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follow someone else 2018 Mar 16, 10:33pm
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One day last year, John Evans (not his real name) received a message from his manager at Facebook telling him he was in line for a promotion. When they met the following day, she led him down a hallway praising his performance. However, when she opened the door to a meeting room, he came face to face with members of Facebook’s secretive “rat-catching” team, led by the company’s head of investigations, Sonya Ahuja.The interrogation was a technicality; they already knew he was guilty of leaking some innocuous information to the press. They had records of a screenshot he’d taken, links he had clicked or hovered over, and they strongly indicated they had accessed chats between him and the journalist, dating back to before he joined the company.“It’s horrifying how much they know,” he told the Guardian, on the condition of anonymity....Companies will also hire external agencies to surveil their staff. One such firm, Pinkerton, counts Google and Facebook among its clients.Among other services, Pinkerton offers to send investigators to coffee shops or restaurants near a company’s campus to eavesdrop on employees’ conversations.
How the fuck do they know when you have done a screen shot?
I've had at least two experiences where I proved to myself that my employer was reading my email or Slack chats.In one case, years ago, I actually got a raise by sending myself a faked job offer by email apparently from a rival company. (It's easy to fake the origin of emails.) My own company matched it.I worked at a small company that got bought by Intel, and Intel required us to install an app on our phone to do two-factor authentication (password and a code from the app) in order to get into the systems to do our job. The disturbing part was that the app demanded to have all permissions on the phone, including location. So Intel had my location at all times. Hated that.
In one case, years ago, I actually got a raise by sending myself a faked job offer by email apparently from a rival company. (It's easy to fake the origin of emails.) My own company matched it.