on the nervous side. But an operating system seems like a natural progression.

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