Fascination with the Internet is causing more and more people to blur the line between work and their personal life. While the average worker would not walk out of the office a few times a day to go shopping, visit a broker or view a porn film, many find it completely acceptable to engage in these activities on-line in the privacy of their own cubicles.

In the future, employees who do so may risk being disciplined or even fired. More and more employers, concerned that uncontrolled Internet usage is reducing employee productivity, clogging up network traffic and creating potential liability for sexual harassment and other suits, are beginning to implement policies to monitor and restrict employees’ Web usage at work.

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