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Is It Safe? Protecting Your Computer, Your Business, and Yourself Online by Michael Miller

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Chapter 14. Dealing with Surveillance at Work

When you’re at work, you’re at the mercy of your employer—in a number of different ways, not all of them related to the security of your paycheck. Increasingly, employees find that they’re victims of electronic surveillance by their employers; workers’ online activities are monitored, recorded, and evaluated, with or without their knowledge. One wrong move online, in many cases, can result in a harsh warning or even termination.

If a company wants to, it can monitor virtually everything their employees do while seated at their computers. Keystroke logger software can track which keys you tap on your keyboard; email sniffers can examine the contents of your incoming and outgoing email; website sniffers ...

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