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HonestChieffan
07-06-2010, 11:41 AM
They do this in China, Chavez does it, Cuba...its nothing a good Marxist keader or a king wouldnt do....


TSA to Block "Controversial Opinion" on the Web
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(Credit: CBS News) 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.
The email was sent to all TSA employees from the Office of Information Technology on Friday afternoon.

It states that as of July 1, TSA employees will no longer be allowed to access five categories of websites that have been deemed "inappropriate for government access."

The categories include:

Chat/Messaging

Controversial opinion

Criminal activity

Extreme violence (including cartoon violence) and gruesome content

Gaming

The email does not specify how the TSA will determine if a website expresses a "controversial opinion."

There is also no explanation as to why controversial opinions are being blocked, although the email stated that some of the restricted websites violate the Employee Responsibilities and Conduct policy.

The TSA did not return calls seeking comment by publication time.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20009642-10391695.html

orange
07-06-2010, 11:46 AM
They do this in China, Chavez does it, Cuba...its nothing a good Marxist keader or a king wouldnt do....


Requiring employees to actually WORK on the job? REVOLUTIONARY!

HonestChieffan
07-06-2010, 11:53 AM
Requiring employees to actually WORK on the job? REVOLUTIONARY!


If that were really the issue, wouldn't they be denied internet access during working hours? Seems its fine to access approved content and avoid work as long as the content is passed by the secretariat of information and passes the test of being favorable to dear leader.

jiveturkey
07-06-2010, 11:54 AM
Most large companies do this as well.

Hydrae
07-06-2010, 12:07 PM
Want to bet they have Chiefsplanet blocked just due to this forum? :)

go bowe
07-06-2010, 02:39 PM
Want to bet they have Chiefsplanet blocked just due to this forum? :)The categories include:

Chat/Messagingthey dumped us for being a bb...

everybody knows that there aren't any controversial opinions in dc...

ClevelandBronco
07-06-2010, 02:55 PM
They do this in China, Chavez does it, Cuba...its nothing a good Marxist keader or a king wouldnt do....

Communists fart, therefore there shall be no farting in the U.S.A.

Jeez, dude. Pick your battles.

Brock
07-06-2010, 02:57 PM
Waaahhh, my boss won't let me surf stormfront from work.

dirk digler
07-06-2010, 02:58 PM
Most large companies do this as well.

No way! SHOCKING!!

I mean the little company I work for does this and I even administrate it. God forbid you want to keep your employees from looking at porn, facebook, myspace, gaming, any kind of chat site etc etc etc.

Heck my boss was ticked last year at all the people on Mondays using bandwidth to mess with their Fantasy Football league so he had me block those too. What a fascist.

The disturbing part of this is that it took them this long to actually block those sites. This should have happened 5-6 years ago

orange
07-06-2010, 03:01 PM
The disturbing part of this is that it took them this long to actually block those sites. This should have happened 5-6 years ago

It's the Chat/Messaging lately that's pushed it over the top. I'm sure that dwarfs the other four categories combined.

[correction] ... except for porn, which has already been blocked.

vailpass
07-06-2010, 05:59 PM
No way! SHOCKING!!

I mean the little company I work for does this and I even administrate it. God forbid you want to keep your employees from looking at porn, facebook, myspace, gaming, any kind of chat site etc etc etc.

Heck my boss was ticked last year at all the people on Mondays using bandwidth to mess with their Fantasy Football league so he had me block those too. What a fascist.

The disturbing part of this is that it took them this long to actually block those sites. This should have happened 5-6 years ago

WTF? I know some people that will be jumping ship first chance they get when the economy turns.

KC Dan
07-06-2010, 06:01 PM
WTF? I know some people that will be jumping ship first chance they get when the economy turns.It's already started in the Semiconductor industry....

vailpass
07-06-2010, 06:07 PM
It's already started in the Semiconductor industry....

Glad to hear it. Out here in Little Silicon Valley (Intel, National Semi, Onsemi, etc.) the semi biz still hasn't recovered but at least they still have their heads above water.

KC Dan
07-06-2010, 06:11 PM
Glad to hear it. Out here in Little Silicon Valley (Intel, National Semi, Onsemi, etc.) the semi biz still hasn't recovered but at least they still have their heads above water.Those companies are a few of our customers and they are going much better at their other (Non-Calif) facilities especially Intel up here in Oregon, AZ, NM, ISrael and China. On-Semi in Pocatello, ID recently bought up a lot of used equipment and others are as well. Samsung is greatly expanding in Austin and I am completely overwhelmed by them right now....

vailpass
07-06-2010, 06:16 PM
Those companies are a few of our customers and they are going much better at their other (Non-Calif) facilities especially Intel up here in Oregon, AZ, NM, ISrael and China. On-Semi in Pocatello, ID recently bought up a lot of used equipment and others are as well. Samsung is greatly expanding in Austin and I am completely overwhelmed by them right now....

Glad to hear your biz is good. I'm in AZ and occasionally have business that intersects with some of the semi firms out here. Not near as many clean rooms in full operation as there were pre obama but most are still standing.

Saul Good
07-06-2010, 07:56 PM
Requiring employees to actually WORK on the job? REVOLUTIONARY!

Dammit, Orange. I think we're on the same side of this issue. One of us needs to reconsider.

orange
07-06-2010, 08:10 PM
Dammit, Orange. I think we're on the same side of this issue. One of us needs to reconsider.

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I chose the blind squirrel over the broken clock in a very close decision.

The typing monkey was ruled out at the outset for obvious reasons.

Saul Good
07-06-2010, 08:11 PM
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Congratulations