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September 2, 2009

BRITISH CITY BANS FACEBOOK FOR EMPLOYEES

BBC - A council is to ban Facebook on its computers after it was revealed staff spent on average 400 hours on the site every month. Portsmouth City Council said it had decided to change its policy and block access to the social networking site. It added the figures equated to each of its 4,500 staff, who have access to computers, spending between five and six minutes a month on the site. The ban will come into force in the next few weeks and will also see the Bebo, Twitter and eBay sites blocked - YouTube had already been banned.

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