Sunday, May 18, 2008
Websense and web filtering
Quick post on how I hate Websense and web filtering software in general. So I at the company I'm working with right now they use Websense to filter the internet content that the employees have access to. This is the same software commonly used in schools and many other over controlling institutions. It sucks. I know that it's largely how it's configured but it's out of control. IMDB.com is blocked for "entertainment". Yes it's entertainment but come on. BBC.com is blocked as "tasteless". Tasteless!!! What? To top it I received an email notifying me that I had exceeded my limit on access pages labeled adult content. This was caused by them suddenly deciding Digg.com was an adult site too and it being part of my iGoogle page. Digg is adult content. I feel like the place wants be to not know what's going on in the outside world when news is tasteless and adult. I hate it, I really do.