|Yesterday I got fired for using dating and social networking sites. I have never used them. The paperwork they confronted me showed a long browsing history address for match.com; here is a very small part of it:|
http://media.match.com/cookE ... D=mail ... /Y=YAHOOEXP.
We were allowed to do personal e-mailing. I did my share. Whenever I e-mailed someone an add would appear on the right side - all kinds of things - mortgages, weight loss, etc., and meet singles through match.com. I never clicked on a match.com link - never went passed the ad.
All of the entries come in pairs, for example Jun 28, 2011 12:43:56. I have no idea who I e-mailed then, probably my girlfriend - but I am absolutely certain, w.out proof, that I got a match.com ad when the e-mail went through.
There are also facebook hits. I am a member of facebook and I used it as I thought appropriate. Some entries are "allowed" others "denied." There are other "social networking" sites that are either allowed or denied. I have no idea what they are. But I am sure they are tied to e-mails.
Here is the last thing you should know - I got fired from my last job of 17 years for looking at pornography on the internet. I admitted it, took responsibility for it, and tried to move on after a melt down of common sense. I am not so stupid that I would do anything risky again.
I have no idea how this match.com and social networking hits could get into my computer when I did not seek them out, nor click on any. My only thought is that they were tied to the various LEGITIMATE and AUTHORIZED personal use of the computer for personal e-mailing and browsing. How can this be?
Your tech help will be a life saver - I hope. I swear to God, I did not go looking for this stuff - except facebook for which there some fuzzy rules. But everything I did was innocuous.