76% of companies are now blocking social networking sites

Employers Crack Down On Social Networking, Web Surfing At Work
More than three-quarters of organizations now block social net sites

The Internet may be booming with new modes of entertainment and collaboration, but most companies are no longer letting their employees enjoy them during work hours.

According to new data collected by ScanSafe, which filters more than a billion Web queries each month, some 76 percent of companies are now blocking social networking sites — a 20 percent increase over the past six months.

More companies now block social networking sites than block Webmail (58 percent), online shopping (52 percent), or sports sites (51 percent), ScanSafe says.

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