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Report Nails SEC Workers Surfing Porn Sites at Work

by VR Sreeraman on  March 28, 2010 at 10:41 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
 Report Nails SEC Workers Surfing Porn Sites at Work
The report on a dozen employees and contractors at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission surfing porn sites at work has been revealed.
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Blog site Gawker.com obtained detailed reports of the 16 investigations into the issue and a list of the porn sites these employees reportedly logged onto.

According to Gawker, documents revealed that video files found on one man's computer were sent to the FBI on suspicion of being child pornography.

This man said his porn-surfing habit was "no longer than an hour and a half a day", and said it started out with him looking at sites showing men in bathing suits.

"I would access the sites that I didn't think were pornographic," the New York Daily News quoted the man as saying in the report.

"I mean, they were like swimsuit sites or something, and essentially, there would be links ... I would click on the link, and ... most of the times, it would be blocked.

"So, you know, I wouldn't access the site. And that's how it kind of evolved from there," the man said.

The man, whose name was not released, appears to work in a professional capacity for the SEC.

Two of the files found on his computer appeared to contain child pornography and are being investigated by the FBI.

Some of the sites revealed in documents were transvestite porn sites.

The Washington Times reported, Dealbreaker had revealed that the supervisor who looked at sites like this had tried to look at porn on his computer more than 1,800 times over a mere 17 days.

He says work was stressing him out and he needed a distraction.

"It was kind of distraction per se," the supervisor told investigators.

The inspector general's office gave the Washington Times more than 150 pages related to the porn-surfing investigation at the SEC, though it would not release the names of the individuals it investigated, saying this "could conceivably subject them to harassment and annoyance in the conduct of their official duties and private lives".

These porn-surfing SEC workers have been mentioned in all of the inspector general's last four semi-annual reports sent to Congress.

"They're simply just stealing time," Allan Bachman, education manager for the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, told the paper.

"They're getting paid to do something that they're not supposed to be doing," he added.

Source: ANI
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