OpenDNS, a provider of DNS-based security and infrastructure services, released its list of sites that were most often blocked by businesses in 2010. The most obvious reason for most of the sites on the list is to minimize distractions and keep workers productive. I even found out that my company blocks one of these sites.
No surprise here as Facebook was the most blocked site by businesses with almost one in four (23 percent) trying to put the clamps on social networking site.
The full list.
Sounds like these businesses are incredibly anxious to make sure they can read all your emails to me. Maybe they should join Big brother and get on the ECHELON program -- then they can monitor the world.
Of course, PayPal is still the top spoofed site for phishing, by far. http://blog.opendns.com/2011/01/24/2010-the-numbers-we-saw/
Until the euphoria of these new toys passes, the productivity of the business world will take a hit. This is just a simplistic way to alleviate the situation in the short term. Problem is: as in normal consumerism there is always a new toy around the corner. So what is the answer?