On Fri, 16 Nov 2001, John A. Kinsella wrote:
> Has it occurred to anyone (including originator of this thread) that what
> he is planning is an egregious invasion of (sombodies) privacy? (Even if
> he has been asked to do it by an employer.) IMHO it seems rather
> inconsistent with the general culture of this user group.
>> Or maybe it is a wind-up.... :-/
Fair point I suppose. I'm not sure how much of it is "an egregious
invasion of privacy" in a legal sense though. I suspect if you're in work,
on their PC, using their internet connection, then they're entitled to know
what you're doing with their resources.
I must point out that I *don't* like or condone this sort of spying. A
friend of a friend I heard recently was moreorless shown the door for
something which they wrote to a friend in an email bitchin' about work.
Personally, I thought it naive to use a company email account for personal
use and expect to have total privacy, but I still thought it wrong of the
The point that perhaps by answering we're encouraging this is valid, though
I suspect google would have quickly given the same result, which yields another
issue entirely in itself!
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