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Employees don't give a stuff about using their computers at work to access the Net.

According to a survey by Which? Online workers don't give two hoots that they're wasting their employer's time and money emailing friends and family, and following the latest antics of the Big Brother household.

It seems only 14 per cent of those quizzed said they felt guilty using the Internet at work for personal reasons.

Around one in four people reckon Net access at work is a perk of the job - a similar number reckon it's not a perk. Read into that what you will.

What else. Oh yes, half of those who surf the Internet at work for personal reasons say they have no worries concerning matters of confidentiality; a third of them do.

Anyhow, this has led Paul Kitchen, Head of Which? Online to conclude: "Our survey shows that many employees expect some leeway, and most employers are pragmatic enough to recognise that."

But he reckons if you're hogging bandwidth by downloading the latest movies, or responsible getting a virus on your company's network, then watch out - your boss might just come after you.

Whatever. ®

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