[ubuntu-uk] Mobile internet proxy

Tony Arnold tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk
Tue Feb 19 11:46:10 GMT 2008


Chris Rowson wrote:

> Ive just tried to access mowser.com using my three mobile phone and
> got a site blocked message. After querying this with three tech
> support, the chaps says:
> Three filters web content using an internet watch foundation blocklist
> and so if the website is on the list you are not allowed to access it.
> Although I understand why a proxy like mowser.com would be on the
> list, its besides the point. This is absolutely bloomin' ridiculous!
> How on earth can mobile internet companies get away with content
> filtering?

I dont understand why mowser.com should be on the IWF list. Their list
contains URLs of sites known to contain material relating to child
sexual abuse and mowser.com appears to be a proxy!

You could complain to the IWF!

BTW, I have no problem with anyone blocking access to such sites,
providing it is accurate!

Tony Arnold,                        Tel: +44 (0) 161 275 6093
Head of IT Security,                Fax: +44 (0) 870 136 1004
University of Manchester,           Mob: +44 (0) 773 330 0039
Manchester M13 9PL.                 Email: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk

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