Friday, March 10, 2006

More on stupid smart filters

Another great BoingBoing story today, this one about the apparent inability of SmartFilter to catch what to most people would obviously be porn. Or at least, not appropriate for children.

...while Smartfilter "overblocks" non-pornographic sites like BoingBoing as "nudity sites" a quick check of their filtering engine reveals that some of the more popular "Adult Baby" fetish websites do not appear to be blocked as adult content:,,, and, for instance. Some contain erotic fiction, some are indistinguishable from regular kid-ware stores. But they're not Toys-R-Us, they're fetishware sites for adults.
...Further proof of SmartFilter's lack of smarts.

Friends of mine will know immediately why I find this incredibly hilarious.

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