Can my employer see what I do at home?
March 8, 2011 6:40 PM Subscribe
Is there any way I can determine, with a high degree of confidence, whether or not my employer can track what I do on my home network using my employer-purchased Mac running OS X 5.8?
posted by anonymous to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
- I don't do anything illegal or even highly immoral on my lap top. But sometimes I work at home and I'll watch a Hulu TV show or a Netflix movie over lunch. Sometimes I'll shop or write emails when work is slow. I'd be embarrassed if my employer found out about this activity, but I wouldn't go to jail or anything.
- I'm only asking about when I'm at home on my home network. Obviously it's a different story when I'm in the office on their network. In that environment I always assume that I'm being observed even though I'm probably not.
- I've looked through my applications folder and don't see anything like "net nanny" or whatever.
I think the odds of them watching me are low given the culture of my office, but I'd like to be sure. Asking someone in the tech department seems like poor form since it's sort of like saying, "So, can I look at porn all day without you knowing?"