7 nightly news (one of the big 4 TV stations in Aust) does a regular nightly cross to a financial expert for a rundown on the days financial news.
unfortunatly for Dave Kiely this particular night, he appeared in the background checking out a few nudie pics.
Nothing too hard core you understand just beautiful women in a state of undress. The pics i understand were featured in GQ magazine, a publication targeted at the financial sector.
It seemed because hi s transgression had aired on prime time Tv, silly dave was heading for the chopping block.
''SAVE Dave''. That's the battle cry from supporters of David Kiely, the Macquarie Group staffer who was caught on live television looking at semi-nude pictures of Australian model Miranda Kerr on his work computer.
Now a groundswell of support has sprung up to save the job of the private-client adviser.
In London, a website called Here Is The City has called on its readers to email Macquarie Group's media team with the words ''Don't fire David Kiely'' as the subject title.
The email address provided is that of Macquarie's media team, [email protected], which has been inundated with messages of support for Mr Kiely from around the world.
For twitter user use #savedave to send your support so we can save his job
The Australian reports that Macquarie has been forensically examining its e-mail system in an attempt to establish who sent the e-mail attachments to Kiely, and whether he was set-up. Some feel that it might have been a practical joke that went wrong.
Kiely is said to have been marched off the trading floor after the incident hit the headlines, and remains at home. He is expected to be interviewed in the next day or so, and his future will be decided in the next few days. Insiders say that top bosses are still undecided about what to do with him as, although Macquarie has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, there is a groundswell of support for the banker.
JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO 'SAVE DAVE' because:
1. He seems like a nice bloke
2. The pics weren't hardcore
3. He has suffered enough
4. There's just too much political correctness in this world anyway
I now understand exactly why it was that US regulator The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) found it so difficult to detect Bernie Madoff's fraud - several SEC staff were apparently spending their time trying to use the regulator's computers to access porn sites instead of helping to combat crime.
The Washington Times has revealed that around two dozen SEC employees have been caught in the last 2 years trying to use their work PCs to access porn sites. And one individual - a supervisor to boot - made 1,800 attempts to visit adult content websites during a 17-day period!
Finally, Paul Volker was asked by a US Congressional Committee Tuesday how he defined proprietary trading. He said: (It's) like pornography. You know it when you see it'.
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 04:27 am
Dear Macquarie Bank,
I am more concerned you are allowing filming inside your premises. From a risk perspective how do you control if the cameraman does not actually films your client data going over the screens? This is a direct violation of privacy principles.
I am sure there is a policy for this too (preventing shoulder surfing) . The incident with the picture is misfortunate but it just shows the big gaps in the risk management.
Usually trade floors are handled very strictly.
Has channel 7 and the camera crew actually signed a NDA or a similar binding agreement (I guess they haven't)? Who is controlling the footage going out?
And the disposal of it after the use? Bear in mind Channel7 outs their videos on their webpage in a very high resolution HD. This means more risk in terms of lip reading, following key strokes of your traders, the systems they use, maybe private client data visible on the footage etc. etc.
Based on this facts you may can say Channel 7 is considered insider trading? Is there a policy in place if the Channel 7 Crew does execute insider trading when back home at their desks? Again a very high compliance, non-compliance and regulatory risk.
-->Maybe I will take the time and go through the footage and give some examples of what I mean.
Shouldn't you have screen savers on?
The one fired here should be the Risk Manager.
Regards Dominique C. Brack
Australian Citizen abroad and Bank customer
P.S: Film this stuff in front of Chromakey screen and use approved, scrutinised, privacy conform background image. You can use actor player and fake systems for this and everyone would feel save and not because of the image on the screen of a regular employee rather because you have a sound risk management in place and you understand technology.
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 04:32 am
assuming he knew his monitor was in full view of the tv audience, and that they were on the air at that moment,
there's no way he should've had anything like that open.
just dumb, this dave.
he deserves whatever fate his higher-uppers deem appropriate...
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 04:59 am
Some companies fire people just for visiting Facebook or chatting on company time, this seems like an issue of a bad employee more than political correctness about nudity.
Plus, these guys who are still sending hot girls around in emails are tech-retarded. That was what people did when they discovered the internet, by now anyone is supposed to know where to find such things on the net (believe it or not there's a lot of porn on the internet) and we don't need to be forwarding it to each other. That goes for any chain mail. By now we should know where to find our jokes, not to send urban legends, and that chain email is not an anti-virus measure. I'm all for firing anyone who is involved in chain email for any reason.
And these guys watching porn at work are just freaking weird. Nothing against porn and all, this isn't puritanical, it's just that it's creepy to do it at work. It's not private (e.g. I remember the IT guys having to find out their boss' taste in gay porn because he'd surf at work) and it's just a very weird boundary issue. Plus, it tends to use a lot of company resources (porn is bandwidth intensive) so to top it all off these geniuses are often congesting the network with their porn downloads.
For that guy to be doing that (even if it's not hardcore porn) in an open, recorded space gets my vote for the a Darwin firing. With only the information available he sounds like a prime candidate to get out of a company's gene pool.
Roger thats actually the wholesale money rate. ie what banks pay to borrow money from the government.
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 05:30 am
Dear Mr Dominique C. Brack,
Your website sucks. The white space needs to be 1/2 line bigger so that people can actually read what it says.
For an information technology business that specialises in data loss security and privacy your web site shows no sign of you being technically savvy.
No i'm not going to say the company name or post a link. Your reputation for lack of intelligence preceeds you.
At one point Kiely turned and looked at the TV camera, with a photo of Kerr in full sight on his dealing room screen. Local media have reported that Kiely may have been set up, with one of the emails ending with the words "turn around now".
No, I think that (if something like that happened at all) it was more like someone was watching the report and saw their friend Dave in the background and started emailing him stuff.
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 08:25 am
You've got serious problems, I tell you.
3.75% interest? Only way I can dream of a return like that is if I invest in banks that have already filed bankruptcy.
I think that is the official interest in saving Dave.
But I agree, that is probably too high. I doubt the interest in saving Dave is even at 1%.
Fri 5 Feb, 2010 08:36 am
I agree with some of this, but the problem is that it's possible to obfuscate E-mail attachments. Even savvy users can be fooled by someone deliberately misleading them as to an attachment's content.
I do agree that surfing porn at work is entirely inappropriate. (Speaking as one of those IT guys that have discovered people's porn collections.)
I would go further to suggest that using company property to surf porn is inappropriate, even if it's on your own time. (Speaking as one of those IT guys that have had to clean malware off of a laptop after some doofus went to porn sites in his hotel room one evening....)
It really looks like a set-up. I think it was just a mean trick put together by some immature co-worker and that's the guy who should be fired. I would not call the photos porn, they were actually rather tasteful as these things go.
if they were filming a news piece in your office, and you could see the tv lights reflecting in your monitor, wouldn't you
be on your best behavior until they were done filming the segment, knowing your monitor was in the shot?
well, i'm glad dumb dave didn't lose his job over it...