If the thought of hidden cameras in the office and employee activity-monitoring software weren't dystopian enough, digital Big Brother is now expanding into the world of workplace biosurveillance.
Microsoft has given itself less than eight years to find another billion PC users. To help meet that goal, the company has pledged to sell $3 bundles of Windows XP and Office software to governments that provide schools with free computers. That's about 2 percent of the cost of Office alone.
The creators and star of the hilarious BBC series "The Office" made two humorous training videos for Microsoft in 2003, under the condition they would never be made public. But they have been leaked to the Internet, and already Microsoft got YouTube.com to take them down. Lucky for us, GoogleVideo still has them up. (watch them)
The National Journal just published the new salary list for Oval Office employees, and Think Progress deliciously singled out a few who definitely aren't earning their money. For instance: Deborah Nirmala Misir, the ethics advisor, earns $114,688; Stuart Baker, director for lessons learned, earns $106,641. There's a "director for lessons learned"? Where's his office? A solitary confinement box at Guantanamo?