He has launched Herdict, a new site that lets users report which Web addresses are inaccessible. Among other things, it will allow people to track which countries are blocking particular types of content. (China, for example, opened access to certain sites during the Beijing Olympics and then closed it off again.) More interesting, I think, is the possibility of tracking which companies are screening out the most content from employees. These so-called nanny filters are becoming more restrictive as employers worry about people shopping, networking and otherwise wasting time surfing the Web on company time.
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