Not really...the shortcut sites aren't proxing the requests or anything.
They simply redirect your browser to the original. Thus your browser is
still making a request to the original URL.

You your network blocks facebook.com, using a shortcut to it isn't going to
get around that.

The only reason to block the shortcut that I can see is that it's easier to
hide a nefarious URL, thus more users are app to click on them.

The Tiny URL preview feature helps with that...

Charles

On Tue, May 27, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Briggs, Trevor (TBriggs2) <
TBriggs2@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I can see why these shortcut sites are blocked as
opening them up would be tantamount to allowing access to the whole
interweb.

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