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Privacy issues. Directors need to understand the privacy concerns of consumers and potential long term hits to reputation. How is management weighing the risks of aggressive short term access to consumer information?
Wired (Ryan Singel): Researchers Expose Cunning Online Tracking Service That Can’t Be Dodged
“Researchers at U.C. Berkeley have discovered that some of the net’s most popular sites are using a tracking service that can’t be evaded — even when users block cookies, turn off storage in Flash, or use browsers’ “incognito” functions.”
MarketWatch (Steve Goldstein): ISM manufacturing gauge falls to two-year low
“U.S. manufacturing activity barely grew in July, according to a key index released Monday in a demonstration of an economy struggling to expand.”
The economics of directorship. At the largest companies, directors get paid over $1,000 per hour.
WSJ (Joann Lublin): Directors see Uptick in Compensation
Steep decline in the market today. Are market prices indicative of CEO value creation? (No.)