The majority of attempts to access porn are not deliberate …

Yup, and that last shower I came down in was so refreshing …

There have been more than 24,000 attempts to access pornographic websites in [the UK] parliament since the general election, new figures show, reports Sky News

A total of 24,473 attempts to access such material from computers and other devices connected to the parliamentary network were made between June and October 2017 – around 160 a day on average.

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The network is used by MPs, peers and staff.[…]

I guess that is a whole new slant on “sucking on the public teat”

[…]The figures have emerged following a freedom of information request by the Press Association.

A spike in attempts to visit such sites was recorded in September, with 9,467 requests from both the Lords and Commons in that month.

Despite the high numbers, parliamentary authorities say the majority of the attempts are not deliberate.[…]

No, of course they are not.  “I was looking for pawn shops to flog off the ministerial limo, honestly!”

[…]The available data showed 30,876 attempts to access pornographic material from March to October 2017.

During this time, parliament was dissolved from the end of April to early June before the snap election and MPs were away for the summer recess from the end of July to early September.

A Parliamentary spokesman said: “All pornographic websites are blocked by Parliament’s computer network.

“The vast majority of ‘attempts’ to access them are not deliberate. The data shows ‘requests’ to access websites, not visits to them.”

“I was just checking that the websites were still there, for my research into the seedy underbelly of society, for a Bill I was thinking of writing – of course I did not want to access them.”

How does one access a website but not visit it?

“There are 8,500 computers on the parliamentary network, which are used by MPs, peers, their staff and staff of both Houses.

“This data also covers personal devices used when logged on to Parliament’s guest Wi-Fi.”

Ah, well, there you go – jolly guests on the WiFi system were responsible.


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