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Hey guys, I've got a question regarding my companies wireless network that I login to. I have to use my credentials to login to the WiFi network, then after that I usually stream music and run taptalk throughout the day. My question is how easily can IT monitor internet/wifi usage? More specifically how much can they monitor app usage? Such as, knowing I get on the newegg app to check Shell shocker deals, posting using taptalk? Checking weather?

Is there less of a digital footprint on my specific login Id if I run through apps instead of browsing through chrome or Firefox?


Thanks guys! Definitely not doing anything shady, just wondering if they pulled my WiFi logs, oh you posted in the nvidia form during work hours...etc...

Thanks guys!
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use a vpn service? The free ones are slow, but if your just posting on forums, reading text etc. it should be enough.
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It's not really a question of how hard it is to monitor network traffic (it's really not), it's more of a question of whether or not they are monitoring the traffic (probably not.) Personally, I would start getting suspicious and curious if I started seeing VPN traffic over the wifi zone.
    
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Yea, like I said, I souly use the wifi for surfing OCN on taptalk and I was wondering if it'd be better to do so through the taptalk app instead of the chrome browser version?

That and spotify/pandora and that's all I use it for throughout the day.

I definitely dont have anything to hide, at work or at home, just wondering the monitoring possibilities....
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If the NSA can do it for the entire country, it's not a stretch to say that the IT department at a company can do the same or better for their network. Native vs tapatalk doesn't matter. If you think your superiors would get mad if they caught you, electronically or in person, using their computers/network for non-business but otherwise harmless purposes, don't do it.
    
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