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katelynneemma

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Are you allowed to use the wifi? Is it in voilation of any of the company policy's to use it? Is it password protected?
 

dinosaur1

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Are you allowed to use the wifi? Is it in voilation of any of the company policy's to use it? Is it password protected?
Yes but only managers can enter the password on our iPhones for us only. They don't want certain depts to use the wifi. They don't want us to know the password.
 

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If there is wifi available & it isn't password restricted I wouldn't think they would care.
 

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I work for one of the four major sports leagues in the country and I'm connected to their wifi. It is also password protected and it's also only accessible after they've cleared you and IT connects your device.

I'm not worried at all about them monitoring my usage. I download stuff on Cydia, stream stuff from Blockbuster, Amazon, and a host of other sites. As long as it's not porn, I'm not worried.

I seriously doubt any company cares if you're streaming music on your personal device -- and if you are that concerned, just don't do it.
 

dinosaur1

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I work for one of the four major sports leagues in the country and I'm connected to their wifi. It is also password protected and it's also only accessible after they've cleared you and IT connects your device.

I'm not worried at all about them monitoring my usage. I download stuff on Cydia, stream stuff from Blockbuster, Amazon, and a host of other sites. As long as it's not porn, I'm not worried.

I seriously doubt any company cares if you're streaming music on your personal device -- and if you are that concerned, just don't do it.
I never access anything bad on my iPhone, but I worry "what" they can access. I sometimes text and email other than radio streaming. My personal life ...is just that...and want nobody in it. But my 3G data speeds will go down unless I use their wifi since I'm a data hog. I have unlimited data with AT&T still.
 

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I never access anything bad on my iPhone, but I worry "what" they can access. I sometimes text and email other than radio streaming. My personal life ...is just that...and want nobody in it. But my 3G data speeds will go down unless I use their wifi since I'm a data hog. I have unlimited data with AT&T still.
Why not just ask them directly? Find out if there is a policy, etc... On usage. A lot, if not most, companies do and should have such a policy.
 

dinosaur1

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Why not just ask them directly? Find out if there is a policy, etc... On usage. A lot, if not most, companies do and should have such a policy.
No policy on usage, but I just am hoping nobody has access to all my stuff on my iPhone. That's all. Stuck between a rock and a hard place here looks like.
 

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Let me add this: while they cannot see what you have on your iPhone or read your messages, they do have simple access to their router and gateway. If the logging is turned on for those devices, then they can see what sites you went to.


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Syamil

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My oh my. OP's paranoid ain't he?
Unless he's been sending suspicious emails like terrorism and stuff related to it, I don't think anyone would super-hack his personal data and use it to blackmail or threaten.

Maybe he's been watching too much movies.
 

dinosaur1

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My oh my. OP's paranoid ain't he?
Unless he's been sending suspicious emails like terrorism and stuff related to it, I don't think anyone would super-hack his personal data and use it to blackmail or threaten.

Maybe he's been watching too much movies.
Nope just wondering that's all.
 

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Woosh! This sounds like the folks here at my job. They tell us not to get on the internet but everyone does. don't spend all day on it. Get on and get off. Well, we had two people who got caught doing something the company deemed inappropriate. One guy was shopping for guns and the other purchased a car.

More warning emails went out but folks still get on.

We cannot access the WiFi here unless we are "in bed with" someone in IT. I am not interested in getting on their WiFi. I'll use my 3G until I get home. When you're on their Wifi, I was told, they can monitor everything you do on the internet and see personal info.

If you do not want anyone watching everything you do, don't access their available internet. It's not worth it.
 

dinosaur1

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Woosh! This sounds like the folks here at my job. They tell us not to get on the internet but everyone does. don't spend all day on it. Get on and get off. Well, we had two people who got caught doing something the company deemed inappropriate. One guy was shopping for guns and the other purchased a car.

More warning emails went out but folks still get on.

We cannot access the WiFi here unless we are "in bed with" someone in IT. I am not interested in getting on their WiFi. I'll use my 3G until I get home. When you're on their Wifi, I was told, they can monitor everything you do on the internet and see personal info.

If you do not want anyone watching everything you do, don't access their available internet. It's not worth it.
Company wifi. I'll just use it for radio streaming.
 

MrMike6by9

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Some employers could suggest that you're adding to their traffic load and might even consider it serious enough to make note of your "theft of company assets". Just saying'.

YMMV
 

Syamil

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Well IMO company won't take serious action if they let you easily use their Wi-Fi when you're not allowed to. Yes, it has a password, but it can be passed around, so don't worry too much OP. And you're just streaming radio, which I guess ain't wrong I guess?
 

dinosaur1

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Well IMO company won't take serious action if they let you easily use their Wi-Fi when you're not allowed to. Yes, it has a password, but it can be passed around, so don't worry too much OP. And you're just streaming radio, which I guess ain't wrong I guess?
I just don't want someone to tap into my iPhone. I have bank info,etc....