Re: Big Brother is watching?

Subject: Re: Big Brother is watching?
From: Michael Oboryshko <obie1121 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 11:23:45 -0700 (PDT)

Rowena wrote:
> my new employer actively screens all outgoing e-mail

Try going to Yahoo mail (or any other web site)
through an SSL-enabled proxy service like
As I understand it, your employer (or ISP) will just
see a stream of encrypted data going between you and
safeweb. You'll also have to clear your local browser
caches regularly. That should stump the snoops for a
while, at least until they develop a counter-strategy.

More proxy servers listed at (Thanks
Chris J for also suggesting proxy servers in a
previous post).

You could also type in lots of bogus URLs like These strings would end up in
your corporate server's log and would undoubtably
attract the attention of anyone monitoring your usage.
Before you do that though, you might want to visit a
few job sites first (via safeweb, of course) :)

Also, if you have these concerns it probably doesn't
help to publish your employer info on your Yahoo sig.

In the end though, just make sure your business emails
and surfing are beyond reproach. One day this problem
will be solved when we all have fast cheap personal
wireless access. Remember when employees used to be
concerned about bosses listening to their phone calls?
Cell phones fixed that problem.

Mike O.

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