Websense is the World's #1 Internet Filtering Software and a forerunner in Security Faggotry. It is typically used by various institutions to prevent access to l337 Hax, Pr0n, and lulz. It is favored by overzealous system administrators who continually show their superior intellect by paying someone else to block inappropriate webpages. People will almost always find their efforts to watch videos, check email, play games, or avoid work quickly be met with a block page. Even legitimate attempts at work are usually foiled by Websense's superior intellect. Websense prides itself on reminding us that teh internets is a tool for work, not play.
- Fucking with your mind
- Providing other means of lulz by attempting to circumvent Websense
- Enforcing an institutions
- Separating people from their friends
The typical response to Websense is headed up by 13 year old boys who know little about the English language and working around others bullshit. Internet tech forums and Yahoo! Answers will be flooded with questions such as:
—A 13-year-old boy
Although most able-minded people are capable of bypassing it by means of proxy sites, some simply admit defeat and commit suicide, or reluctantly do actual work. Those who do succeed in bypassing the filter usually invoke the rage of their system admin, leading to contact with people who might actually give a shit. Because of peoples inability to figure anything out for themselves, hundreds of youtube videos devoted to bypassing websense are added daily, each less helpful than the previous.
The Blockpage Categories of websense
Websense filters web content by the use of categories that are controlled by your SYS Admin.
here are the current categories :
* Abortion Sites with neutral or balanced presentation of the issue. o Pro-Choice o Pro-Life
* Adult Material Parent category that contains the categories: o Adult Content o Lingerie and Swimsuit o Nudity o Sex o Sex Education
* Advocacy Groups
* Business and Economy
* Drugs Parent category that contains the categories: o Abused Drugs o Marijuana o Prescribed Medications o Supplements and Unregulated Compounds
* Education (yes, seriously) Parent category that contains the categories: o Cultural Institutions o Educational Institutions o Educational Materials o Reference Materials
* Entertainment o MP3 and Audio Download Services
* Government Sites sponsored by branches, bureaus, or agencies of any level of government, except for the armed forces. o Military o Political Organizations
* Illegal or Questionable
* Information Technology Sites sponsored by or providing information about computers, software, the Internet, etc. o Computer Security o Hacking o Proxy Avoidance o Search Engines and Portals o URL Translation Sites o Web Hosting
* Internet Communication Parent category that contains the categories: o Web Chat o General Email o Organizational Email o Text and Media Messaging
* Job Search Sites that offer information about or support the seeking of employment or employees.
* Militancy and Extremist Sites that offer information about or promote or are sponsored by groups advocating antigovernment beliefs or action.
* Miscellaneous Parent category that contains the categories: o Content Delivery Networks o Dynamic Content o File Download Servers o Image Servers o Images (Media o Network Errors o Private IP Addresses o Uncategorized
* News and Media Sites that offer current news and opinion. o Alternative Journals
* Racism and Hate Sites that promote the identification of racial groups.
* Religion (HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL) Parent category that contains the categories: o Non-Traditional Religions and Occult and Folklore o Traditional Religions
* Shopping Sites that support the online purchase of consumer goods and services. o Internet Auctions o Real Estate
* Social Organizations Parent category that contains the categories: o Professional and Worker Organizations o Service and Philanthropic Organizations o Social and Affiliation Organizations
* Society and Lifestyles Sites that provide information about matters of daily life, excluding entertainment, health, hobbies, jobs, sex, and sports. o Alcohol and Tobacco o Gay or Lesbian or Bisexual Interest o Hobbies o Personals and Dating -- excluding those of exclusively gay or lesbian or bisexual interest. o Restaurants and Dining o Social Networking and Personal Sites
* Special Events Sites devoted to a current event that requires separate categorization.
* Sports Sites that provide information about or promote sports, active games, and recreation. o Sport Hunting and Gun Clubs
* Tasteless (ED falls under this one) Sites with content that is gratuitously offensive or shocking.
* Travel Sites that provide information about or promote travel-related services and destinations.
* User-Defined your admin may use this to block whatever s'he wishes
* Vehicles Sites that provide information about or promote vehicles
* Violence Sites that feature or promote violence or bodily harm
* Weapons Sites that provide information about, promote, or support the sale of weapons.
* Bandwidth Categories (also known as Bandwidth PG) Parent category that contains the categories: o Internet Radio and TV o Internet Telephony o Peer-to-Peer File Sharing o Personal Network Storage and Backup o Streaming Media
* Productivity Categories (also known as Productivity PG) Parent category that contains the categories: o Advertisements o Freeware and Software Download o Instant Messaging o Message Boards and Forums o Online Brokerage and Trading o Pay-to-Surf
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