Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blocking the HTTP Referer, Take 2

I was about to post that RefControl now seems to work on all my systems, but double checked and, alas, no. RefControl is broken on Firefox 3.5 running on Ubuntu 9.04. Time to systematically uninstall RefControl on all my Linux boxes and install Web Developer on each. I can't have a privacy tool that sometimes works on some systems.

Web Developer Add On:
Testing for broken referer blocking: or

Boycott Muvico

A Muvico theatre in the Chicago area pressed charges for a woman taping friends and family singing "Happy Birthday" in the theatre. She incidentally got a short snippet of "Twilight New Moon" in the background. As a result, she spent two nights in jail and faces a felony charge. This is completely ludicrous, and I for one will not be attending any Muvico Theatres until Muvico drops all charges.

Lauren Weinstein's Commentary:
Chicago Sun-Times article:,twilight-taping-arrest-movie-120209.article

Note: I don't know what they were doing singing after the movie started, and that is, to say the least, rude (even with a film as terrible as Twilight). But she wasn't charged with making a public nuisance, disturbing the peace, or the like.