How to Use a Proxy for Privacy & Anonymous Web Surfing

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How do you use a Proxy for Privacy & Anonymous Web Surfing?

You can increase privacy and security by using a secure proxy when you are online.
Many people assume incorrectly that the internet is an anonymous place, that their surfing from home is private, it’s not the case at all. Everything you view and do online leaves a digital footprint. All your activities are kept in records by someone or some company. Viruses track you, adware can track you, spyware and software exists that can potentially damage your laptop, pc, and compromise your internet connection.

When you are going onto the internet to surf you should make sure that you have basic and adequate anti-virus protection installed. Check your firewall to insure that it is set to enabled. If both of those tasks are complete then you can start browsing behind a proxy site. A proxy will give you a greater degree of anonymity. It will help keep you safer and more secure. Finding a free proxy is not difficult, they are available all over the internet. If you don’t mind spending a few dollars paid proxy services do exist. At times a service may seem an added uneeded expense but it will enhance your browsing experience. Paid services often offer levels of protection that include high levels of encryption. Read the rest of this entry

Violations of Employee Privacy

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About Violations of Employee Privacy?

Despite the fact that most employee monitoring systems do not break any laws, they do create tension and can lead to a unreceptive work environment. The atmosphere may be considered offensive both ethically and at times even cause legal issues. There is in place the “Privacy Act” which includes primary law related to members of staff and their privacy rights. The law forbids any third parties to receive, disclose or access personal information. It tries to forbid the exchange of ideas to any outer parties without previous consent from the recipient or author. Two major exceptions exist in the law, employers have the privilege to monitor their workers conversation under the circumstances if they are taking place during the everyday business hours and adds the indirect permission on the side of employees. These laws by themselves can cause issues in situations when workers are not informed beforehand about possible monitoring. Read the rest of this entry