[Milton-L] Further to Gary Stringer's firing
tiresias at juno.com
Thu Mar 11 09:59:46 EST 2004
Another option--use PGP encryption software. There are Windows versions
that integrate into MS Outlook.
The International PGP Home Page
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology PGP page
PGP Corporation Freeware (http://www.pgp.com/products/freeware.html)
On Tue, 9 Mar 2004 16:13:34 -0500 "Carol Barton"
<cbartonphd at earthlink.net> writes:
> The corporate ruling on computer rights has always been that the
> (read: university) owns the individual station (PC or Mac) and
> processed on it, including that which is downloaded or uploaded via
> its ISP
> (Internet Service Provider).
> That ruling has various interpretations (does or does it not include
> done on the employee's own time, such as during lunch? and so on),
> but the
> safest way to protect yourself and your own privacy is to obtain and
> use a
> separate account for your personal correspondence, and to keep as
> much as
> possible off the school's machine, especially if it is of a private
> controversial nature. Things sent from or received by the
> domain (your .edu account) are almost always fully accessible to it;
> things sent through Yahoo (a free e-mail service) or AOL (a paid
> ISP) may be
> (since they are processed through the school's ISP unless you set up
> independent modem dialup), though in the latter case, access to the
> may be more difficult to obtain. I am several years behind on the
> at this point, and that may not even be true these days--especially
> with all
> the furor over employees spending their working hours in chatrooms
> surfing pornographic sites.
> Bottom line: don't send anything out, or receiving anything in, on
> academic computer that you wouldn't want plastered all over the
> front page
> of the newspaper, or you may very well see it there, someday.
> Best to all,
> Carol Barton
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