July 31, 2007, - 2:34 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Yesterday, I posted advice from the Wall Street Journal on how to avoid being detected from contacting me and visiting this and web-based e-mail sites from work. I thought it would help the many federal agents and employees who contact me and are afraid of getting caught.
Well, based on all the e-mails and comments from those sources and others, the best advice is to disregard what the Wall Street Journal says and only contact me away from a computer other than your employer’s. The WSJ advice and counsel on how to do so from work won’t work, and you’ll be caught. That’s the general consensus, and it appears many will get in trouble, as yesterday’s Wall Street Journal article was that paper’s most e-mailed and clicked-on article, yesterday.
Here’s more from one federal employee reader:
I work for Defense Information Systems Agency, this is basically an IT shop of all sorts for the Department of Defense. Deleting information about internet activity on a users computer will do people no good at all. The routers and firewalls that users have to go through to access the internet track every site that users visit. Users can do nothing to erase their tracks from this type of logging. I can guarantee you that every site that people that work for the gov’t are being watched closely in everything they do.
All I can say is that folks that have been warned need to take heed.
Good advice. Better to contact me from a library or Kinko’s or home.
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