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#[http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_on_the_issues/archive/2013/07/16/responding-to-government-legal-demands-for-customer-data.aspx Microsoft responds to the "NSA backdoor" stories] Qouth Microsoft: "We do not provide any government with direct access to emails or instant messages. Full stop."
#[http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/07/18/government-employees-gone-wild-a-new-freakonomics-radio-podcast/ The latest episode of the Freakonomics podcast] talks about some great US DoD documents on "ethical failures". The annual "The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure" is published to provide ethics training for US government employees. If you are responsible for employee training, even if ethics aren't part of your realm, this is a great example of engaging, amusing, and useful training. Not Death-by-PowerPoint(tm). The latest version is available [http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/resource_library/guidance.htm here], and last year's is available as a [www.dod.mil/dodgc/defense_ethics/dod_oge/eef_complete_2012.doc Word doc]
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