A reader writes:
I’m at the Nordstom E-Bar coffee shop located at the Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. I am using the “Nordstom_Wi-Fi” public WIFI. I just tried to access the Volokh Conspiracy website. I got the message:
This website is blocked by your network operator.
If you feel you have received this message in error, please contact your network operator with the following information:
Category: Hate and Racism
Interestingly, I get that result only for the Volokh Conspiracy part of Reason.com. In other words, I can access the main Reason.com website using the “Nordstom_Wi-Fi” public WIFI. When I click the “Volokh Conspiracy” link on the Reason.com homepage, I not surprisingly get the same “blocked” message.
Also interesting, I can access the Volokh Conspiracy part of Reason.com if I switch and use “*Americana at Brand Wi-Fi*” public WIFI.
I thought you would want to know. I was shocked.
Of course private businesses that provide WiFi