JAN 26, 2016 12:09 AM PST

Chances Are, Your Boss Can Spy on Your Internet Usage at Work

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard
3 9 867


Depending on the working conditions at your jobsite, your boss may have the right to keep tabs on what you're doing on the Internet on work computers during work hours.

There have been cases of employees speaking to outsiders using instant messenger programs about inside knowledge for the company, and employers have been deemed in their rightful place to snoop through those messages, which were later used as evidence to fire the employee breaking the rules.

Although you feel in your right to have privacy in your workplace, so long as you're using work equipment and fooling around during work hours, everything you do may turn to your employer's favor.

Recent studies show that this kind of impression stresses out work employees and makes it more likely that they'll make mistakes based on the feeling that they're being spied on. Feeling like they have no privacy hinders productivity and makes them question every move they make more often.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
JUL 03, 2018
Videos
JUL 03, 2018
List of Ten Marijuana Falsehoods
Matthew Santoro outlines ten lies about marijuana that are not accurate.
JUL 04, 2018
Videos
JUL 04, 2018
Jockey Will Donate Brain for CTE Research
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a condition where the brain, after repeated traumatic impacts, is injured. Brain function slows down and cognitio
JUL 19, 2018
Videos
JUL 19, 2018
The Transition to Multicellular Life May Have Been Simple
It may have been relatively easy for complex organisms to form from one-celled microbes, researchers suggest.
JUL 21, 2018
Videos
JUL 21, 2018
Artificial Nerves May Transform Prosthetics
Researchers at Stanford made an artificial nerve that could move a cockroach leg.
JUL 22, 2018
Videos
JUL 22, 2018
How far can a single breath can go?
Longest distance swam underwater in one breath by a female using fins. Can you imagine being the Guinness World record-holder of that title? Marina Kazanko
AUG 04, 2018
Videos
AUG 04, 2018
The Role of a Genetic Counselor
Learn more about what can be a rewarding job.
Loading Comments...