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2012-07-11 07:27:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Just 13% of children who find something upsetting on the Internet will report the problem through an online reporting mechanism, according to a new study by the EU Kids Online project at the London School of Economics. “Existing reporting tools do not work,” wrote the authors of the study, who say children need simpler and more accessible tools to report their concerns. “Given the relatively low take-up of...

2011-08-16 07:25:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- iBoss Web Filters (http://www.iboss.com), providers of gateway security for large organizations, has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) to combat online images of child sex abuse. The UK-based foundation battles online child sexual abuse images in partnership with police, government and the online industry worldwide. The IWF partnership enables iBoss to expand security to protect networks against child sexual abuse sites hosted worldwide....

2011-07-28 09:30:00

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- zvelo, Inc., a leader in URL database, website categorization and zero-hour malicious website detection solutions for the OEM market, has partnered with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), an independent UK self-regulatory organization established to combat criminal online content, primarily images of child sexual abuse hosted worldwide. "zvelo holds a firm stance against the dissemination of inappropriate online content and images...

2011-02-03 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zscaler Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced that it has joined the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory Hotline for combating criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted globally. Through a direct partnership with the IWF, Zscaler augments its advanced security portfolio to include the blocking of child sexual abuse images hosted globally. Peter Robbins OBE, QPM, Chief Executive, IWF...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to the online safety of kids and families, Trend Micro, through its Internet Safety for Kids & Families initiative, is once again reinforcing its stand against online child sexual abuse by joining the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), the UK self-regulatory organization for combating criminal online content, primarily child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the world. The new membership builds upon Trend...

2009-11-23 07:00:00

BOSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allot Communications Ltd. (Nasdaq: ALLT), a leader in IP service optimization and revenue generation solutions based on deep packet inspection (DPI), announced today the launch of Allot WebSafe, a network service designed to block online illegal and harmful content. The solution is designed to protect subscribers by enabling fixed and mobile broadband service providers to build a safer and more protected internet environment. At the same time,...

2009-06-29 09:37:37

A British blogger who fantasized the kidnapping, rape and killing of the pop group Girls Aloud did not break obscenity laws, a court has ruled. Darryn Walker, 35, of Tyneside, England, was cleared Monday by the Newcastle Crown Court after facing prosecution for the article, which appeared on a fantasy pornography site, The Daily Telegraph reported. Prosecutors had charged that the young fans of Girls Aloud could have easily stumbled across the article, but defense attorneys said the article...

2009-04-01 11:58:00

First Company Outside of the UK to be Approved for Age Verification LONDON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- GLOBAL DIGITAL CONTENT SOLUTION FOR AGE AND IDENTITY VERIFICATION The prestigious British Board of Film Classification (http://www.bbfc.co.uk) has formally accepted Aristotle International (www.aristotle.com) as a provider of approved age verification for digitally-delivered home entertainment. The decision means that movie studios, online distributors, and eventually producers of all forms...

2009-01-27 16:35:00

WOLF allows providers to cost-effectively identify and block illegal Web sites for its customers MIAMI, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Optenet, a global IT security company and provider of high-performance content filtering solutions, today announced the immediate availability of a new cost-effective and easy-to-deploy appliance that enables service providers to block access to known illegal and illicit Web sites. WOLF can be quickly and easily added to a provider's network, serving as an important...

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  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
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