[LINK] Survey Finds Support for School Filters (USA)
Mon, 23 Oct 2000 21:53:29 -0400
Gordon Keith wrote:
> Actually, the above objective - preventing accidental accesses to
> proscribed material - is a perfectly reasonable one for a school to
> install censorware.
It might be. But you'll find, I think, that this is not in fact the
objective for anyone installing/promoting censorware. Ask a school
administrator. Ask any pro-censorship crusader.
Uniformly and universally, the objective is to prevent someone from
accessing what they want to access.
I only bring this up to avoid wasteful speculation based on "what if
censorware were used to help people from accidentally accessing porn".
It never is. So speculation based on that premise is worthless.
Ask this question: does the product have a password which the installer
knows and the user does not? If so, it's intended to prevent a willing
reader and a willing publisher from connecting.
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