DO psycho computers keep track of ALL your activities?

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  1. d0nkeypunch, Aug 16, 2013
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    d0nkeypunch macrumors newbie

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    Do computers keep a log of every single activity that you have done on that computer? For example, let's say I dragged and dropped a file onto a external hard drive. Or picked up a folder and moved it to a different place on the desktop. Do personal computers keep a log of that sort of activity, or is it government owned computers that typically log that stuff?

    If so, how computer savvy do you have to be to get that sort of information? Let's say there are 100 computers all tied to a single network. So there is an activity log for 100 computers that are regularly used by government employees Mon - Fri. Does the activity log compile a massive, collective list of all the activity done on those 100 computers into an administrator's computer? Or is that list split by each individual computer? How easy would it be to locate, "Mr. John Doe's computer logged that at 5:30 p.m, he deleted a file, copied a file onto an external hard drive, and downloaded porn."
     
  2. AppleDApp macrumors 68020

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    I'm sure there is a log of this on all gov. computers as far as I know it would work a lot like you mentioned.

    I don't know whether or not its the same case on a personal computer.
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Yes. And if they're looking for something, they can un-delete what you deleted, too.
     
  4. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    If we are talking about computers at work, it's never a good idea to attend to matters you wouldn't want someone else finding out about (such as your BDSM fetish XD ). Nothing you do at work or online is really private...and basic data recovery is fairly easy to do w/ free software.
     
  5. Shrink macrumors G3

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    From the title of this thread, I thought that my help might be desperately be needed...guess not!;)
     
  6. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    You mean you're unable to figure out how a computer is feeling? :p
     
  7. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'm not very good at this shrink business yet. Possibly a few more years experience will help me!:eek::p
     
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  9. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Don't anthropomorphize computers - they hate it when you do that.
     
  10. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I saw what you did there...;)
     
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    Brilliant! ;)
     
  12. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    So, like, are you watching porn at work or what?
     
  13. vjarnot macrumors newbie

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    That's hilarious. They have a hard enough time just keeping the clunkers running for the most part.
     

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