Boing Boing Ban

SmartFilter, a product from a Silicon Valley company, Secure Computing, has been used to block “Locked-out readers were trying to view BoingBoing from libraries, schools and their workplaces. That is regrettable but not tragic, as American viewers generally have other options. But after regular visitors from Qatar and Saudi Arabia complained, we discovered a more worrisome problem: government-controlled Internet
service providers were using SmartFilter to effectively block access for entire countries.” The full story.

Barry Kavanagh writes fiction, and has made music, formerly with Dacianos.

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