Monday, August 31, 2015

The FBI has a serious sexting problem

In 2013, you'd think that people, especially trained operatives working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would have already learned that the Internet is forever and sending nude pictures from a cell phone isn't the best idea.

The FBI has a serious sexting problem

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Ajit Solanki

In 2013, you'd think that people, especially trained operatives working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, would have already learned that the Internet is forever and sending nude pictures from a cell phone isn't the best idea. Welp, turns out our expectations were a bit lofty because the FBI has a serious sexting problem.

CNN has obtained quarterly reports that outline disciplinary measures that the FBI has recently doled out to agents. Violations included sending nude photographs to co-workers via a personal cell phone, sexting in the office, paying for sex at a massage parlor, and a slew of other offenses.

The FBI hopes these quarterly reports will stem what its assistant director called a "rash of sexting cases" involving employees who are using their government-issued devices to send lurid texts and nude photos.

Seriously, though?

"We're hoping (that) getting the message out in the quarterlies is going to teach people, as well as their supervisors ... you can't do this stuff," FBI assistant director Candice Will told CNN this week. "When you are given an FBI BlackBerry, it's for official use. It's not to text the woman in another office who you found attractive or to send a picture of yourself in a state of undress. That is not why we provide you an FBI BlackBerry."

Well, maybe they should have emphasized that BEFORE everyone in the FBI started texting each other pictures of their down-theres. You can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. The eyes can't unsee those images.

Great going, FBI. [CNN]

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