by Mike Masnick
Tue, Sep 30th 2008 9:06pm
We've all heard stories of various online filters that block perfectly legitimate sites as being "porn" or something else objectionable, but sometimes there are such extreme cases that it makes you wonder what people are thinking. Apparently, some ISPs are using a filtering system that believes the W3C site should be blocked as porn. W3C, of course, is the body that manages standards for the web. It was founded, and still run, by the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee. Any filtering system that classifies the W3C as porn doesn't deserve to be in the filtering business. Hell, they barely deserve to be on the web at all.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- NY Post Craps On NYC's Plan To Offer Free Wi-Fi -- Because The Homeless Might Watch Porn
- Lawmakers From The Great Theocracy Of Utah Looking To Block Porn On Cell Phones
- Dear Politicians: At Least Close Those Porn Tabs Before Sending Out Your Campaign Screenshots
- Courts Pretty Much OK With FBI's Occasional Stints As Child Porn Distributors
- Lawyer: 16-Year-Old Shouldn't Be Upset By Explicit Photos Cop Sent Her Because She's Probably Seen Penises On The Internet