by Mike Masnick
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 1:54pm
Given the Library of Congress' silly decision to block Wikileaks' website, we've been informed by a reader at the Defense Department that filters of DoD computers currently seem to be blocking access to any website that has "Wikileaks" in the title. The reader (who acknowledges this policy is pretty freaking stupid) was wondering if we might stop using Wikileaks in post titles so that he can continue to read our coverage -- since the filters do allow him to access stories with Wikileaks in the text, rather than the title. First off, we're not going to do that (if you want, try using an RSS reader or reading the stories via the front page) but more importantly, what is the Defense Department thinking? What a hamfisted attempt to block access to information that's widely available.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- BBC Blocks VPN Access To Its On-Demand Service, Even From UK
- State Department 'Planted' Anti-Wikileaks Questions For 60 Minutes Interview With Julian Assange
- United In Flight WiFi Blocks Popular News Sites
- Github Nukes Repository Over Use Of The Word 'Retard'
- Two Overlooked Aspects Of Those Leaks About NSA Spying On French Presidents