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You’ve been dreaming of this day your entire life. You and your one true love will be joining your eternal souls in the resplendent, holy matrimony of… a Google+ hangout. Scenes like this used to be pretty rare (and usually involved deployed military members), but as the New York Times points out, proxy weddings via internet have become increasingly common — and increasingly controversial with the questions of immigrant marriage fraud and legitimate consent at the forefront.
Stealing office supplies is one thing, but using the office internet connection to download pirated movies, music and porn is something entirely different, especially if you’re a member of the Australian Public Service. Here are just a few people we caught downloading copyrighted material using State and Federal government connections. There’s everything from movies to porn on this list.
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