Websense blocks paintball websites

For those of you who don’t know, Websense is company that provides web filtering software. Most of there business comes from governments, large businesses, schools, and libraries. They have been accused of violating free speech in countries with limited civil liberties and being discriminatory for blocking certain categories of websites. Of course I despise Websense because they block paintball websites, as they are listed under Sport Hunting and Gun Clubs. This it what it says on Websense’s website:

“Sport Hunting and Gun Clubs — Sites that provide information about or directories of gun clubs and similar groups, including war-game and paintball facilities.”

This makes no sense to me because paintball has nothing to do with hunting, because you’re not killing anything, and it has nothing to do with guns because a paintball gun is not a firearm, its a paintball marker. If you want to get around Websense, here are a couple of sites that alow you to do just that:

AlienProxy.com

Kaxy.com 

Hide7.com 

Proxy.org (giant directory)

u.zip (download for a program)

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