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2009-03-22 00:34:15

Some child protection advocates say the leaking of an Australian government list of Internet porn sights has opened up a Pandora's Box. The Australian said Saturday that the 2,395 Web pages that were posted by an anti-censorship group had been meant for blockage by a nationwide Internet filter program but the list now offer users a ready guide to X-rated sites. Every 15-year-old boy in the country is going to be after this porn list, fumed Bernadette McMenamin, chief executive of Child Wise,...

2009-01-05 16:25:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to news sources, on Monday China launched a crackdown on Internet pornography, targeting online portals and search engines such as Google. According to a statement issued by NPR, "The crackdown focused on pornography but is part of a larger Chinese effort to control freedom of expression..." Robert Peters, President of Morality in Media, issued the following statement: China is to be commended for cracking down on Internet...

2008-09-04 21:00:14

By Josh Stockinger jstockinger@@dailyherald.com A 20-year-old St. Charles man was being held in lieu of $70,000 bond Friday on charges of trading child pornography over the Internet. Scott J. Nuxoll, of 215 N. Fifth Ave., was arrested Thursday night at his residence after the Illinois attorney general's High Tech Crimes Unit tracked online pornography trading to a home computer, authorities said. He is charged with three counts of child pornography possession with intent to disseminate,...

2008-08-06 06:00:21

By Melinda Rogers, The Salt Lake Tribune Aug. 6--Former South Jordan fire captain Michael Farnsworth claims he broke no laws by creating a fake MySpace profile and befriending about 90 underage girls while posing as a 21-year-old single man. Prosecutors, however, suggested the 46-year-old Riverton man's fascination with talking to teenagers on the popular social networking site is potential evidence linking him to an alleged preference for child porn. The arguments occurred Tuesday,...

2008-08-06 06:00:21

By Danny Teigman, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Aug. 6--Cablevision Systems Corp., Long Island's largest Internet service provider, yesterday became the latest provider to voluntarily block child pornography Web sites and their images. The decision was part of an agreement reached with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, who since his 2006 election has made the elimination of Internet child pornography a key issue. "We're doing what I set out to do," said Cuomo, speaking at a news...

2008-07-31 00:00:25

By Nigel Morris Home Affairs Correspondent Films posted on video-sharing websites such as YouTube should carry age certificates and those with pornographic or violent content should be subject to a television-style "watershed", MPs say today. Warning about the internet's "dark side", they also protested over "shocking" delays by the industry in taking down images of child abuse once they have been spotted. The Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee warns in today's report...

2008-07-22 03:00:23

ONCE again, research has highlighted the dangers kids face when using the internet. Recent findings showed that 11 per cent of children have had a sexually explicit conversation online and a quarter have visited adult websites. Almost half the kids surveyed said they lie to their parents about their activities on the net, while 87 per cent of parents thought they knew what their children were accessing. Obviously, these numbers don't add up and perhaps we have to accept that even the...

2008-07-10 15:00:00

By MCDONALD, Greer CHILDREN stumbling into pornographic websites while doing their homework has prompted one of New Zealand's largest Internet providers to block access to illegal sites. TelstraClear -- which has more than 230,000 broadband customers - - announced today that it has joined an Internal Affairs Department scheme to block websites dedicated to child pornography. Users who try to access sites identified by Internal Affairs as hosting child porn may see a webpage telling...

2008-07-04 09:00:18

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, 4 July - Only 20 per cent of 1,600 detected child pornography sites were taken down from the Internet in 2007 despite the urging of a Tokyo-based watchdog for harmful sites, the body said Friday. As the Internet Hotline Centre Japan is not authorized to enforce deletions or issue requests for such action to foreign servers, cross-border exchanges of pornographic images continue. The centre detected 1,609 child porn...

2008-05-19 09:00:26

By Brad Stone Tributes on the Web site of Richard Gordon's company strike all of the uplifting chords one would expect of a digital maverick. He is described as a "trailblazing businessman" who is "operating in the front ranks of those transforming the Internet into the global marketplace of the future." There is an echo of truth in all of this. Though most Internet buffs have probably never heard of him, Gordon, 62, played a significant role in the birth of electronic commerce. While...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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