July 5, 2001

Court put its network at risk

Author: JT Smith

ComputerNewsDaily: "Half of the federal court system's Internet use by
employees during a recent period was to download movies, music and
pornography, according to an internal memo and sources.

That amounted to a ``gross misuse of government resources,'' a
high-ranking court official wrote in a memo.

But when warned about that, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court's judicial
council in San Francisco had a surprising response: It shut off the
system that had detected the improper downloading."


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