Wal-Mart defends but doesn't detail security measures

Wednesday, 4 April 2007, 4:50 PM EST

Wal-Mart defended its security measures after a fired employee went public Wednesday with allegations of extensive corporate surveillance of the retailer's critics, consultants and shareholders.

The world's largest retailer declined to comment on specific allegations made by former security technician Bruce Gabbard, 44, to The Wall Street Journal in a report published Wednesday. Wal-Mart reiterated that it had fired Gabbard and his supervisor last month for violating company policy by recording phone calls and intercepting pager messages.

At USA Today.

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