Joshua Graham Pitcher wrote this...
> Please do not take this as me being on ACS's side. In 6.5 years at
> UTS every contact I have had with ACS _without exception_ meant
> dealing with an arrogant self-important fuckwit too distracted by
> his computer to be botheres to help solve my problem. However...
gee thanks :) hehehehe
> I have no problem with ACS viewing our accounts. I am sick of
> waiting hours to download legit stuff because some dork on a Sun has
> 10 FTP sessions running downloading .gif files while the rest of the
> room is full of other dorks on IRC doing much the same thing. If
> people want to do that sort of thing I suggest they give progsoc $10
> and do it on ftoomsh or buy a modem and pay an ISP for the
> priviledge. I have no objection to these activities going on in
> moderation, but some students use ACS equipment solely for the above
> purposes. And that shits me.
this probably constitutes most of the opinions of students who use the
ACS systems for "serious" work..
>> My opinion of what is going on here is that ACS are way
>> overstepping their boundaries by actively looking through peoples
>> accounts, looking at anything they want to and making some sort of
>> value judgement on its
> IMHO I disagree. I do not bileve it is an invasion of privacy to
> monitor peoples acounts for the purpose of verifying appropriate
> usage of ACS accounts. However this monitoring must be done under
> STRICT guidelines and staff with the authority to do this must be
nod, it is necessary to have checks and bounds. wesminster system and
> If ACS fell they have the right to freely browse peoples accounts
> and check out the .gifs they have been downloading, then they do
> not. Such activity is a GROSS invasion of privacy. Staff at
> Telecom and the ATO face criminal prosecution for such behaviour,
> and I don't see why ACS staff should be any different.
acs is different because a) they arent a true government institution,
and b) as far as i can see there is no expectation of privacy given
from acs (people are free to interpret that incorrectly tho).
> It does not surprise me that ACS has no AUP or code of ethics, after
> all the whole department is an incompetent bunch of idiots too
> obsessed with policing their network to be bothered maintaining it.
thanks again! :) there is an AUP, it is old, but it does exist. if
these things really get you bothered enough (and not just upset when
it happens to affect you), you should seek out such documents, read
them understand them...
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