Blogging Poses New Workplace Issues

Correction May 23, 2006

The audio in this segment misstated that an employee of the health-care company Kaiser Permanente was let go for a blog entry which revealed confidential information about a patient. Rather, the employee was sued for an entry which linked to a patient's information.

Blogging is a favorite pastime for many tech-savvy writers. But when the subject of the blogs veers into the workplace, employers have been less enthusiastic. Los Alamos Labs is red-faced after an employee revealed security concerns in a blog. And Delta has fired a flight attendant for leggy photos on her web journal.

Guests:

Mark Jen, software producer fired from Google after posting information about the company in his weblog

John Palfrey, director of Harvard University's Berkman Center for the Internet and Society

Michael Wiley, director of New Media for General Motors

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