24000 attempts made to access pornographic sites from United Kingdom parliament

24000 attempts made to access pornographic sites from United Kingdom parliament

More than 24,000 attempts to access pornography have been made in the Houses of Parliament since the general election, according to the latest figures.

A Press Association (PA) freedom of information (FoI) request shows there were 9,467 requests from both the Houses of Lords and Commons in September alone.

The network filter also noted 2,751,755 attempts to access blocked websites between January to October, 2017. But parliamentary authorities said that the majority of attempts are not deliberate and security software installed on Parliamentary computers have blocked most of the sites.

The figure of 24,473 attempts represents around 160 requests per day on average - which is, in layman's terms, a whole lot of masturbation.

The new data on the legislature's porn habits comes just weeks after Prime Minister Theresa May dismissed Damian Green, Minister for the Cabinet Office, for making "inaccurate and misleading" statements related to pornography discovered on his computer.

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So the work network might be blocking the porn in Parliament, it doesn't seem to be stopping people from testing the filters to try and see some naked/semi-naked people on their computers. However, data released today show that the number of attempts to access pornographic sites has declined in recent years in the British Parliament.

Should Parliament staff be punished for attempting to access porn, or is it not a big deal?

'There are 8,500 computers on the parliamentary network, which are used by MPs, peers, their staff and staff of both Houses. The United Kingdom Parliament staff were found trying to access the porn websites in the house about 24000 times in four months.

There's also a chance that Parliamentary porn fans may simply be accessing porn websites using their cellular connections instead, particularly as some mobile data packages can be pretty generous and offer decent 4G speeds.

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