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<P> MILPITAS, Calif., March 24 (Reuter) - Attention, corporate
Web surfers -- LittleBrother may be watching you.</P>
<P> Kansmen Corp. on Monday unveiled the latest version of its
LittleBrother software, which enables companies to monitor
employee use of the Internet and the Internet-like computer
networks known as intranets -- and can even block worker
access to certain Web sites.</P>
<P> ``LittleBrother is not a censorship tool -- it is a
business productivity tool,'' Kan Ng, president of the
Milpitas, Calif.-based company, said in a statement.</P>
<P> ``Employees should not make excessive personal
long-distance calls or take office supplies for personal use
because it wastes company time and money,'' Ng said. ``In the
same sense, employees should not waste company time and money
at unproductive Internet sites.''</P>
<P> The Internet is a vast treasurehouse of information, such
as corporate filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission or constantly updated satellite weather maps.</P>
<P> But the Net also has destinations many bosses might frown
on, such as the Dilbert cartoon site (''It's better than
working'') or Playboy magazine's cyberspace counterpart.</P>
<P> The version of LittleBrother version 1.2 released Monday
comes in two varieties: a $295 product that tracks and
analyses computer network use and a $495 LittleBrother
Professional Edition that also blocks access to certain
Internet sites.</P>
<P> The software, first released in December, can identify who
uses the Internet, where they go and how long they stay;
identify who is downloading material unrelated to work and
finger people playing network games or using chat rooms,
Kansmen said.</P>
<P> The higher-priced software includes a list of blocked
sites in categories like pornography and game-playing, and
companies can create their own lists of banned sites, the
private company said.</P>
<P> But LittleBrother isn't a total drag on the fun-loving
corporate Web-head. The software can be configured to allow
full Web access before work hours, during lunch and after
work.</P>
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