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March 29, 2006

Kodak: Take Pictures. And Manipulate Them? (Update 1)

As whistleblowing incidents go, this one sounds intriguing. Kodak fires their Director of Engineering after she objected to a company initiative that would "implement an aggressive cost saving project by illegally tampering with customers cherished digital photos." It's unclear exactly what the tampering specifics were, but this one should be an interesting case to follow.

Following the story's break on PRNewswire, the EETimes now reports that the manipulation apparently involved compressing customer photo files stored in Kodak's online Galleries without the owner's consent. Kodak would not comment on "personnel issues" but stated that Raber's accusations "are completely false."

Posted by covey22 at March 29, 2006 8:50 PM