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US Govt. Workers Fired For Online Porn

You’d think they’d know better. After all, they work for the Office of the Chief Technology Officer in Washington DC. But no, apparently not. Nine employees have been fired for using their work PCs to watch porn during working hours. And that’s not just casually. An five-week investigation determined that the nine visited an “egregious” number of porn sites during 2007, Vnunet reports (how many sites does it take to be egregious, anyway?).   The investigation involved a forensic examination of 10,000 city computers and followed a complaint by someone in the Office of Property Management about colleagues downloading pornographic images at work.   Although nine have gone, the investigation hasn’t yet concluded. If other offenders are found, they could face disciplinary action, raging from warning letters to firing, based on the number of times they visited porn sites from work.