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Shell secretly recorded telephone calls to 888-GO-SHELL

Californians: Are you entitled to a share in Shell $2M settlement? By John Donovan  Equilon Enterprises, a fully owned subsidiary of Shell Oil, secretly recorded calls from U.S. customers contacting 888-GO-SHELL – a call centre. This included calls originating from California. Customers disclosed private information without being aware of the surreptitious recording of their calls being […]

Shell cloud use

Many major organisations are now fully embarking on cloud strategies and the latest evidence of this came from HP’s Discover event in Barcelona. Shell revealed that it is embracing cloud wherever possible in order to reduce hardware costs and boost efficiency. This comes despite the oil giant admitting that there are security concerns and a […]

RoyalDutchShellPlc.com hacked off

By John Donovan: Printed below is current email correspondence with the Open Security Foundation DataLossDB project, which had seen reports posted on the Internet that this website had been hacked by the “Brazilian Electronic Army”. The claims were false. Like the Brazilian Electronic Army, the Open Security Foundation seems to be under the impression that […]

Activists send fake email to Shell workers

Posted on October 02, 2012 HOUSTON (AP) — Two activist groups said Tuesday they sent an email to more than 71,000 Shell Oil employees that pretended to be from a fake company division and provided information about a U.S. Supreme Court case involving the company. The groups, People Against Legalizing Murder and the Yes Lab, […]

Village Claims Shell Oil Ruined Its Water

Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, claims in court that a Shell oil refinery contaminated the village’s water and soil with benzene levels as much as 26,000 times greater than allowed by state law. By JOE HARRIS: Thursday, March 29, 2012 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (CN) – Roxana, a village of 1,550 in Southern Illinois, […]

FINANCIAL TIMES ARTICLES CITING THE WEBSITE: Royaldutchshellplc.com

FINANCIAL TIMES ARTICLES CITING THE WEBSITE: Royaldutchshellplc.com ENERGYSOURCE BLOG December 3, 2009 Spot news …French companies dismiss claims of political fix (FT) Shell critic says oil major targeting his website Royaldutchshellplc.com operator cites released emails (Reuters) Nigerians urge Yar’Adua to step down Warnings of power vacuum… Kate Mackenzie ENERGY SOURCE BLOG February 12, 2010 Shell’s […]

Inside the Shadowy World of Shell Corporate Security

By Alfred & John Donovan We knew that Shell took seriously the leaks of information and Shell internal documents which have been supplied to us over several years by Shell employees. This was plain from Shell internal documents the company has been legally obliged to disclose to us. We did not know just how seriously, […]

Shell spying on Shell employees

By a former employee of Shell Oil USA Reuters Article: Shell critic says oil major targeting his website John I must say that I have been very surprised (and  disturbed) to learn of the extent of Shell’s activities in the monitoring of their employees, their outside critics, etc. I find the creation of an internal […]

Security Breach at Shell Reveals Personal Employee Information

Ironically, Shell’s security breach came at a convenient time- had Shell discovered the breach in April, a new set of rules (covered here and here) would have allowed the company to be charged fines of up to £500,000. However, even without the additional monetary cost, Shell lost something extremely valuable: the trust of its employees. Shell workers are much less likely to remain loyal to a company which isn’t proactive about protecting its internal information.

Shell data hackers hoped to kick-off ‘revolution’

ITPRO A document released with the stolen database suggests Shell could face more breaches. By Richard Thurston, 16 Feb 2010 at 15:13 A lengthy document sent by allegedly disillusioned Shell employees to leading environmental and human rights activists sought to launch a corporate revolution at the oil giant. The document, which was given to IT […]

Shell guilty of allowing worlds biggest breach of employee details

By John Donovan Shell media spin machine went into overdrive last week trying to downplay the worlds biggest ever leak of employee details, including personal information, which Shell Ethics boss Richard Wiseman, has twice admitted puts the safety of some employees at risk. A copy of a related email from Mr Wendel Broere, Group spokesman, […]