Hey, get a load of that. Oops – launch sequence activated
When I think about the men and women working at the Pentagon to keep our nation safe, I think of military brass strategizing, doors that require retina scans and slide noiselessly into walls, and top-secret projects with innocuous names (note: Project Éclair is NOT about donuts). What I don’t think about: porn. According to a recently released directive, however, that’s what’s on the minds of some Pentagon employees.
The Missile Defense Agency’s executive director, John James Jr., has warned his staff against “inappropriate” use of the agency’s servers — specifically, “accessing websites, or transmitting messages, containing pornographic or sexually explicit images.” As every visitor to such websites knows, they risk “the introduction of malware or malicious code.”
I like how the focus is on a malware attacks, because the fact that so many of his employees are browsing porn at work that he has to write up a memo isn’t the real problem.
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