UK: Parliament Computers Used 160 Times Per Day to Access Blocked Pornography Sites

Wiki
image_pdfimage_print
Between June and October, 2017, there were 24,000 attempts to access pornography on the House of Parliament’s computer network, which is used by MPs, Peers, and staff.  This averages to 160 attempts each day. A separate FOI request shows there were almost 3-million attempts to access blocked websites from January to October 2017.  Blocked websites could include pornography, dating services, games, and entertainment.  Officials say that most of these access attempts are not intentional but, rather, the result of malware that responds to keyword searches for other types of information. -GEG

More than 24,000 attempts were made to access pornographic websites in the Houses of Parliament since the general election, according to official data.

The figure of 24,473 attempts represents about 160 requests per day on average from computers and other devices connected to the parliamentary network – which is used by MPs, peers and staff – between June and October last year.

It comes amid a sex scandal in Westminster, during which Theresa May sacked her de facto deputy, Damian Green, after he made “misleading” statements about allegations that police found pornography on computers in his parliamentary office in 2008.

In his resignation letter, Green continued to deny “unfounded and deeply hurtful” claims that he downloaded or viewed the material.

The data, released after a freedom of information (FoI) request by the Press Association, shows a spike in September in the number of attempts to visit the sites, with 9,467 requests from both the Houses of Lords and Commons that month.

Parliamentary authorities say the majority of attempts are not deliberate.

The figures also show a sharp decrease in the number of attempts to access pornographic websites in recent years. In 2016, the parliamentary filtering system blocked 113,208 attempts, down from 213,020 the previous year.

Read full article here…

Visit our Classified ads.

Check out our Classified ads at the bottom of this page.

Recent stories & commentary

Kakistocracy

Joe Biden Names Kamala Harris as His Running Mate for Vice President

August 12, 2020 BBC 4

Harris, in order to appeal to the radical left, came out in favor of free college education, the Green New Deal environmental program, universal healthcare and free healthcare for illegal immigrants. Biden’s deteriorating mental state makes it likely his VP could become president if Democrats win.

Politics

Chaos, Looting and Vandalism in Chicago

August 11, 2020 ZeroHedge 0

Thirteen police officers were injured, and a security guard and a civilian also were struck by gunfire. The Mayor and Chief of Police responded with stern words against the rioters. [Now we shall see what their actions are.]

Politics

Seattle City Council Approves Plan to Defund Police. Goodbye Seattle.

August 11, 2020 Fox News 3

The police department’s $400 million budget was cut by about $3 million. Council member Kshama Sawant was the sole “no” vote because she felt the proposals didn’t go far enough. Riots broke out and Amazon, Whole Foods, and a Chase Bank were vandalized. Police Chief Carmen Best has resigned from her position.

GEG Commentary

Portland Mayor Accuses Rioters of ‘Attempting To Commit Murder’

August 10, 2020 ZeroHedge 2

It is possible that Trump may be the preferred candidate of the deep state because he will have far more support of the American people than Biden would when the President declares martial law. That IS the end game of the deep state. Look up the definition of ‘controlled opposition’ and read it twice.

Classifieds

For classified advertising rates and terms, click here. The appearance of ads on this site does not signify endorsement by the publisher. We do not attempt to verify the accuracy of statements made therein or vouch for the integrity of advertisers. However, we will investigate complaints from readers and remove any message we find to be misleading or that promotes anything fraudulent, illegal, or unethical.

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments