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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....

2010-02-23 08:13:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With 25 million American households watching online TV shows or movies, objectionable content that parents block on the family TV or avoid in the local movie theater is just a click away on the family computer. Now InternetSafety.com figuratively changes the channel with Safe Eyes® 6, the first family Internet management software that includes the ability to control children's access to online TV based on standard TV and movie ratings....

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2009-12-15 12:50:00

A new Internet filtering system being introduced in Australia would block obscene and crime-linked Web sites, but many are concerned about how it will work and if it will curtail freedoms. Australia would also become one of the strictest Internet regulators among the world's democracies if it were to adopt a mandatory screening system, as authoritarian regimes commonly impose such controls. China's plan to install filtering software on all PCs sold in the country drew international criticism...

2009-06-23 08:38:00

Government-Mandated Software Raises Censorship, Security & Choice Concerns ATLANTA, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- InternetSafety.com today criticized the Chinese government's decision to mandate the installation of Green Dam filtering software on every PC starting July 1, citing censorship and security concerns as well as the unprecedented attempt to force nationwide adoption of a single software product to control children's Internet use. In contrast, InternetSafety.com has participated in...

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2009-03-21 08:04:20

A secret Internet "blacklist" published this week on Wikileaks.org includes a list of Web sites the Australian government allegedly wants to block.  Some of the blacklisted sites include harmless destinations such as a dentist's Web site. Although Australia's government denies the list was the same as a blacklist run by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), a manager at the dentist's office told the Associated Press the ACMA had confirmed her site's inclusion on the...

2008-08-26 09:00:00

With the school year just starting, working parents may breathe a sigh of relief that the children are safely back in school for the next nine months, but what happens after 3 pm when the kids are home alone with unsupervised computer access? For many parents, these are the danger hours when children are most likely to visit inappropriate websites and are also most vulnerable to Internet predators. In these cases as well as when parents are home, Internet filtering software can serve as a...

2008-07-01 09:00:26

8e6 Technologies, the leader in Internet filtering and reporting for the K-12 market, today announced the company won 165 new K-12 education customers in the first two quarters of 2008. With the addition of Western Ohio Computer Organization and the State of Connecticut, among others, 8e6 Technologies now boasts nine state-wide contracts; 50 percent or more of the state Internet service provider (ISP) contracts in Iowa, Texas and New York; and the five largest Florida districts as customers....


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