There’s a great follow-up piece on Tech President about the blockage on the guest wireless of the Wisconsin Capitol, including a quote from our blog post about it. One of the possibilities raised there is that the Wisconsin Capitol uses a Websense product on its guest wireless, and DefendWisconsin.org was blocked as a result of being added to Websense’s advocacy list. We can’t be sure this is what happened, so we’re proposing an experiment to test this hypothesis.
We’ve added a list of ten sites on Websense’s advocacy list to the top of our testing queue for the US. If people connected to the Wisconsin Capitol guest wireless cannot get to these sites, then it’s a pretty good indication that they are indeed blocking the advocacy list. Wisconsonites, lend us your browsers!