The Piercing Truth

This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Nov 6, 2007

If You Can't Block'em - Track'em

Last month we told you about the city's attempt to block EyeOnAlbuquerque.com and MarioBurgos.com (read it here). Now our Eyes tell us that the city is taking another approach. Apparently, too much of the city's behind the scenes dirty laundry is showing up on our lovable little website in the form of anonymous posts. So, the city has decided to install tracking software that will allow them to determine who's posting what using city owned computers and gateways.

First of all, we don't see anything illegal about the city installing and using tracking software on computers owned by the city in order to track what employees are doing using city equipment and presumably on city time. In our opinion, it's really no different than placing tracking devices on city vehicles; it may be creepy and Orwellian, but not illegal.

However, (you knew this was coming) since the city is essentially recording the content being generated by their computers and subsequently being posted on EyeOnAlbuquerque.com, they are creating an electronic record of that employee's activities; that record would be no different than any other electronic correspondence.

Emails the most popular type of computer generated correspondence, are considered part of the public record and can be the target of a Freedom of Information Request. Therefore, if the city is recording data that indicates what Internet sites an employee is visiting and the comments being posted by that employee on a specific Internet site, those records should be public and subject to a FOIR.

We'd love to get our Eyes on where the boys on the 5th and 11th floors are spending their time and our money. But, we'd wager that those computers would be conveniently left off the list of computers to be tracked; similar to the recent email system "crash" that wiped out a number of emails shortly after Marty's Minions Barry Bitzer and Greg Payne got caught with their hand in the electronic cookie jar (Heath Haussamen - read it here). These yahoos ought to learn that getting rid of computer records is really not an easy thing to do and creating even more just to try and ferret out dissenters is probably an unwise course of action.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you 'Eye' or the heads up.
We'll just do our posting from home.

Anonymous said...

The 5th floor neds to focus on the job at task; fighting crime not spending time and taxpayer's money on witch hunting out who's posting comments.
If they were doing what they are supposed to be doing and not covering up illegal stuff, they wouldn't concerned with this site.
Since they can't, this web site must be a major concern.
You go "EYE".

Anonymous said...

This website scares the death out of the 11th and 5th floors. Now when they pull stuff it comes out and they can't stand it. Many of us have seen DCop MC on his computer on the 5th floor reading and commenting on this site....He is a daily viewer.

Anonymous said...

Oh brother Mark B don't flatter yourself. Like anyone would believe this crap on the "Lie". Last month you reported that the City blocked access to this rag and within the same hour of that post I logged in....Get a life & push away from the plate, your gut is out of control.

Anonymous said...

Above poster Dave D.

Anonymous said...

We know. How's it feel Dave to not hang with your friends anymore. Nobody trusts you. You used to be one of us. Now you're just a part of everything that you despised.
Traitor.

Anonymous said...

Three up. It is NOT Brawley, as much as some of you would like it to be. He couldn't write this well.

Anonymous said...

Cracks us up how they are wiretapping city employees phones, when all along the bugs are also up there own asses.
Who farted at 3:16 this afternoon?
We heard it. Obviously some fat slob (KM)Dude go see a doctor about that.

Anonymous said...

how about that Darren White. He will be a shoe in for the Washington job. Watch how many new friends he starts getting now!

Anonymous said...

UDALL FOR SENATE!!!!!!! Show your support! If every blogger on this site collected as little as $100.00 for Udall that would be a vote against Marty. Do something now, this is a great opportunity to end Marty's political career. Make good use of it support his opponent!! It will demonstrate how the only office he can hold is MAYOR, without a runoff!!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more!!

Anonymous said...

They also ought to know that, since the records are "Public Records," their destruction would be a criminal act.

Anonymous said...

There's a lawyer already looking into it.

Anonymous said...

No wonder why new recruit potentials are going to Rio Rancho.

Anonymous said...

The Union needs to stop making 'back room' deals and start holding this Administration's feet to the fire.

Anonymous said...

Hey 'Eye', the "Ear" is listening.
Lot's of 'Belching' going on this morning. Their sending TJ out to get Alka -Selser instead of donuts this morning.

Anonymous said...

They will make you pay if you posted, even from home on your own time.

I'm a bitch watcher said...

bitch bitch bitch bitch bitch

Anonymous said...

The idiots can't track you at home!!!!!!! As much as they wish they could!

Anonymous said...

"They will make you pay"(?) Really.
From a jail cell? Think again.
Resignation sounds better all te time.

Anonymous said...

It's not fun going to work anymore if you work on the 5th or 11th.

Anonymous said...

The boneheads can't find their ass from a hole in the ground....Boy,,, how they wish they could. The site really gets to them!

Anonymous said...

How lame are they??? With all the problems & issues the city has with APD (and other departments, for sure!!) these geniuses want to narc out disgruntled employees?? What the F&**K is wrong with these people? No wonder the city is in this mess!!!

Anonymous said...

They just want to keep their problems from going public.

They know what they are doing is wrong and against the law!

Where else can you treat people like shit, violate their employee rights, and get away with it,,,,only APD!

Look at the poll people!!!! It speaks for its self!

Anonymous said...

Not only APD, my friend, but other city departments as well....APD/AFD are the most prominent, but the class-action lawsuit includes workers from every department in the city who have gotten screwed. All the Unions blue-collar, white-collar, APD, etc. are lame! There's no-one out there to speak for the right of ANY city workers. We have to do it ourselves!! Seems like the rank & file is constantly under a microscope, but where's that microscope when the Administration for EVERY city department steals, frauds, breaks policies on a daily basis? Believe this: From A-Z all City Admin. people are deceitful, untrustworthy and engage in criminal behavior......the unions don't give a rats ass!

Anonymous said...

I agree, get rid of all the unions!