Bosses' big fear? That employees will film them

Updated on: 2012-04-07 || Source: news.cnet.com
A survey suggests that bosses are paranoid that employees will upload inappropriate videos to company networks or film them in slightly less than perfect situations and then post the videos to the network.

Your boss might sometimes show contempt for you. But secretly, he's scared of you.

It's not so much that he thinks you're far more talented than he is. His vast, overbearing ego wouldn't even allow that thought to enter the heavenly gates of his mind.

No, he's scared you might use your new technological tools to make naughty videos -- the worst of which would be to secretly film him with his metaphorical pants down and then post the footage for public delectation.

I am not making this up. For I have been given advance notice of the results of Qumu's Business Video Behavior Project. You might not have heard of Qumu. It's a company that, stunningly, exists to ensure that business video is transmitted securely.

It's also a company that, last year, revealed half of all Americans rather like the thought of being cell phone spies.

This time around, Qumu surveyed bosses, more than half of whom apparently confessed that their big fear wasn't economic collapse or the unexpected introduction of collective farms, but unauthorized video content being uploaded to the company network.

Naturally, you might suspect that the questions in the survey were very slightly skewed. And yet, 12 percent of these highly placed respondents declared they were very, very afraid of what their employees could generate, filmically, during company parties.

For the means of production and distribution have now been placed by carefree techies into the hands even of the resentful lifer in the mail room.

As Communism proved only too well, paranoia is a wonderful -- and very economical -- tool. What might amuse some from the coalface is that when the bosses were asked if they'd ever seen a potentially disastrous video uploaded to their company network, a mere 100 percent said they hadn't.

But they're scared, people. They're scared what you might do with your little video tools. They're scared that you might catch them, film them, embarrass them, and therefore destroy them.

Being a boss is far less fun than the powerful make it seem. It's a constant pulsating fright that someone will take the business-class flights; long, delectable lunches; motorbike rides with the brand-new (and very blonde) supply manager; and highly merited bonuses away from you.

These days, all it takes is a little iPhone, discreetly set to video, to send your boss permanently back to suburbia. Please use that power wisely.


News

Blackphone 2 'privacy' Android handset revamped
Security firm Silent Circle has revamped its smartphone that helps people manage personal data.
Chinese smartphones mount massive web attack
More than 650,000 Chinese smartphones have been unwittingly enrolled in a massive attack that overwhelmed a web
Hilton investigates hack claims
The Hilton hotel group has said it is investigating claims its US shops and gift stores may be the source of
Twitter website 'blocked' in Turkey
Twitter users in Turkey report that the social media site has been blocked in the country.

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to received our free newsletter!
Name:
E-mail ID:

MOST READ

Views: 5123 Times
Clean and Stylish CSS3 Form READ MORE
Views: 2713 Times
Threat of mass cyberattacks on U.S. banks is real, McAfee warns READ MORE
Views: 2668 Times
Web 're-defining' human identity - report READ MORE
Views: 5572 Times
Get a great, free education online READ MORE
Views: 7105 Times
Make A Bootable Pen Drive READ MORE

Home|IT News|Computer Tips|Video Tutorials|Download Softwares|Subjects|Contact Us
Copyright © 2018. Jumbo Education (Information Technology). All rights reserved.
Free counter and web stats

Large Visitor Globe