[LINK] When you have to look at bad sites [was:the clean feed story available]
swilson at lockstep.com.au
Fri Mar 20 13:39:59 EST 2009
Jan Whitaker wrote:
> Last year one of the Senate committees decided that if federal public
> servants had to have their computers filtered to stop them looking at
> undesirable content, then the senators should also live under the
> same set of rules.
Reminds me of a funny flip side, from years ago when e-commerce was
starting to take off. Maybe the rules have since changed, but once upon
a time ...
Banks that were processing credit card payments for online merchants had
a rule that said they would have to audit the merchant sites, to make
sure the credit card forms were correctly rendered, the Ts&Cs were
prominent etc. Many of the merchants turned out to be adult sites, so
workers doing these audits had to spend large amounts of time visiting
sites that were otherwise banned by the banks' own Internet usage
policies. So not only did they have to disable filtering for certain
PCs, at least one bank put in place elaborate personnel protocols, which
included a requirement that two bank employees be present at each one of
Have a good weekend!
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