Facebook banned by half of employers

by admin August 21, 2007 at 7:34 pm

‘Get yer nose out of that ‘Book… ‘

Half of businesses are restricting employees’ access to social networking site Facebook, due to concerns about productivity and security.

According to research by security company Sophos, 43 per cent of workers polled said their employer blocks Facebook access completely.

A further seven per cent said access is restricted depending on whether it’s required for a particular job.

Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, told silicon.com: “I think it’s a growing concern for employers for a number of reasons. The most pressing concern at the moment is one of productivity.”

He said: “Some people are spending an inordinate amount of time on non-work related websites.”

Full article: silicon.com