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Websense Issues Slacker Alert

Ah the rights of spring. Where would we be without the the annual NCAA Tourney and the accompanying online rush to populate conference brackets and drop dibs on the home-town favorite. And where would we be without the yearly finger wagging from Websense about potential revenue losses from legal liability, wasted productivity and of course munched bandwidth.

Websense today warned its 16,500 customer organizations - which includes more than half of the Fortune 500 - that online sports betting at work may create productivity drains and serious corporate legal liabilities. According to the FBI, March Madness generates nearly $3 billion in betting - most of it illegal. In fact, betting on college sports is legal only in Nevada, where it now brings in more than $600 million a year.

Maybe we should just turn the Internet over to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and put an end to this madness.