Really embarassed to ask this

cops20

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I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
Losing sleep here, please advise
 

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I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
Losing sleep here, please advise
No they can't.
 
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doboy

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I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
Losing sleep here, please advise
Just clean out the safari history, cache, and cookies in the setting and you should be fine. :D
 
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cops20

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Just clean out the safari history, cache, and cookies in the setting and you should be fine. :D
I know how to hit clear history, how do I do the other things?

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figured it out, now I can sleep without having a heart attack! So stupid
 
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iEvolution

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Unless you are somehow using the company network or proxy server, then no the company can't see what you are doing.
 
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r-sparks

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I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
Losing sleep here, please advise
Do you use either iTunes or iCloud backup? If your last backup was recent you can do a restore via iTunes to that point. This will give you complete peace of mind.

Incidentally, for an iPad that might be shared with others or demanded back by the head of IT at any moment, I think it's wise to permanently activate Safari's private browsing mode, which doesn't record browser history etc. Settings, Safari, Private Browsing.

Also, search iTunes for Bcalculator.
 
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shinobi-81

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Apr 11, 2012
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There is also a "Private Browsing" feature in Safari, in case this accidentally happens again.
 
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sjinsjca

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Private browsing won't help if your IP traffic is routed through corporate channels for filtering and monitoring.

You're probably okay (companies rarely go looking for abuse of corporate equipment unless they already have an employee in their crosshairs) but this is a good lesson for everyone. Number one, be careful out there. Number two, company equipment is for work. Don't do anything personal on it, including email. Invest in your own device instead.
 
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zooby

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Yes, even if you clear it, when you connect to their internet, they are able to see what you have seen in the previous days. So stop "stumbling" into porn before your boss and wife finds out.

EDIT: LOL! You made a username just to ask this. This is amazing.
 
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petalino

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Nov 21, 2010
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We seem to live in an upside-down and totally paranoid world.

What is wrong with looking at a russian porn website????

If it was done by an employee during his work hours, I would object as the boss.

Otherwise who cares, even if using the Ipad I provided him with?

Loosen up a little, people.
Big brother seems to have arrived and you dont even notice.



Da swidania.
Andrzej
 
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scaredpoet

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Apr 6, 2007
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Otherwise who cares, even if using the Ipad I provided him with?
At least in the US, the relevant case law makes it clear that if an employer gives you a gadget to use, the employer sets the rules on how you use the gadget.

His employer may or may not object to the OP using it to view iron on his own time. Who knows? But if the employer does object, hey are within rights to do something about it.

That said, most of the people here are right: unless he was on the company VPN at the time it happened, a wipe of the history and cache should take care of things just fine.

Big brother seems to have arrived and you dont even notice.
No, Big Brother refers to a metaphor for constant totalitarian surveillance, typically by government entities. This merely a case of someone using a device owned by someone else: my device, my rules. He's not going to get detained or incarcerated for what he saw. His boss, however, may have some choice words for him.

If the OP wants to "break free" from that surveillance, the option to do so is very straightforward: he can buy his own iPad and see all the Russian porn his heart desires, or stumble on it accidentally and guilt-free, for that matter.
 
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SeniorGato1

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You're so screwed! Your employer probably installed a website logger. They are disgusted by your actions, are preparing your termination papers and discussing with law enforcement!

Sweet Dreams.
 
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Blorzoga

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I was on a work issued ipad (small company) and really did stumble on porn. It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
I erased my history but can the company see where I went on my home wifi?
Losing sleep here, please advise
Make sure you clean off the iPad before you return it.
 
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h1r0ll3r

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It was a russian site and I didn't know it would go there. I spent a few minutes there and clicked a few more pics before my shock went into overdrive and I realized what I was doing.
uh huh ;) yeah. Only a few minutes just to see where the "good" pics were at LOL.
 
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Jackintosh

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Fellow IT employee at a large federal bank was fired for this when I was there. Caught viewing via the network monitoring tools. It was a one-time occurence but terminated nevertheless. No second chance given. In these days of tough economic times and tight job market, it's a given that you're easily replaceable if your conduct violates corporate policy.
 
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noteple

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They would have to prove it was you and not some redirection.

Dont visit the same url again.

If its a company issued device limiit browsing to company approved sites.

Dont sweat the small stuff
 
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