He said he has a mac, so there's not much concern of the admin "hacking
in", nor of him ushing NT-domain-specific stuff onto it. But, unless
the traffic through _all_ of his gear is encrypted, it can be
intercepted and read. And, if it _is_ all encrypted, that might get
I'll readily admit I am NOT into IT, and have a dim understanding of a lot
of what has been said. However - - I volunteer in the public school system
here, and the teacher I work with depends on me as his computer "guru"(LOL).
The school system is ALL MAC, and each teacher has their own Mac laptop, to
be used in school, @ home, whatever. They can be "wired" in school, or
"wireless" through the school "airport". The whole school district is under
master control, and they thoroughly pi**ed me off last year when they
blocked "Google Images", which I had been using for images for PPS
presentations for the kids. This was done because students were gaining
access to "prurient" content.
They also have blocked access to USENET, EBAY, etc. There are many places I
have tried to go for research that were NOT inappropriate, but ended up
"Access Denied". We have even tried to get around this by going through the
local ISP where both the teacher & I have our home email accounts, but it
still monitors & blocks if we try to go that route.
Maybe encryption or "PGP" whatever that is, would work, but it seems like
the general opinion is, and mine as well, their house, their rules, if you
don't like it, find another job or do the things you don't want looked @
when you're home.
Just my $.02
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