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New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
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JasonRemillard
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2/7/2013 | 2:40:57 AM
re: New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
It is interesting how 'end users' are taking 'governance' controls into their own hands this way - as with all tools - good and bad can come from it. I agree with Drew, some of this new technology is moving so quickly now that corporate policies and juristictional laws simply aren't keeping up. Imagine an HR policy on 'self destruct' messaging conduct? :)
Boons
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1/25/2013 | 11:37:38 PM
re: New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
Melanie, I agree. The threatening messages could be a problem. People need to be held accountable.
GAProgrammer
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1/25/2013 | 6:52:58 PM
re: New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
Not to mention cyber bullying, sending false information with no trace, the slippery slope goes on and on. Visit any forum and you'll see what anonymity creates - a horrible, venomous pit of nastyness, racism and sexism. This will only feed that horrible troll. Sorry, I think the bad outweighs the good in this one.
Drew Conry-Murray
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1/24/2013 | 11:04:38 PM
re: New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
I'd rather have tools like Wickr be available to help people protect speech and just accept the risk that these tools present to corporate information. Given that there are already myriad ways to get sensitive corporate information out the door, this doesn't seem to raise the risk bar much higher than it already is. What's really interesting are the legal ramifications of issues like a hostile work environment, where someone could use Wickr to send threatening messages to a coworker. That seems like a more difficult issue.

Drew Conry-Murray
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Melanie Rodier
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Melanie Rodier,
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1/24/2013 | 10:07:25 PM
re: New BYOD Threat: Email That Self-Destructs
There are of course benefits to having self-destruct messages, and it's an interesting concept, but it still seems a little dangerous from a compliance and legal and just from a general 'good citizen' standpoint not to leave any digital footprint at all...What if someone sends threatening messages that self-destruct without a trace? I think there's something to be said for people realizing that any digital behavior can be traced, for better or worse.


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