posted on Mar, 2 2011 @ 07:36 PM
Originally posted by xxsomexpersonxx
yes, prove that ATS was labeled as porn. If you could, come up with some other sites (Myspace, youtube, ect) that are blocked and (with evidence) see
if they are labeled as porn too.
Look. I already explained that above. He doesn't have to "prove" anything. When you hit a blocked site, the LOCAL ADMIN can invoke what is called a
"Splash Screen" that can say whatever he wants it to say. All it is is a web page stored locally on the local web server. This is done by a computer
guy, not the Superintendent of Schools. What this page says probably didn't go through six months of committee hearings trying to find the exact
politically correct wording that wouldn't offen anyone. Some computer guy simply threw up a quick web page that says, "You can't access porn from
this here site, kid, so bug off." The computer guys does not have the option to put up different spash screens for different filtering conditions.
You only get one. He probably doesn't give a rat's a$$ what he is filtering; he just does what he is told. There might be 50 different categories he
could filter just by putting a check in a box on a configuration screen.
Why do they do this at all? Because Federal Law says they must if they are going to get any reimbursement for networking costs via the "E-rate"
system which pays for a lot of the costs. I used to get back $75K per year on E-rate reimburselments. Besides, your Mom, Dad, and the local busy body
down the street don't want you accessing porn at school. they have to AT LEAST show they tried even if some does sneak through.
There are LOTS of categories: hate sites, gun sites, political sites, shopping sites, porn, you name it. In fact, just by looking at the logs of
blocked sites I found some pretty cool sites! If you want to find out what is being filtered, start trying to go to sites like nra.org, or whatever
sites interest you.
there is no conspiracy required here. It;s just a part of using a district computer to access the web. Deal with it.