August 23, 2006

[Slashdot Unlock Internet or Risk Losing Staff?](http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/08/23/0642201 “Slashdot Unlock Internet or Risk Losing Staff?”)

Well that knocks people out, applying for any position even remotely related to health care, insurance or anything were personal health data is concerned. The US Government puts strict controls on the companies who they deal with.

Where I work now, they don’t put CD-Rs or floppy drives unless you have special permission. And don’t even get me started on how they block *all* webmail. Because someone, somewhere could remotely possible send someone else’s personal data over the web. And yeah, flash drives and chat are nixed too.

But you know what? I get paid well so not having webmail isn’t that big of a deal. I can still SMS from my cellphone and (coming soon) will have web access there too. I’m here to work, not blog or chat or email anyone that’s not about work…..