Can someone see what I’m browsing through network server?

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If anyone knows my laptop's MAC address, will they able to see what I'm browsing when I'm connected to their network server?
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Assuming you’re referring to a ‘proxy server’ then yes, your activities can be monitored, and not just using your MAC address but also other identification, including your active directory username.

Depending on the proxy solution employed, they would be able to track sites you visit, how much time you spend on them, how much bandwidth you use, and so on, so ensure that you don’t violate any policies with your web activity.

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  • ToddN2000
    Are you browsing something you shouldn't? A lot of places I have worked will block a lot of sites to prevent employees from doing personal things during company time. They do this by monitoring network traffic and block the "non-business" sites that eat up our bandwidth. Things like music streaming and youtube video watching.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Yes they can monitor/track your internet activities by mac address Or IP address.
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  • Kevin Beaver
    What type of network server are you referring to? File server? Proxy server? For basic Internet usage, yes, whoever owns a network connection will be able to see at least high-level metadata regarding when/where you're going.
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