Friday, May 17 2013 7:01 AM EDT2013-05-17 11:01:29 GMT
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed. The group said Friday the attackMore >>
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 7:35 AM EDT2013-05-16 11:35:35 GMT
Around 1:30 Thursday morning, the Owensboro Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the Hampton Inn, located at 615 Salem Drive.Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised thatMore >>
Responding units spoke with the desk clerk, who advised that a male subject entered the business armed with a rifle, and demanded money.More >>
Thursday, May 16 2013 6:53 AM EDT2013-05-16 10:53:21 GMT
Police say a 7-year-old boy is critically injured, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Indianapolis. The boy was hit about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday on the city's south side. A police spokesman saysMore >>
Officers were told that the boy was trying to cross the busy two-lane street when he was hit.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 7:56 PM EDT2013-05-19 23:56:49 GMT
(RNN) - Tornadoes have touched down in Oklahoma and Kansas, leaving a trail of damage.There are no reports of fatalities or injuries, but homes and businesses are damaged in Witchita, KS and outside ofMore >>
Supercell storms are spawning tornadoes that have touched down in Kansas and Oklahoma. More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:53 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:53:44 GMT
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event. The street was closed Sunday afternoon for activities like biking, rollerblading and dancing. VendorsMore >>
The stretch of Fulton Avenue between Maryland and Diamond is back open after the Evansville Streets Alive event.More >>
TRI-STATE (WFIE) -
You're at work. You're watching emails come in, faxes and reports.
All the while someone is likely watching you: your employer.
This really became a topic of interest in light of the Petraeus case. Just how much privacy do you really have in the digital era?
As we found out, practically none.
But when it comes to being on the web at work, a place where your professional life and personal life collide, there are ways to tell whether someone's watching you.
New technology makes it easier than ever to give your boss a window into your work space, and a recent survey shows between half and 2/3 of employers admit to watching some of what their employees do online.
At information Technology Architects in Evansville, they build and maintain computer networks for hospitals, energy companies, even NASA. Owner Keith Barnett says part of that job is giving employers the ability to watch what goes on online.
"The employer usually wants to look for the ability to see what their employees are doing throughout the day. Make sure the employees are not distracted and doing something other than taking care of the customer," Barnett.
There are a few common ways an employer could watch you. Barnett says one is a hardware device called an appliance that is hard coded to look for site access and restrict it, monitor it and track it.
The other most common method is via software that's built into a router or a firewall. It would also block restricted sites and let admins monitor computer activity.
You're probably thinking how would I know if it's on my computer? The truth is, if it's installed properly, you wouldn't know.
"They really won't know. They really won't know. Because the regular folks out there don't know what's under the hood, so to say. So, they really don't have any idea where to start looking," Barnett said.
Now, if you work for a small operation, not a corporation, your boss may have installed one of these "over-the-counter" types of software: Spy Agent, Web Watcher, PC Pandora, or Sniper Spy. You can usually find evidence of these in the startup folder if your admin hasn't chosen to hide them.
You may also find evidence of one of them down in the corner in the task bar. Hovering over the icon reveals the program actively running on your computer.
There's still one more way to find out whether you're being watched at work: your company handbook.
Here at 14 news, every new hire gets one of these. And right here on page 27, it says "to the extent that employees wish their private activities remain private, they should avoid using the company computer." That's pretty clear.
If you go looking for monitoring software and find it, tread carefully. Barnett says trying to uninstall them could land you in the corner office.
"That leaves a trail, too, so whoever is watching you, the administrator, the employer, whoever, they're going to see what you're trying to do and so that can kind of cause some problems at review time," Barnett said.
In the end, Barnett says your company owns the computer and the network so they are free to monitor it. Every company is different. Some may not care that you're on Facebook. It may be grounds for termination elsewhere. So, know your employer.
A good rule of thumb- don't do anything online you wouldn't do if your boss was standing next to you.
"Exactly, you have to imagine that your boss is looking over your shoulder because nine times out of ten, you will be being monitored," Barnett said.
Now, if there's something you absolutely must do online at work, but being online is forbidden at your workstation, don't forget about your smart phone.
It's your device and as long as your using your data plan on your break time, you can buy concert tickets, check your email account, or browse Pinterest on your break in perfect privacy.
Sunday, May 19 2013 1:58 PM EDT2013-05-19 17:58:35 GMT
There's a problem with the paint that was used when the Twin Bridges were repainted in 2007 and now the bridges will have to be painted again.Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials tell 14 News theMore >>
The bottom line, KTC officials say, is that the Twin Bridges will have to be painted again at some point in the future, much sooner than expected.More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
A senior White House adviser insists President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had been targeting tea party groups "when it came out in the news."More >>
A top White House adviser insisted Sunday that President Barack Obama learned the Internal Revenue Service had targeted tea party groups only "when it came out in the news" while Republicans continued to press the...More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-19 22:27:30 GMT
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One person has died after a traffic crash on Interstate 64. The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange. TheMore >>
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 64 just east of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) interchange.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedMore >>
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-18 13:54:39 GMT
Evansville police made a large drug bust Fir day night. It happened at a home in the 600 block of Jefferson Avenue near Garvin Street. Police say officers were in the area and could smell a strong odorMore >>
Officers got a search warrant, and once inside the home, found what they call a substantial amount of marijuana.More >>
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