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by Mike Masnick




Want A Job Reading Email?

from the what-a-job dept

A new study has found that companies are so worried about what's going out over email that 44% now employ people whose job it is to read outgoing email to make sure company secrets aren't getting out. Now, it may depend on the company (and secrets) in question, but doesn't it seem likely that paying someone to read through outgoing email may be a bit expensive than the likelihood of real risk from an outgoing email?

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    msykes, 20 Jul 2004 @ 9:42am

    Hmm

    That seems to me like the ideal job to have in order to sell secrets to other companies. I mean unless they have a second layer of email readers reading the emails from the other email readers...

    And do they have these guys on 24/7? Or when you try to send an email at night it just sits around waiting to be scanned.

    Google should just offer a service for this...

    msykes

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      HumbleOpinion, 20 Jul 2004 @ 3:55pm

      Re: Hmm; Reading Outgoing Mail

      I imagine that these companies have filters on their outgoing mail that try to identify messages with confidential or obscene content. When the filter flags a suspect message, someone has to read it to confirm whether it is a false positive or not, and then notify the employee's supervisor, etc.

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        Anonymous Coward, 20 Jul 2004 @ 11:05pm

        Re: Hmm; Reading Outgoing Mail

        there is no way that you could flag confidential content.
        Well, sure, occaisionally you'd get a positive, but to be anywhere near reliable, you'd have to have a parser that completely understood english. I'm pretty sure that doesn't exist yet.
        The confidentiallity breach won't necessarily say "these are the plans to project 56G" (easy to spot).
        More likely it would be more like "we decreased detention time by 2 minutes and increased the particle size by .1 nanometers." The parser would have to know everything about the company to spot that. Catching it would net a *lot* of false positives.

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    Nina Myer, 31 Oct 2007 @ 1:12pm

    Reading Email Jobs

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    Nina Myer, 31 Oct 2007 @ 1:14pm

    Reading Email Jobs

    I am interested in this and would like more information. I presently work in A/R for a car dealership and I am wanting to work from home. I have internet access and find this would be a perfect career.

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      ishwar, 4 Aug 2008 @ 6:24am

      Re: Reading Email Jobs

      i need some more information about this.
      actually i want to do this job at home.
      i have internet service.
      & also i have more potential to do this work.

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      ishwar, 4 Aug 2008 @ 6:31am

      Re: Reading Email Jobs

      i need some more information about this.
      actually i want to do this job at home.
      i have internet service.
      & also i have more potential to do this work.

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