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Censorship

Submission + - Websense blocks YRO

bcmm writes: Websense, a company which produces web censorship software which is used in workplaces, schools and libraries, has often seemed to be to block sites it doesn't like, often for fairly dubious reasons. I've especially noticed that there are many sites categorised as "Proxy Avoidance", which I don't believe provide any such service, but which have criticised Websense's software. However, I wasn't sure that these sites didn't also offer systems to circumvent censorship, until I recently noticed that yro.slashdot.org is now blocked (the rest of Slashdot is not blocked).

Now, I'm fairly sure /. doesn't have an anonymous web proxy, or any similar feature. Was this move justified, or is Websense infringing on freedom of speech by restricting access to those who criticise their business?

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