A few good punks
profrv at nex.net.au
Thu Apr 8 06:12:14 PDT 1999
> From seths list
> A little while ago, I noted how Websense, a censorware
>company, is distributing daily lists of sex sites supposedly not
>blacklisted by other censorware companies. See:
> MSNBC picked up the story, and there's an excellent article
>about it at:
>"Filter firm's Web site bares all"
>"Websense links to X-rated sites that it says rivals didn't block"
> Websense remains unrepentant:
> "Meyer said that company executives were not concerned that kids
> would use the tool to access objectionable content that that might
> otherwise be blocked by their parents, teachers or librarians because
> the company's site caters to corporations and government entities
> rather than the public."
> I'm quoted in the article:
> "Seth Finkelstein, a civil libertarian computer programmer adamantly
> opposed to such "censorware," said the double standard apparently
> arises out of fear that an internecine feud would highlight the
> shortcomings of filtering technology."
> "If somebody else had done this, they would ban it immediately," said
> Finkelstein, who won the Electronic Freedom Foundation's 2001 Pioneer
> Award for his work in monitoring the filtering field. "They do ban
> directories of such sites, but they're not doing it for this one."
>Seth Finkelstein Consulting Programmer sethf at sethf.com http://sethf.com
>Anticensorware Investigations - http://sethf.com/anticensorware/
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profrv is scanning for millicent breakthroughs in the hard core sex
arena...its a dirty job...but somepunks got to do it.
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