Skip to comments.Optoutday.com site banned from Wachovia/Wells Fargo Corporation as "Political Activism"
Posted on 11/17/2010 12:28:47 PM PST by DCBryan1
The URL address you attempted to access is blocked by Wachovia
Category(ies): Political/Activist Groups;Nudity
URL Address: http://www.optoutday.com/
All Internet Access Attempts Are Logged
If you feel that you have received this page in error, you may complete the Internet Content Filtering (ICF) Request Form.
Reason for category(ies) being blocked: Nudity Sites containing nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals.
Exceptions for this category need approvals from:
My place of employment uses Websense.
It’s filters stuff pretty well. But http://www.optoutday.com/ passes the Websense filter.
Websense here and no problems getting to it. Probably some other firewall system at these specific companies.
If someone get turned on by those photos, they are beyond help.
The IT people for any particular company can change the filtering parameters for websense (and the verbiage you cite sounds like the verbiage they use in denying access). I suspect they also get updates from websense’s central command which adds any new sites to the filtering list.
Most likely, Wachovia/WF updated their filtering list sooner than the other two posters here since this site has likely only been up for a few days. I do know if the website had any examples of nude body scans, that would have likely set off some filtering triggers.
Much depends on the filtering "rules" defined by the security folks in the organization. They can also go in and specify certain web addresses by name as "forbidden."