News Burst: Digital map of Web to track employees

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A Scottish company claims to be the first to have created a digital map of the dark side of the Web that will track employees' use of the Internet.

Net Intelligence was launched Thursday as an alternative to current surveillance packages that block or filter Internet use at work.

Actis Technology insists that the software is 100 percent accurate. The system uses electronic digital fingerprints to detect when employees are making inappropriate use of the Internet in company time. Employers can customise the software to set tolerance levels on the different categories of the Web that they wish to monitor.

The company is confident that the system will enable large businesses and government to enforce company code of practice on Internet use.

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