Surfing the Net from Work? That Will Be $3.00, Please.

Australian Internet device and software maker Exinda, Inc. has developed a system which allows employers to snoop on the online browsing habits of their employees.

Said Con Nikolouzakis, Director of Exinda, “If you use your office computer for Internet banking and booking theater tickets, you’re fine. If you choose to use it to download illegal software, research personal interests or other non-business uses, then you could be issued with a ‘please explain’ and a bill for the costs of the bandwidth and time you wasted.”

But are you fine if you use your computer for Internet banking or booking theatre tickets? Should you be? What about browsing online dating services? Chat boards?

Should your employer be monitoring… [Continued…