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How And Where Do You Access Punternet, Especially If You Are Not Single?

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As per topic title.

Not from work, I guess nor a public PC, though it looks pretty innocent from a distance.

If you have a partner and/or children, what do you do?

I log on every morning as a different, password protected user on my laptop. I have a few other windows open to which I can tab, showing cars and holiday type things.

Once or twice during the day and usually in the evening just to catch up.

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I'm married, kids have gone. I never access the site from home, too risky.

Main time on site is when at work, less risk,(sat in an open plan office but in the corner) so like you I may have the site open but with other tabs for switching purposes if anyone visits my desk.

I travel with my work so if I can get internet access when in a hotel then I might also spend some time on this site or in the chatroom.

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iPhone with another tab ready to switch to open at the message board of the football team I support. Before using PN I was a regular poster on that board so behaviour hasn't changed in wife's eyes.

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At home, using Google Chrome's incognito window. I have used internet cafes occasionally - don't see any problem there really.

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I'm married, kids have gone. I never access the site from home, too risky.

Main time on site is when at work, less risk,(sat in an open plan office but in the corner) so like you I may have the site open but with other tabs for switching purposes if anyone visits my desk.

I travel with my work so if I can get internet access when in a hotel then I might also spend some time on this site or in the chatroom.

Wow, thats brave using the site at work!! Even though I am based from home, I wouldn't use my work PC as it is connected the servers etc and I dont fancy someone trawling through my internet activity and potentially asking me about the site!!

I use my personal laptop with InPrivate browsing so that it doesnt show up in history, or my iphone if out and about.

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Wow, thats brave using the site at work!! Even though I am based from home, I wouldn't use my work PC as it is connected the servers etc and I dont fancy someone trawling through my internet activity and potentially asking me about the site!!

I use my personal laptop with InPrivate browsing so that it doesnt show up in history, or my iphone if out and about.

I am pretty sure nobody in our small company has the ability or incentive to check on my internet activity but now you have worried me a little - says he typing this at work on his work laptop!

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Wow, thats brave using the site at work!! Even though I am based from home, I wouldn't use my work PC as it is connected the servers etc and I dont fancy someone trawling through my internet activity and potentially asking me about the site!!

I use my personal laptop with InPrivate browsing so that it doesnt show up in history, or my iphone if out and about.

Quite right, I have said this before, I used to work in the IT department of a very large company, every thing can be monitored from filters on certain words on your emails to knowing exactly what sites have been on and how long for, I used to bill each department and part of it was the internet usage which was all itemised.

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I am pretty sure nobody in our small company has the ability or incentive to check on my internet activity but now you have worried me a little - says he typing this at work on his work laptop!

I suppose it depends on your Comapnies policy; this isn't pornography (is it?), but is adult related. Some Companies ban or restrict other social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

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At home - Google Chrome Incognito mode. At work but only because I run the IT.

Mark

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At home - Google Chrome Incognito mode. At work but only because I run the IT.

Mark

So is it really that easy for someone else to find out which sites I have visited? Where would they have to look - on the server or where?

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So is it really that easy for someone else to find out which sites I have visited? Where would they have to look - on the server or where?

Every company with shared internet access will have a router and/or firewall. Not all can monitor traffic but an increasing number can. Small companies might have a router you might have in the home but even some of these can log site access (under the guise of parental controls). Any company big enough to have an IT department will have equipment that can monitor traffic. Some will use it, some won't. A lot of equipment will permit site blocking too. If some stuff is blocked, then it is almost certain that monitoring is being done too.

Mark

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Thanks Mark, that's put my mind at rest, we are a small company who use a router just like I have at home, I'm sure nobody knows how to monitor traffic.

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iPhone but using Opera browser which is buried away in a folder on the 5th page. That way I don't have to delete my Safari history.

My other half isn't very tech savvy, if she was more techy I'd still use Opera but clear it all the while.

If I use my home PC's I always use SRWare Iron in Incognito mode. It's basically Google Chrome but with the Google snooping switched off, far better.

http://www.srware.ne...ome_vs_iron.php

DG

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Thanks Mark, that's put my mind at rest, we are a small company who use a router just like I have at home, I'm sure nobody knows how to monitor traffic.

They may not in house, but in these times of cost cutting they may decide to get the internet usage checked. It's not too difficult and you may have to explain why you visited this site, and more vital to the company, why you did it in the company's time.

I would get home and use Google Chrome Incognito as suggested by a couple of others.

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if i need to o use a USB flash drive with a bootable version of linux on it, totally safe and it doesn't alter any contents of the pc if for some reason it gets checked.

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if i need to o use a USB flash drive with a bootable version of linux on it, totally safe and it doesn't alter any contents of the pc if for some reason it gets checked.

What size Flash drive and any version of Linux do you recommend?

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if i need to o use a USB flash drive with a bootable version of linux on it, totally safe and it doesn't alter any contents of the pc if for some reason it gets checked.

That seems Excellent. an isolated system on a stick, to which nobody has access.

I've seen that used under different circumstances, and we discussed using it for work, notably when working from client-equipment (e.g. client desktops and laptops). You can start your own "virtual machine" inside the host machine and work from that.

Is Fine, but for one thing: traffic goes over routers and proxies.

And possibly those routers and proxies used for monitoring.

Your "traffic" to and from your browser-window to whatever site you visit still goes over the network. Anyone sitting in between you and the back-end can still listen in..

so.. do we also know of a way to encrypt our traffic from Browser to Board ?

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Are we not in danger of getting a bit paranoid about this? I don't think anyone is really interested in what I do on the internet, especially at work because I do a damn good job for my company even though I take some time out occasionally to visit sites such as this one ( and also time out when on journies to visit ladies found on this site)

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as for the original question:

useing Firefox + private navigation.

mostly from public places (hotels, lounges), and from home (yes, I guess my local telco would know)

Preferably sit with back to wall, screen-lighting set to low.

btw: compliments to G for makeing the board look neutral. no fancy graphics, no banners - Very Good.

my only remaining gripe would be the prominence of the thread-title: that is easily readable from 1 or 2 tables away.

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Are we not in danger of getting a bit paranoid about this? I don't think anyone is really interested in what I do on the internet, especially at work because I do a damn good job for my company even though I take some time out occasionally to visit sites such as this one ( and also time out when on journies to visit ladies found on this site)

paranoid ? probably,

but better safe then sorry.

As for blocked: MacDonalds UK blocks this site, some places in Germany also block it.

And I've had some funny "this site is inappropriate" messages in various companies (and it wasnt to browse adult-stuff).

Pretty sure the attempt to visit certain sites was not just blocked, but also "flagged".

There is (or can be) more going on in IT then most of us know.

example: 10 years ago very few were aware of location-knowledge the telcos, and we didnt care.

By now I realize a client-provided phone or laptop is also a tracking device.

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my first post here hi guys.

I also work in IT and coincidently in charge of network security for 600+ company employees.

You would not believe what I see on activity everyday and yes this site is also visited by my fellow workers lol.

I haven't raised this as an issue yet but who knows.

As for the original Q, I would stick to an easy Google Chrome incognito (Shift+CTRL+N) which I use at home, in my study, light down and with door closed. Sometimes my 5 year old daughter walks in but other than I feel safe enough to use this at home.

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What size Flash drive and any version of Linux do you recommend?

I've used Puppy Linux in the past which is primarily designed to be a portable OS booting from DVD or USB. It's only a 111.6MB .iso file so if you've got an old 1GB USB flash drive lying around it would be fine.

http://puppylinux.org

While on the subject of USB drives, Truecrypt is brilliant (and free) if you have any technical data or educational photos/videos you want to keep safe, I've used it for many years without issue. I also used to run Firefox portable from a Truecrypt volume before Private Browsing or Iron's "Incognito". It "may" also be possible to boot Puppy Linux from Truecrypt for extra belt and braces security, I know it'll boot a second Windows OS so it could well boot Linux too.

DG

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phone or laptop is also a tracking device.

See this and similar.

I doubt it really matters but fuck ' em I'll turn mine off (if I've actually bothered to carry it)

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my first post here hi guys.

I also work in IT and coincidently in charge of network security for 600+ company employees.

You would not believe what I see on activity everyday and yes this site is also visited by my fellow workers lol.

I haven't raised this as an issue yet but who knows.

As for the original Q, I would stick to an easy Google Chrome incognito (Shift+CTRL+N) which I use at home, in my study, light down and with door closed. Sometimes my 5 year old daughter walks in but other than I feel safe enough to use this at home.

Going to get Himbo to do this, I get so frustrated when he clears the browser cache on my computer, all passwords to sites etc are stored and am lost when he does this! Such a pain in the (_Y_)!

I do not give a toss what sites he goes on and gave him my old laptop so I do not care it gets viruses, I only ask he does not use my main computer and laptop to browse porn as I have so much work on both I do not want to lose!

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Fortunately it's never been an issue for me. I was the IT manager for many years so I had complete control and there was nobody to snoop on me. Mind you I would snoop on everyone else, especially their personal drives which were always good for a laugh.

In my last positon I was managing clinical research studies for a large swathe of the NHS in London. As we were dealing with studies that, among others, included teaching young girls to masturbate (yes, really) nobody batted an eyelid. Our Public Health department covered an array of sexual health topics and being researchers we could justify the sexual content of our browsing habits as research-related. We could say that we were planning an intervention to heighten public awareness of chlamydia, or whatever. A haughty response of outreach services to sex workers was all that was required to shut up any nosy bugger who had the temerity to ask - it happened once, when I was browsing some important filth and trying to arrange a booking.

I miss working, I enjoyed spending my working day wasting public money as I researched my next punt. Oh well I just do it from home now.

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