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George Greanias Signed No-Porn Policy Right Before Porn Binge

Floppy-disc porn in this picture
Floppy-disc porn in this picture

Here's one thing we didn't notice in all the hubbub: The biggest binge of porn-viewing by Metro CEO George Greanias came just days after a new policy emphasizing against such behavior -- signed by him -- went into effect.

The new policy went into effect June 15 and features Greanias's signature. Part of it says:

METRO equipment must not be used to access any adult-oriented sites at any time. Adult-oriented sites include, but are not limited to, any pornographic sites. Similarly, users are prohibited from transmitting, retrieving or storing any communications which are obscene or pornographic.

Five days later Greanias began the most concentrated and intense part of his porn tour, at least in terms of what Metro has released.

Metro's investigation showed that from Greanias's hire in May 2010 until the day the revised policy emphasizing porn went into effect, his porn viewing was sporadic at best.

The new policy goes into effect, and bam:

June 20 -- He visits four sites. June 21 -- five sites June 22 -- six sites June 23 -- three sites June 24 -- two sites (maybe he was getting tired) June 25 -- six sites (he's back, baby!) June 27 -- eight sites (his personal record) June 28 -- six sites June 30 -- five sites July 1 -- five sites.

Of course, Greanias did not believe he was using Metro equipment -- he was on his personal laptop, apparently unaware he was using the agency's wi-fi.

"The violation was unintentional," Greanias said in a letter to Metro employees. "I thought I was using my own computer, but was in fact in Metro's system -- but it was a violation all the same."

Did he have a death wish? Or did the new policy just give him ideas?

(Be sure to check out our Q&A with him here.)


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