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German factories and companies to prevent employees from using social networking sites

German factories and companies to prevent employees from using social networking sites
25 Oct
Berlin - AFP:
German companies have banned their employees use online social networks such as "Facebook", because of the fear of industrial espionage and piracy, and low productivity, according to a report published in the Economic Journal "Verchavsffuch."
Magazine quoted the second-largest bank in Germany, "Commerzbank"  bank,, "A number of our employees are banned from entering the external social networks for security reasons".
Christian Vaes specialist in information security said, "In the past, e-mail was the one who allowed the transfer of dangerous programs, but today it is social networking".
The car factories, "volzfagn" and "Porsche" prevented staff from social networking on the Internet, while the cement factory "Haidalbrgciment" banned "Facebook" and "Twitter", the first global platform for the mini-blogs.
Some companies, such as "Eon", which ranked first in the field of energy, and "Linde" producer of industrial gas, proceeded to limit access to "facebook" and "YouTube" in some of their positions on the industry.
Some institutions, as the car factory "Daimler", tended to limit access to social networking sites becauce of fear of loss in productivity.
While 56 per cent of the companies to justify their need to adjust the contacts with some social networks for security reasons, 30 per cent of them focused on their fear of its employees spend working hours to communicate over the Internet, according to the poll prepared by the company of information security "Clearsoevt".
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