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How many of you think/know/suspect your company is 'watching you work' with Spyware-type software since the move to work-from-home?

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I just assumed, even before WFH.

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Considering my a** would be cooked if I didn’t send the deliverables on time to my client- there would honestly be no purpose to it. If anything they’d find out we work more hours than we log.

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I wouldn't think they do. I mean with the amount of work I gotta finish on the daily even if I wanted to watch tv I wouldn't.

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I think most of it is smoke and mirrors scare tactics, with how tight most IT budgets are I can’t imagine people are actually monitoring screenshots for thousands of employees at these bigger companies

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I don’t think they have time or horsepower to watch every little thing we do. There are certain actions which trigger a much more attentive response, and I bet they can go back into the data if there’s been a breach or other malfeasance

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I use to run the infrastructure for the military. This is probably the extreme case. What we did was monitor everything you do on the internet by monitoring your traffic over specific ports. A report was sent monthly to the manager. My manager setup a meeting after first month of using the system... Why do you have 800 hours on news sites and media sites? Because I leave multiple browsers open for days on a website after reading an article. Most of my job is researching problems. From then on he never said another word. We used it for investigations, or as additional data to justify terminating someone. One time I did catch my boss screen watching me. I was studying for a certification during work time. He pulls up my screen. I had a high end computer at the time and the cursor got laggy. I was immediately suspicious. I quickly went to command line looked at open connections, saw I think it was xvnc running with an open port and panic hit the power button. I knew someone was in my computer but I didn’t know who. In my panic I didn’t capture the IP. I stood up and looked at who was at their desk in IT. My boss nervously looks out his window, busted! Luckily I wasn’t messing around too much. I used that cert to escape that place.

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I always assume every company in recent years I’ve worked for has this capability and I adjust my behavior as such. I stand behind everything I do with company equipment and resources. Keeps me compliant, ethical and honest.

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We have cut our back-office to the bone. I’m not sure who would be left to police us.

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No one got time for that

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Depends...

The feds are always watching but my company is watching me and the feds

I’ve just been delaying all updates and never power off my laptop. Ha

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