Oceans 11

Lots of articles to pick from.  Hard to choose what to highlight.  So I go again with blurbs. In no particular order.

“Bridge-Spat Emails Pose Questions For Christie,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A1 http://on.wsj.com/1d3C8m9 Revelations of aides’ emails on politically motivated bridge lane closures force Gov. Christie to take a stand.  In a subsequent news conference, he took the responsibility, named names, and overall handled the crisis about as well as he could. Hazards of email, and trusting your direct reports not to lie to you.  But what impact on the people who remain? And on Gov. Christie’s reputation for truth, veracity, and leadership?

“To Ferrari, Imitation Is Not the Sincerest Form of Flattery,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A1 http://on.wsj.com/1bVFYJu  Without the logos, if a copy “protected”? What’s your brand worth and how do you protect it?

“Principal Reaches Deal In Steubenville Case,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A2  (not online). Community service for school official’s failure to report rumors of teenage sex.

New Fault Maps Cast Doubt on L.A. Projects,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A5 http://on.wsj.com/1euNi1w What happens when law forbids development on top of fault zone and then the fault zone map changes?

Priest’s Use of ‘Allah’ Brings Malaysia Sedition Probe,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A8 http://on.wsj.com/1dzwLrv  Non-Muslims prohibited from saying “Allah.”

“French Comic Tests Law on Hate Speech,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 A10 http://on.wsj.com/1cSaioB Anti-Zionist comic pushes against prior restraints.

Vague Penney Shakes Up Investors,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 B3 http://on.wsj.com/1cGrO2s Lack of specificity on Christmas sales send stock down 10%.  When is no information “information”?

“Entrepreneurs Shape Free Data Into Money,”  Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 B5 http://on.wsj.com/1euOpOU People turning free government information into something of value to others.

“Oceans Apart Over Privacy,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 B7 http://on.wsj.com/1gIPvJg Browsing history that links to an identifiable human.  Good data mining in the US; privacy violation in France?

“Borrowers Hit Social Hurdles,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 C1 http://on.wsj.com/1d3JIx8 Watch out what you say on Facebook and Twitter; it may result in being turned down for a loan.

“Outage Zaps E*TRADE Systems,” Wall Street Journal, January 9, 2014 C1 http://on.wsj.com/KK8f03 Was the baby really in time out? For 5 and a half hours?  Long string of trading platform failures.  What is your business depends on that?

 

 

 

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