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Name and Shame: IBM : cscareerquestions
A very negative review of IBM's hiring process.
hiring  IBM  via:HackerNews 
august 2018 by mcherm
The Internal Memo That Allowed IBM's Female Employees to Get Married - Rebecca J. Rosen - The Atlantic
Long, long ago, IBM had a policy that they would only employ unmarried women; if you got married you were fired. Here's when they rescinded that policy.
history  sexism  IBM  via:HackerNews 
february 2013 by mcherm
A license to use software for evil
The license says "this software should be used for good, not evil". IBM asked for and got an exemption.
DouglasCrockford  licensing  law  contractlaw  IBM  opensource 
january 2013 by mcherm
So sue us! Why IBM isn't afraid of H-1B lawsuits ~ I, Cringely
Cringely claims that IBM flagrantly violates US H-1B regulations by publicly preferring offshore resources to onshore resources. And that they've got a big legal department so they don't care.
hiring  IBM  law  cringely  via:cringely 
october 2012 by mcherm
IBM Names Itself Worst Company For Fixing Critical Software Security Bugs - Andy Greenberg - The Firewall - Forbes
IBM published list of who did a bad job of fixing security bugs. Google, annoyed at being high on the list, took a look at the data and found bad methodology. IBM re-issued the report, and this time it shows that IBM was the worst at patching security bugs.
security  google  IBM  via:HackerNews 
august 2010 by mcherm
IBM's Jeopardy-playing machine can now beat human contestants
Having defeated chess, IBM is now building a machine that can play the game show "Jeopardy". It's doing well, but is not yet ready to take on the show.
ai  programming  IBM 
february 2010 by mcherm
IBM Seeks Patent On Digital Witch Hunts |Slashdot Your Rights Online Story
IBM gets a patent on a way to automatically put minor variation in email text so if someone leaks it you can later tell who it was.
steganography  IBM  via:slashdot  patent  ip-law  law  whistleblowers 
july 2009 by mcherm
IBM threatens to leave standards bodies -
IBM, upset about Microsoft's ramming the MS Office format through a standards body, has now set up standards they expect standards bodies to adhere to. Good idea, and Good Luck (you'll need it).
via:slashdot  standards  IBM 
september 2008 by mcherm

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