Delta Airlines will filter in-flight Internet access after all


While Delta initially said it had no plans to filter Web sites from its in-flight broadband offerings, complaints have caused the airline to change its mind. When the service launches later this, Delta will block inappropriate Web sites, thus saving humanity from itself.

A Delta spokesperson says the filtering will be limited in scope, he didn’t elaborate as to what exactly constitutes “inappropriate.” Porn, fine; if you can’t stay away from Bang Bus for a few hours while in the air perhaps you should seek help. But what about other things? Does Delta consider something like to be inappropriate, even if I’m just visiting the forums? What about sites with bad words in them, like, say, ours?

Who will guard the guardians, to borrow a tired phrase.