January 12, 2003

No more free sex sites from Websense

Some months ago, I publicized that the censorware company Websense was distributing daily lists of free sex sites which weren't on the blacklist of other censorware companies.

I am not making this up! I was quoted in an MSNBC story covering it.

Well, it looks like this party is over. As of December 23 2002, they changed the free sex sites page to read:

We no longer provide a daily list of adult content sites on our Web site because our competitors were adding these sites to their database immediately. If you would like to request a list of 20 adult content sites that are in the Websense database, but not in SurfControl's or SmartFilter's, please complete the form below and we will have a salesperson send you the latest list.

Note their reason is allegedly that "competitors were adding these sites", NOT that Websense was undermining the protection of children!

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on January 12, 2003 11:53 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups

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