Originally posted on Gigaom:
Updated: As if the dread of heading into the office on Monday and firing up some ugly, cumbersome enterprise software after a weekend of playing with an iPad (s aapl) weren’t bad enough, here’s another reason: Your bosses might be spying on you. They probably won’t call it spying, though. They’ll call it something like monitoring employee morale or fraud prevention.
Update: On Wednesday, the MIT Technology Review highlighted two of the latest technologies they might be using. One is called Crane and is
part of is available as an add-on to Microsoft’s Yammer collaboration software, via emotion-analysis specialist Kanjoya. It purports to gauge employees’ emotions based on the content of the messages they post on the workplace social media platform.
Another comes from intelligence-industry big data specialist Digital Reasoning, whose software, Jessica Lieber writes, can infer the intent of employees’ e-mails without having to search for specific incriminating phrases.