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Microsoft's Watching You

Microsoft is working on software that tracks employee behavior -- and it is guessing employees will actually like it!

The technology, currently patented, watches employees during video conferences, on their PCs and through their smartphones. It tracks e-mail, IMs, phone calls and more. Sounds intrusive.

But Microsoft argues this type of tracking actually builds trust. The idea is to spot bad behavior and then direct it to managers for correction. If an employee sees the employer sticking up for them, trust ensues.

Is this wacky or does it make too much sense? You tell me and I'll the rest of the readers at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 11/28/2011 at 1:18 PM


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