Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lowering the Jolly Roger

Somebody in authority on this project apparently finally figured out that it was really easy to circumvent the internet block on our computers and that temps were doing so left and right. We got told the other day -- yesterday, maybe? this shit all runs together -- that anybody caught using pirate internet would be fired on the spot. The stated rationale is security for the documents we are reviewing for this case. If we have internet access, the story goes, the documents could somehow get loose, and that would be bad. Yeah, right. We still are allowed access to the gmail accounts that we all have through the agency, because that is how the project managers communicate with us, including telling us what batch of documents each of us is supposed to review. Further, if your personal email is a gmail account, you can access that, as well. Which means, of course, that if somebody wanted to set one of these documents free, they could. It's not about security, it's about control. All about The Man keeping us down just because he can. I'll let you know if I figure out a way around this horseshit. Otherwise, posts will be more scarce, since I now can only post from home and I don't get there until late at night. Sorry.

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