peHUB Second Opinion 1.11

A Q&A with an Anonymous Facebook Employee: “I’m not sure when exactly it was deprecated, but we did have a master password at one point where you could type in any user’s user ID, and then the password. I’m not going to give you the exact password, but with upper and lower case, symbols, numbers, all of the above, it spelled out ‘Chuck Norris,’ more or less.”(The Rumpus)

Walking Away: Voluntary defaults by homeowners are a new phenomenon. It’s being called irresponsible. Businesses – in particular Wall Street banks – make such calculations routinely. What’s the difference? New York Times sums up the debate nicely. (NYT)

That’s Mr. Comptroller to You: John Liu, New York’s new comptroller, is being called a prima donna, thanks to some new presidential-like formalities he’s implemented. (Ny Post)

Wonder Women: The 49 Most Notable Female Internet Heroes of 2009. (The Next Women)

Indefensible? The Street.com says that defense companies’ best days are over. (The Street)

Servicey: Best places to power lunch in New York. (Clusterstock)

Minimizing Damages: Explaining “blemishes” on your business school app. (BusinessWeek)