Newbie Question - Private Browsing at Work

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Lyondellic, Aug 1, 2011.

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  1. Lyondellic

    Lyondellic Registered Member

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    Let me start by stating that I am an adult. I understand the ethical, moral and other potential implications of my actions. I am not attempting to do anything illegal, nor am I trying to visit porno sites, I just want to use the Internet without the 'Thought Police' being able to keep track of what sites I visit.

    My company uses some sort of proxy detecting/blocking filter. All connection settings are hidden, so I cannot change those options. I have tried Tor and it will not connect. I have configured a Google Apps proxy, which allowed me to YouTube, but I get an error where the video should be. I should mention that I can use portable Chrome and FF from a USB stick though.

    Is there a paid service that will allow me to log in and search/browse through their server? I assume that this service would be like viewing the Internet via a remote computer. Does such an option exist?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance and replies to my post.
     
  2. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    I know this may sound like a obvious question, but don't your employers pay you to work for them in their time and not browse the internet for yourself?
     
  3. Lyondellic

    Lyondellic Registered Member

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    It's a fair question. I am salaried, and there are quite a few days when I work late at no additional cost to my employer. With that thought in mind, it is on those occasions that I would like to check my favorite sites before leaving the office. I have a private office and take a lunch break each day, affording me another opportunity to check my favorite sites. I provide my employer with satisfactory performance and am just looking to protect my privacy; no porno or illegal stuff.
     
  4. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    If your work is using filtering it is for a good, mainly business reason and I doubt it is for snooping. Attempts to circumvent it can only have negative result, if detected. Thread closed.
     
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