October 13, 2006

Censorware Blacklisting Roundup

A bunch of censorware-related items have crossed my screen recently, so I decided to collect them for a spit into the wind, err, democratic aggregatory gesture. Interestingly, none of these have to do with porn, but more like the difference between broad category labels versus the practical effects.

"Emergent Chaos" (a group blog on security, privacy, liberty, and economics) recently ran afoul of SmartFilter.

The vdare.com (see self-description) site has post on its experiencing various blacklisting issues.

Doc Searls: "Oddly, I can listen to Howard Stern at my hotel, but I can't visit his website. I can't do (AIM-based) instant messaging or send email either. " Later: "... it turns out that what looked like censorship the other day was an installation glitch. The service company had installed a severe (corporate? school? I dunno) firewall in the hotel, when a much more open one had been called for."

[N.b.: I have a few thoughts on this as it relates to earlier discussion of What Can't Be Fixed, but this example is really extremely minor. I mean, I could have asked for some attention patronage, and he probably would have granted it, but the point is that I am a peasant begging alms, and it's not worth it. I only wish I wouldn't get personally attacked when the topic makes the rounds. ]

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in censorware | on October 13, 2006 10:29 AM (Infothought permalink)
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