CIN de-optioned 'web surfing' (was 'Protecting the minors')
Fri, 16 Jun 1995 13:23:49 +1000
Steven Byrne wrote:
>But anyhow - what do you want to know about the blocking of
>particular Web addresses imposed on some of the CIN pilot PC's in
>local access points? The blocking itself is pretty simply done at the
>router, with us specifying that only particular addresses are to go
It is obviously pretty simply done, but why? And at what level? Site?
It seems like a fairly labour-intensive activity, and as Tony Barry
has already replied, a daunting one.
>This is obviously a clunky business, but the CIN, remember, is still
>only in pilot phase. We are still looking at, and learning from, the
>way people use the CIN.
Have you had any objections from people who've had access
>While it would be a simple technical matter to throw the switch in
>the future and un-block the Internet access of all the CIN PC's, it
>is a decision we will make based on our experience of the pilot and
>where we want the CIN to go in policy terms. So bear with us and keep
>your feedback coming, through your CIN channels and also through this
>list if you like.
It's good to be able to put a name to a CIN worker, at last B-)
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