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September 09 2004
Thursday
Business is war (and war is business)
David Carr • Bloglaw 
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In past times of conflict, walls had ears. In modern conflicts, blogs have eyes:

But Spc. Buzzell’s writing aspirations may prove his undoing as a professional soldier. Recently, shortly after his commanders discovered My War on the Web, Spc. Buzzell found himself banned from patrols and confined to base. His commanders say Spc. Buzzell may have breached operational security with his writings.

A salutory reminder that your blog posts can be read by anyone, inculding the enemy.

The same lesson extends to company bloggers on civvie street. Many employment and service contracts contain a ‘confidentiality’ clause which prohibits the employee from divulging sensitive company information or trade secrets to anyone outside of that organisation. An employer is likely to take an exceedingly dim view of an employee who provides sensitive commercial information to a competitor who happended to stumble across said employee’s blog.

So before you unzip your trusty fingers and unleash then across your keyboard, you would be well advised to check with your company as to what information you may and may not blog about. Failure to do so may lead you to the doghouse (or glasshouse, for those in uniform).

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