December 3, 2004 5:09 PM PST
MSN bloggers try to foul up censorship tool
BoingBoing, a popular Web log, on Friday reported that MSN Spaces is rejecting certain blog titles or URLs because they contain words that Microsoft has deemed inappropriate.
However, like so many censorship tools, Microsoft's is proving less than perfect.
BoingBoing found that all of the most obvious profanities fell foul of Microsoft's electronic sentries.
But the fun started for many users when blogs with tricky titles that resembled innocuous terms--think of a racier version of "tit for tat," for example--cleared Microsoft's censorship filters.