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Open Thread - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

From RSA Animate:

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

Will this video drive you to be motivated enough to leave your mark in an Open Thread?

Open Thread: Copy This Edition

Found this quite interesting ... Office Copiers Pose Identity Theft Threat

This is not even something one would think about when protecting their identity ...

To illustrate the security problem, they removed a drive from a traded-in multifunction copier. With common computer cables, they plugged it into a PC and immediately were able to scan the hard drive. Using data recovery software available for free on the Internet, they found sensitive information immediately, including filled-out W-2 forms and payroll records showing the name and Social Security number of every employee in the company where the copier was used.

 .... This is an open thread.

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From the Mailbag: Facebook & Online Privacy

Email from MoveOn regarding Facebook Privacy issues.  They are asking for action on the part of  Facebook users to,

Facebook should stop sharing my personal info with outside companies without my permission. If you agree, set this as your status today and join this group:

I have heavily curtailed my facebook activities since the last invasion (heh ... not that I spent a whole lot of time there anyway).