April 21, 2003

Trend SMEX Content Filter has detected ...

Dave Farber's IP list had a message ("Voicemail Hackers Phone It In") which ran afoul of someone's "sensitive content" detector.

I had fun (and got a message accepted) explaining Trend SMEX:

From: Seth Finkelstein
[For IP, with glee]
On Thu, Apr 17, 2003 at 11:15:37AM -0400, Dave Farber wrote:
> For amusement , look at the posting and find the "Dirty Words" . Damn spam
> filters dave[at=sign]farber.net

Oh, this one isn't even hard (err ... pun unintended). Quote:

"One is just to mind fuck with someone just because they can," said Sweeney.

Computers are dumb. Computers have no understanding of context.

See my report about how the UK Parliament got ... screwed:

UK Parliament Mail - The Ministry Of Silly Messages

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on April 21, 2003 11:32 PM (Infothought permalink) | Followups
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