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UK's Growing Problem: Child Access To Online Porn
2012-04-19 12:11:57

Brett Smith for Redorbit.com A UK parliamentary inquiry into children´s access to illicit materials online has revealed some eyebrow-raising statistics. According to a parliamentary report, 80 percent of 16-year-olds regularly access pornography online and 33 percent of ten-year-olds have seen explicit material. Members of Parliament have expressed concern that these children viewing pornography are also seeing other potentially dangerous materials as well. “Our inquiry...

2012-04-17 23:01:54

Network Composer LX to provide enterprise-level Internet Management to organizations with content filtering only budgets. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 In response to rapidly growing investments that SMBs and educational organizations are making in Internet-based IT and operational systems, Cymphonix announced today the launch of their latest Internet Management offering, Network Composer LX. Based on their renowned enterprise-level Network Composer EX series, the new LX line...

2012-04-11 23:02:18

Software update supports education customers looking to securely allow and manage access to rapidly growing online curricula found on YouTube. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 10, 2012 With schools looking more and more to enhance learning with online content and curricula, Google recently released YouTube for Schools as another alternative for such online educational content. While an exciting and promising development, unfortunately, most schools have found it problematic to access...

2012-04-04 23:04:39

Though Google´s answer to educational video access is a step in the right direction, loopholes still persist. As a result, TeleMate´s NetSpective Internet Content Filter fills the gap by providing a multi-pronged approach to web filtering. Norcross, GA (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 With Google's release of YouTube for Schools, teachers and administrators are finding it easier to safely integrate valuable educational videos into the classroom without the risk of exposing students to racy...

WikiLeaks Failure Suggests Need For Radical Transparency
2012-03-24 06:51:55

Enid Burns for Redorbit.com It's possible that Julian Assange and WikiLeaks didn't live up to what they hoped to accomplish, yet accusations from the government came with more force than necessary. Those are conclusions discussed in "WikiLeaks: The illusion of transparency," an article in the International Review of Administrative Sciences," published by SAGE Publications on behalf of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). The article, written by Alasdair Roberts...

2012-03-20 16:52:47

Could technology give us a more open and more secure government? There is an increasing need for stronger accountability of government and thus greater demands on transparency of the diplomatic and national security apparatus. However, despite the advent of WikiLeaks, which purports to expose cover-ups, exploitation and corruption by making the evidence publicly available, there are still many political and bureaucratic obstacles to overcome on the road to more open government. Writing...

As ISPs Prepare to Police Web Piracy, Questions of Efficacy and Motive Remain
2012-03-17 05:15:53

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Depending on whether or not you use peer-to-peer networks for file sharing, you may or may not remember a brief battery of blogosphere fireworks last summer after a handful of major internet service providers (ISPs) announced that they had reached an agreement with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). According to that deal - euphemistically dubbed the “Memorandum of Understanding”...

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2012-03-13 11:17:33

Arab Spring, the name given to a cascade of revolts across the Arab world, is changing the face of internet freedom, according to Reporters Without Borders. An annual report classifies as “enemies”, countries that severely curtail freedom of expression on and access to the web, AP reports. Reporters Without Borders, which released its latest “Enemies of the Internet” list Monday,  added Bahrain to its enemies list, citing a news blackout and harassment of...


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