Rox is Porn

by kelly

BlockedOriginally uploaded by Koog Family.


I know it’s a no no. But I needed a break at work yesterday and tried to visit my blog. I have done the same thing at other times in the past with no incident.

Bust as of yesterday, to my surprise, cheese.rox.com, and, in fact, the whole rox.com family, is “Pornography.”

I wonder if this is a result, somehow, of the infamous genital-oriented episode (and related publicity) from Season One.

In any event, I will be visiting rox blogs from the confines of my workplce no more.

Hats off to the IT department for this rather ingenious and subtle way of boosting productivity.

4 Responses to “Rox is Porn”

  1. b.rox » Blog Archive » ROX Block Says:

    […] I am shocked to learn that rox.com and all its subdomains are being blocked by a Milwaukee law firm’s IT department. […]

  2. Kelly Says:

    So this explains it…

    Everyone in the firm received the following e-mail from the head IT guy today (names changed to protect the innocent):

    ***********

    Protecting our systems and our client’s information can never be taken lightly. We all know too well how easy it is to receive viruses, spyware, malicious code, etc which cause our systems to run slow and/or our data to be compromised.

    In an effort to improve security at [the Firm], the I.T. department has installed a NEW security system capable of detecting viruses, fragmented attacks, spyware, etc. on web browsing traffic to/from the internet, along with many other security features. It will also mitigate risks by blocking high-risk websites and log all web traffic activity including instant messaging. This system is a major step ahead in technology giving [the Firm] one more layer of protection and giving our clients the added assurance that their information is secure and safe.

    I would like to reiterate from our “Use of Technology and Communications Tools” policy that every employee has the responsibility to ensure the Firm’s name and use of technology are utilized for proper business purposes and in a manner that does not compromise the Firm.

    Thanks,
    [Mr. IT Guy]

    ***********

    (I can read between the lines. It also says “we’re watching you.” That’s OK. I need an excuse to do my work, anyway).

  3. Lee Says:

    We have a similar system at Baxter. I’ve found it to become somewhat slacking over time though. Flickr and all pictures at all used to be blocked under the category: network storage. Now I can view to my hearts content.

  4. Kelly Says:

    Hey! Ours must be slacking, too. I can get into rox today! Odd….