May 13, 2005

Calling All Gun-Rights Activists : Beware Censorware

Consumer Reports has a censorware article, Consumer Reports "Filtering software: Better, but still fallible". (thanks, Ernie, CoCo). Before I say the usual things, to the usual people, for the usual uselessness, I'd like to highlight one sentence of the piece in the vain hope of stirring some unusual interest:

Informative sites are snubbed, too. The best porn blockers were heavy-handed against sites about health issues, sex education, civil rights, and politics. For example, seven products blocked, a site advocating gun owners' rights. Most unwarranted blocking occurred with sites featuring sex education or gender-related issues.

That's presumably with standard defaults, since there are many blacklists. But censorware's never been just about sex.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on May 13, 2005 02:22 PM (Infothought permalink)
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