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Monday, June 25, 2012

Big Brother watching......

More and more web sites are now being blocked by the corporation. A typical "Big Brother" type of control. I find to day that I can't open Facebook on my PC / Laptop at work anymore. Not that I care one way or other, as I have full access to it from my BlackBerry, and usually use that anyway. it was just interesting to note that it is now a blocked site. have found more over the past few months. Another one is the national lottery site for SA, www.nationallottery.co.za.

So, I just spent the past 10 minutes cleaning out my bookmarks, and sent all those I want to keep to my personal email address. These I will add to my bookmarks on my private laptop at home, and use them from there.

I fully understand the corporation wanting to manage how much 'private" use there is on company assets, I know and understand the concept of "lost work time", and the cost of data transfer / broadband, etc., but I don't think that this action will really save them much. But, it's their option. I have no problem with it.

What will happen now is the following, (and this from a colleague), instead of logging on from home to do "private stuff", like Facebook, and at the same time churn out some work, answer a few recent emails, finish of a proposal whilst online, users will now log onto their network, and update / work on their private stuff, and leave the work stuff till they get to the office, tomorrow.
No work after hours. Lose lose?



Fishman said...

They have lost control. If you had enough work to do with managed deadlines you will not have time to waste surfing the net!

Wreckless Euroafrican said...

Oh, aren't you the perfect employee....!

My point is that all over the world corporations are using the social network to advertise, to get their staff to link to each other, and to their clients! And this fucked institution decides it's not a good idea. As usual, they will wake up when it's too late.

Wreckless Euroafrican said...

@ anonymous, you can send as much spam as you want to - it's never going to get posted here.
What is going to happen is that I will find a way to reverse engineer some viruses, and send them to you.
Have a nice life, moron.