Looks like I’m banned in China, as is my employer. Interesting project: Documentation of Internet Filtering Worldwide.

This is a big part of what bothers me about filtering software. If it can be used to protect children from sites they shouldn’t see, a laudable and necessary goal, what’s to prevent a government from “protecting” citizens from sites that it doesn’t want them to see?

Well, that and filtering doesn’t work: it blocks sites it shouldn’t and fails to block sites that it probably should, thus doing harm to educational opportunity.