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I did have a former employer whos idea was to introduce such web filtering software to attempt to avoid the public relations problem of some Arabic users lending their accounts to friends from outside the normal user group, and those friends turning out to be terrorists who used the computer access to plan an attack.

There were of course a couple of flaws in his plan. firstly some of the staff were involved in a research project on Islamic politics on the internet and so needed access to all of these sites, And it wasn't just a fixed group who were involved, so you couldn't specify a group of users. And the second and perhaps more serious problem was that the people involved in implementing this policy were unable to read Arabic, something that would have caused at least minor technical trouble if the foolishness had been implemented.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Dec 19th, 2010 at 08:51:29 AM EST
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