Fashion-Technology Fusion Threatens Security
Source: Peter Coffee - Posted by Joe Shakespeare   
Security Employers need thoughtful policies to control which fashionable personal tech items they'll allow on the premises.

Employers can make rules about technology use in the workplace, but they can't tell employees what's in style. That's a problem as personal technology continues to evolve—from what we have on our desks to what we carry to meetings to what we wear all day.

Science-fiction writers got there first. In March 1987, Analog magazine published Rob Chilson's short story "The Bureaucratic Brain"—referring to hardware, not wetware. The title device was a fictional "pocket brain." Chilson's story revolved around a government worker who had purchased one of these neurally coupled, wirelessly networked, automagically self-programming devices to enhance his off-hours talent as a saxophone player.

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