Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
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Routing around it

Over the past decade and a half that my ER has had internet access, the hospital has been progressively restricting how employees can use it. The nanny filters get tighter by the day. At this point, to access almost any IP not on the corporate LAN, you have to log in with a personal username and password, and if you try to access any site except email or Google, you have to press a button acknowledging that you are accessing a site not approved for work, and WE ARE WATCHING YOU.

The result? All the nurses now have smartphones, and use the hospital guest network to go to whatever sites they want, anonymously.

Nurses treat internet censorship like damage, and route around it.

A tremendous improvement for the hospital's bandwidth, I'm sure. Will they shut down the guest network, now?
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