CCTV at work

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  1. rocksteady Max

    rocksteady Max Tele-Afflicted

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    on 2 occasions this week, General Manager letted us know he was watching us thru CCTV from his home (it was week-end and he wasn't physically on the premises but phoned the on-duty manager) and from his office.

    as a 31 year old adult this start getting on my nerves

    What about you ? what would u do ?
     
  2. rangercaster

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    wearing a tinfoil hat will make you invisible to the cameras ... however, if you are doing your job, you have nothing to worry about ...
     
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    It is no difference than him standing over your shoulder in person.
     
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    If the goose watching the cctv from home hasn't got better things to do he is one sad individual. Give him a tellecaster and a how to book and send him away to find a life!
     
  5. rocksteady Max

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    this was my collegues' immediate conclusion

    for meself, I bought a laser pointer to mess with the camera :twisted:
     
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    It may not bother me much because sites I work at have cameras, and as IT sysadmin I end up monitoring and logging what people do at work too.

    Basically, not a problem because we're all supposed to be working when at these sites and my protection if somebody else does something wrong when I'm the building.
     
  7. rocksteady Max

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    so you can SEE everyone's computer screen ?
     
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    Its a brave new world ,

    Pray to our Ford and move on.






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  9. rocksteady Max

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    I don't want to live in this kinda world
     
  10. imwjl

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    Yes and no. A user sees when when their screen is shared. The network admin products are designed to protect privacy of all involved and log what could be abuse.

    Believe me that it's more creepy for the network administrators. How would you like know the finance exec you have to sit with in meetings wears his wife's apron and what she does with kitchen utensils when he's wearing it?

    At my sites this is about making sure payment processing and private data are secure. I'm sure abuse could exist but I don't see it among my associates and our customer sites.
     
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    At my previous employer, I came back from lunch one day to see the pointer arrow on my computer moving around on it's own. It opened a few files then went dead.

    I was already keenly aware that I owned nothing on that computer, and that nothing was private. I knew that and totally respected it. Even still.. that was odd.

    From then on out, I shut my computer down when leaving my desk for any length of time.
     
  12. imwjl

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    You're actively in it right now. The forum admin and ISPs know your address and probably where you are. Have a cel phone? Your phone company knows where you are. When you think you're visiting one www site several are knowing what interests you and just like the forum admin, your address. Your car may have an event data recorder if made in past decade or more.
     
  13. rocksteady Max

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    heck, if I ain't done nothing wrong then it's sure is allright by me :D
     
  14. imwjl

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    Can't speak for yours, but most use of this technology in my world is helping users, updating software, and responding to alarms. Typical alarms are security risks, failed updates, or triggered by predictive failure technology.

    Logging where somebody surfs on the web is different stuff.
     
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    Its a brave new world,
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    Oh...thought this was going to be about the Chinese television network CCTV...I watch that sometimes over here, the English subtitles go by so fast I don`t even have a chance to read em sometimes.
     
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    I work at a Chevrolet dealership body shop and they not only have cameras,they are miked too..They can watch and listen and I could care less.I am sure at first the powers to be watched them all the time but now I am pretty sure they only access them when there has been an accident or they are bored.
     
  18. emu!

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    Dang it!

    When is that cloaking device going to be invented?
     
  19. homesick345

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    He is watching my a...

    this is what they tell managers to do in the friggin managerial courses: "from time to time, phone the employees & make then believe you are watching the cameras....And to make it even more credible, do watch a couple minutes, then tell the guy the next day: oh it was cute what you did yesterday, etc.."

    How do I know: I been in these ****ty courses.

    Nobody has time to watch & analyse the data of cameras. CCTV cameras are a deterant. That's all
     
  20. Big John Studd

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    I have IP cameras in my lab at work for a couple of reasons. One is safety...so a boss or coworker can keep on eye on me if I am on there alone. Another is so that I know if anybody other than me goes in the lab...it takes a series of pictures when motion is detected and emails them to me. Since using them at work, I've put a few in at the house too.
     
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