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FDA Spied on Emails of Its Own Scientists

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Party Rooster, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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  2. NuttyJim

    NuttyJim Registered User

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    Rule #1 : never send disgruntled emails from work computer or work email addresses.
     
  3. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Where exactly are you supposed to contact the President from? Your google account? You really think it will reach him?
     
  4. NuttyJim

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    Exactly because he is really sitting up at night checking his white house email account in between surfing wackbag.
     
  5. whiskeyguy

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    I'm with NuttyJim, never ever use employer-owned equipment (computers, networks, etc) to send anything you don't want them to see, personal or otherwise. They have every right to monitor equipment they own.

    Not defending the F.D.A. if they were actually covering something up... especially if they were hiding it from the federal government who is suppose to oversee them. If that's the case, the scientists were in the right (at least partially) in making the issue known. You just can't expect any level of privacy when using technology you don't own.
     
  6. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    When they give you a guvmint computer, they fucking tell you that every keystroke can be recorded or seen later. I guess somebody wasn't listening at the training session.
     
  7. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Not just the Government but must publicly owned companies have to record and archive their emails for a certain period of time as part of their legal obligations as a public corporation.
     
  8. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Unpossible. Everyone in .Gov is a goody two shoes. :icon_wink
     
  9. Party Rooster

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    Can the mods run an ip check on fenrir?
     
  10. whiskeyguy

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    Good ol' Sarbanes-Oxely... yeah if you work for a public corporation you will be monitored and that shit will come back to bite you in the ass if you're doing shit you shouldn't. I'm pretty sure Sarbanes actually requires that all company business be done using company email/phones/etc.
     
  11. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Yes, government computers are indeed monitored. But I don't think communication with Congress and the White House is supposed to be monitored by bureaucrats trying to cover their asses. I'm pretty sure that's not something they tell you when they give you a government e-mail or computer.
     
  12. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Snitches get stitches.
     
  13. whiskeyguy

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    I don't think anyone is defending the actions of the F.D.A. if they were trying to cover their ass, if these scientists were whistle-blowers, they should be protected regardless of where the communication came from. You also just have to be aware of the medium you're using.
     
  14. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    They tell you that every key stroke can and will be seen. Simple as that.

    If you want to write congress or the prez or Santa, you can use your personal computer after work. It's not a big problem.
     
  15. NuttyJim

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    everything going in and out or loaded onto that computer is open to inspection at any time. By you using that system you acknowledge the monitoring of your computer and emails at any time.
     
  16. Buster H

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    I'm with the majority of the posters here. You have to expect that every single keystroke on a work computer and every email sent through work servers can be monitored and is perfectly legal.

    If theses guys were bringing legit concerns to congress, it's up to them to come down hard on the assholes. Even with that, you still have to expect that your communications are subject to monitoring.
     
  17. whiskeyguy

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    Exactly. By all means use regular communication channels, but expect the organization to know what you're up to. If you're in the right, hopefully you'll see the proper outcome, at which point it won't matter if the organization was monitoring you.
     

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