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Porn emails cost employees their jobs

Twenty-five employees of a Dresden-based chip factory belonging to Germany's Infineon Technologies AG, Europe's second-largest semiconductor maker, were given the sack on Thursday for allegedly exchanging emails with pornographic content. "These are cases of clear violations of work rules," Anna Rulle, spokeswoman of Infineon Dresden said. The saving of pornography on office computers as well as the sending of such data is fundamentally forbidden, Rulle said and added that the affected employees were well aware of it. She said the 25 employees had sent porn emails to colleagues as well as to friends and said Infineon's workforce had alerted them to the offense. Infineon employs around 5,400 employees at the Dresden plant.