Big Boss Is Watching You

SOLITAIRE ADDICTS AND COM- pulsive Web surfers, beware. You may not be alone. Corporations with Big Brother tendencies can now monitor their employees' computer activity with com.Policy, a new package of surveillance software from Silverstone. The program keeps a comprehensive log of all programs launched and sends your boss snapshots of anything that's on your computer screen as often as every five minutes. ""This isn't about spying,'' says Silverstone's James Cofano, who denies his product's Orwellian characteristics. ""It's about increasing productivity and helping companies develop and deploy a computer-use policy.'' That may sound good to employers, but to their employees it may just sound like newspeak.