February 26, 2003

Banned and unbanned by BESS / N2H2

Yesterday, my censorware report BESS's Secret LOOPHOLE ( http://sethf.com/anticensorware/bess/loophole.php) was in fact banned by BESS (a brand name of the censorware made by N2H2). Ironically, it was banned as LOOPHOLE, which means it would be prohibited by default in every installation, everywhere (doesn't the idea of that frighten you? - it sure frightens me).

Other people saw this. I saw this. There's no question it happened.

Today, as I went to write it up, I seem to be unbanned by BESS.

I wonder why they can't make up their minds? Or did they want to avoid giving me the ability to say I've been banned-by-BESS? Did David Burt, their PR flack, say it would be embarrassing?

Life's little mysteries ...

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on February 26, 2003 06:05 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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