monitoring

Wed
06
Sep
John Lister's picture

Court: Employer Right to Monitor Computer Use Has Limits

A European court says an employee shouldn't have been fired for sending private messages while at work. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) overturned a lower court decision and said the employee's right to privacy had been violated. However, ... the court said the verdict was largely about the specifics of the case and that it didn't constitute an absolute ban on monitoring staff computer use, or create a right to private Internet access while at work. The case involves Bogan Mihai Barbalescu, a Romanian man fired in 2007 after using Yahoo Messenger at work to send personal and intimate ... (view more)

Fri
01
Nov
Dennis Faas's picture

Facebook to Monitor Your Cursor Activity: Report

The Facebook privacy plot thickens. A new report suggests the site may begin tracking the movements of your mouse cursor as you navigate the site. In a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Facebook analytics leader Ken Rudin reveals that his ... company is considering several new measures designed to help improve the system it uses to track user activity. That means monitoring how long users hover their mouse cursor over certain parts of the Facebook website. Cursor Tracking Could Help Boost Ad Revenue For Facebook management, the most valuable information will involve how long users hover ... (view more)

Wed
22
May
Dennis Faas's picture

Microsoft Snooping On Skype Messages: Report

Earlier this year a number of privacy organizations raised alarms about the way Microsoft shared Skype users' private information. Now, a new report suggests that Microsoft itself is closely monitoring messages sent between Skype users. Technology ... blog Ars Technica says it has learned that Microsoft is actively scanning messages containing HTTPS URLS, or URLs associated with secure websites. Microsoft Monitoring, Storing Links Ars writer Dan Goodin says he's also learned that Microsoft is scanning these messages as a form of fraud prevention and that the firm is logging the results for an ... (view more)

Fri
30
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

NSA Brings Domestic Surveillance to Fruition

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has a new domestic surveillance project in the works called 'Perfect Citizen.' It's reportedly built to monitor and protect national infrastructures such as power grids and transport systems. Citing unnamed ... industry and government sources, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that the NSA awarded Raytheon a "black" (classified) $100 million dollar contract aimed at installing secret monitoring equipment within U.S. networks of alleged national importance. Perfect Citizen Could Be Big Brother According to The Register, the Wall Street Journal quoted an ... (view more)

Fri
06
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

'Simple Service Monitoring Tool', and 'Typetester'

Simple Service Monitoring Tool The Simple Service Monitoring tool is just that: a very simple little utility to monitor a service on a local or remote system. It's meant to help you keep an eye on a service that keeps going down, although some ... success has been reached with IE (on a personal note). http://www.arconi.com/servicemonitor.html Typetester The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer's life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated. Note: ... (view more)

Tue
27
Sep
Dennis Faas's picture

Webcam Monitor Surveillance Software Review

Synopsis: Turn your PC into into a smart Video Security and Surveillance System! Using Webcam Monitor's intelligent motion detection system, you can effortlessly monitor your home, office, parking area, or any other premises 24-hours a day! Simply ... connect a USB or FireWire Camera to your PC, install WebCam Monitor, and you're ready to begin surveillance! Webcam Monitor is highly customizable and lets you activate video via motion and noise so that you can capture events precisely when they happen. Remote monitoring lets you view / listen to video / audio over the Internet, plus FTP uploads ... (view more)

Fri
29
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

'My Toolkit', and 'Actmon Process Monitoring'

My Toolkit Add or remove theme support to programs that do not have it. Set the desired priority to all running processes (also system ones). Replace in-use or system files. http://futurefog.altervista.org/ Actmon Process Monitoring ActMon Process ... Monitoring displays detailed information about all running processes. For each process, it improves on Windows Task Manager, providing file path, security risk rating, description, start time, file version information and icon. http://www.actmon.com/pp/?ref Avantrix Audio CD Maker More great software is just around the corner -- don't forget to ... (view more)

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