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Who Surfs This Much Porn?


Last week, the District of Columbia fired nine government employees for clicking the mouse over 2,000 times apiece on internet porn. Not content with merely firing their staff, the district is set to discipline an additional 32 employees for surfing porn on the taxpayer’s dime. According to examiner.com, the worst offender, took an eyeful an average of every 2.5 minutes.

The district uncovered the activity using porn-tracking software in combinatioin with a little hard drive forensics. The district plans to give itself a helping hand in the future by purchasing another 20,000 WebSense licenses at a cost of over $140,000.

With systemic in-house porn surfing, it is best to work things out in advance. Have your information technology guru adjust his or her antenna to periodically look for any such activity. Then you may nip the bud before things get out of hand. It is important to apply the handbrake before a problem arises by incorporating unequivocal policies against such activity into your employee handbook

In the event you discover any such handiwork, immediately implement the procedures outlined in your employee handbook. You may actually be giving your employees a helping hand if your handbook educates employees before a problem arises, rather than forcing you to discipline your staff down the road.

Brett Trout

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