Verkada camera security surveillance system

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Several male employees at Verkada, which sells video surveillance systems, were accused of using the company’s own software to take photos of female employees around the office and posting those photos with captions in a private Slack channel.

Company insiders detailed the incident, and alleged a “frat house” environment that allowed this type of behavior to go unchecked, in an explosive report in IPVM released Tuesday.

Verkada uses its own camera security system at its headquarters in downtown San Mateo, California, to conduct customer demos and for security purposes.

But a group of male employees used it for other means last year when they took screenshots of their coworkers around the office and shared the photos with crude, sometimes sexual, captions across Slack, according to the investigation.

IPVM did not publish screen shots of the Slack chat but it did publish an email from the CEO about the article. In it he disputing any allegation that the company “condones a culture of systemic sexual harassment.” The CEO also said in the email that the company has investigated past allegations and “took disciplinary action against the relevant employees which ranged from financial penalties to termination.”

Sources told IPVM that the company penalized those employees …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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