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Why companies shouldn't track everything their remote workers do online

Ask David Heinemeier Hansson, the cofounder and CTO of Basecamp, how he feels about companies that use software to surveil their remote workers, and you'll probably hear a few expletives.

As The Washington Post, NPR, and The New York Times have reported, computer monitoring software products such as Interguard and Time Doctor have flourished during the coronavirus pandemic as companies try to keep tabs on far-flung workers. Once installed, these programs can track what websites employees are visiting, measure mouse movements, and even monitor keystrokes. Count digital monitoring of employees as yet another existing work trend accelerated by COVID-19.

Although Hansson is one of the loudest voices in favor of remote work, he didn't want it to happen like this. "If companies are truly interested in having their workers be more productive, they should leave them the hell alone," he says in an interview.

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