I thought I was workin' for the man

... but apparently it was really just my Big Brother, all along.

2005 Electronic Monitoring & Surveillance Survey

More than 1 in 5 employers have now fired someone over "misuse" of the Internet. Don't get me wrong, I understand employers' position on this; I once returned from vacation to find a temp had installed gynecologically explicit wallpaper on my computer.

Other lessons from the survey: more than 3 in 4 companies monitor Internet use; more than 1 in 3 track computer use closely (e.g., keystroke monitors); and over half store and review employee's computer files (including email).

It only gets weirder, folks.

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