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Heat
July 05, 2010, 23:31
TSA To Block Websites With “Controversial Opinions”

The Transportation Security Administration will block all websites that contain “controversial opinion” from its federal computers in the latest example of how Internet censorship is expanding in both the private and public sector as the federal government prepares to push through a power grab that will empower President Obama to shut down the world wide web with an emergency decree.

“The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is blocking certain websites from the federal agency’s computers, including halting access by staffers to any Internet pages that contain a “controversial opinion,” according to an internal email obtained by CBS News.”
http://www.infowars.com/tsa-to-block-websites-with-controversial-opinions

yarro
July 06, 2010, 00:08
Private companies have filtered the internet for years already. Not like they can't just go home and hit the sites. If internet providers start filtering for content then I would be worried.

-yarro

martin35
July 06, 2010, 01:25
Considering the time lost and wasted by government employees on the Internet some regulation of access is desirable, anyone watching porn or posting to forums on my dime is stealing from me, the government should feel the same.

daschnoz
July 06, 2010, 05:48
Originally posted by yarro
Private companies have filtered the internet for years already. Not like they can't just go home and hit the sites. If internet providers start filtering for content then I would be worried.

-yarro

^^^^^^ THIS ^^^^^^

We installed a Cyberoam e-mail and web filtering device at the office 2 years ago - not just to block spam, but to limit internet access (BTW, 80% of mail that hits us is rejected as spam). The guys in the sales department call us the "Internet Nazis". We had people looking at porn and a wide assortment of stupidity. Some people would spend the whole day doing nothing but play on Facebook or MySpace.

Like yarro stated - this is nothing that the private sector hasn't been doing for years.

John Culver
July 06, 2010, 12:11
There is a BIG difference between the govt filtering sites, and the private sector (from a legal/constitutional sense)

keiser
July 06, 2010, 13:54
Originally posted by martin35
Considering the time lost and wasted by government employees on the Internet some regulation of access is desirable, anyone watching porn or posting to forums on my dime is stealing from me, the government should feel the same.

I thought they were always stealing from the public no matter what they are doing.

cotter
July 06, 2010, 21:04
Originally posted by John Culver
There is a BIG difference between the govt filtering sites, and the private sector (from a legal/constitutional sense)

Must agree but add to that an employer/employee gray area. Is this truly the Fed blocking access or simply getting 8 hours of work for our tax dollars. As an employee don't you waive some rights while in the capacity and at work on the payroll? Reguardless of who your employer happens to be. Look at our military. How many RIGHTS did we give away when we signed up? My opinion: They should block a whole lot more, not just 'controversial opinions'.

Chad

RG Coburn
July 06, 2010, 22:34
Why should a TSA employee be able to access anything other than the TSA website?

juanni
July 06, 2010, 23:32
Originally posted by RG Coburn
Why should a TSA employee be able to access anything other than the TSA website?

I dunno........I would rather have them in the backroom surfing porn, playing online poker and catching up on the latest celeb news than out front tazing and strip searching grandma. :uhoh:




................juanni

John Culver
July 07, 2010, 03:28
Originally posted by cotter


Must agree but add to that an employer/employee gray area. Is this truly the Fed blocking access or simply getting 8 hours of work for our tax dollars. As an employee don't you waive some rights while in the capacity and at work on the payroll? Reguardless of who your employer happens to be. Look at our military. How many RIGHTS did we give away when we signed up? My opinion: They should block a whole lot more, not just 'controversial opinions'.

Chad

Dont get me wrong, I don't blame them for doing.

Just pointing out that the govt as a an employer has a lot more constitutional guidelines then a private employer does.

The military is completely different from either (UCMJ etc, you are no longer a civilian, and thus fall under a different set of laws)

Heat
July 07, 2010, 13:06
Oddly at my jobs playing on the computer was either impossible because we were busy making money for the company and worried about retaining our positions or simply not allowed, what are these clowns up to??