07 Sep '11, 7am

Should companies ban Facebook and Twitter at work?

LONDON - Nearly a third of British companies are now blocking access to social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter at work, according to a survey. In the last year, the proportion of businesses restricting access to the services on the basis of security concerns has more than trebled, it found. In 2010 only 9 per cent of British companies had social networking bans in place, compared to 32 per cent now. According to Clearswift, the security firm that carried out the survey, a series of high-profile hacking incidents such as the recent attacks on Sony has driven concern among managers that employees could leak data or be tricked into downloading computer viruses. The Japanese electronics giant was forced to shut down its PlayStation Network earlier this year after hackers gained access to users' personal data. The incident is expected to cost Sony hundreds of m...

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