Why filters suck


I couldn’t get to my own child abuse site at the airport the other day. I’m sure they use some sort of filtering software, and I’m sure that it’s the same filtering software used by various schools and libraries. So, while it not being available from the airport is only a minor inconvenience, a kid heading to the library or school to learn about child abuse, or to get help to get out of their own abusive situation is not going to be able to, because some random keyword filter has decided that sites that talk openly about childhood sexual abuse are too dangerous.

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  1. That is why I use either SSH tunnels or hamachi to connect to a proxy server running at my house. This means I can pretty much bypass any web filter when I’m out and about, with the addition of having all my traffic encrypted so I don’t have to worry about network sniffers.

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