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Proctor & Gamble plans worker web barrier, halting access to music, video

Proctor & Gamble hates their freedom.

Specifically P&G hates its workers' freedom to stream music and movies on company computers.

The big company announced on Thursday it will block net access for workers who try to use the Pandora music service or the Netflix streaming video service.

The ban goes into effect for the consumer products company's 129,000 employees. The reasons and ramifications are spelled out in a story on WSJ.com. Note: site is paywalled and you may need a subscription.

Key concern was the need to maintain adequate bandwidth across the company, a company official explained.

At the same time, P&G said it will not block social network sites because they are now important tools for marketing and business information sharing.


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