[Esa-l] Anyone have a comprehensive webmail URI list?
brett at lariat.org
Thu Aug 23 16:26:24 PDT 2001
At 01:37 PM 8/23/2001, Egan wrote:
>>That trick never works. ;-) There are too many ways to bypass it.
>Such as ... ?
Anything at all that will cause your pattern matching to fail. And
there are so many ways to do it that I don't know where to begin.
Look: The best blocking technology in the world -- including Web
censorship products of all kinds -- is still as porous as Swiss
cheese. It just doesn't work. If, after investing untold thousands of
man-hours, the Chinese can't keep Falun Gong practitioners from accessing
Web sites relating to their religion and the Arab states can't keep citizens
from seeing things which are unacceptable to THEIR religion, you don't
have a prayer on one company's limited IT budget. At best, you'll come
across as foolhardy; at worst, you'll lose key staff who don't want to
be in the grip of Big Brother. Don't do it.
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