Websense is blocking access to Mendeley… dictators around the globe rejoice

Today a user told us that Websense, the internet censorship “content-control” software, websensehas marked the Mendeley website as “Illegal or Questionable” and blocked access to it. I wonder how that happened?

At least we’re in good company. Websense is blocking access to Amnesty International in many parts of the world (wait… now it makes sense! I’m a member of Amnesty!), and has also been blocking GMail and the MIT website just because they can.

Also, I think their logo exhibits a slightly flawed sense of humour. Yes?

2 thoughts on “Websense is blocking access to Mendeley… dictators around the globe rejoice

  1. I have websense on my router. They aren’t blocking you for any reason except as “unknown”, therefore potentially harmless. I flagged you for review about a month ago.

    Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe they hate Ossies.

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