Category: Censorship

Potentially Damaging Content

My blog has been blocked by the websense blocker software my employer uses. Which means I can’t access my own blog from work, which is sort of funny… especially considering I’m publishing many of the same posts on the internal blogging system as well.

My opinions are obviously to be considered “damaging”.

I guess that just shows the inherently bad idea with filtering in various forms, going from silly but annoying or harmless to the downright dangerous and anti-democratic (happened again in the latest election, it seems).

That’s what you get for buying blocking software from a company that likes to list porn sites on its web pages while selling easily circumventable blocker software. It makes me wonder what wacky filter grepped on to the site, and what exactly it disliked… but then again, I just posted this criticism of blocking software, so now I’m bound to be censored until the end of time.

Update:

Potentially Damaging Content

Potentially Damaging Content

I’m still blocked. I’ve attempted to contact Websense through their nifty “contact us” web form — it just sent me back to their starting page. I’ve now sent an email instead, which apparently has been ignored or put on hold in some forgotten inbox.

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