Re: Microsoft and others teaming up to police internet


Sender: •••@••.••• (Off the edge )

>Did anyone else hear about Microsoft and others (IBM and maybe apple as
>well as other software companies) teaming up to look into creating some
>sort of policing effort for the web and other internet services?    Does
>anyone else have more details.  It was a quick sound bite on CNN Headline
>news a couple of days ago.

    This I read in Family PC magazine.

    The World Wide Web Consortium, which includes DEC, AT&T, IBM,
    Microsoft and Sun Microsystems, is working on a "solution" to let
    parents and schools block access ro undesirable sites.
    Hey lets face it, businesses are the ones concerned about the
    possibility of Susi and Billy tripping over something. They want
    families to be able to surf and purchase in a "clean" environment.

Matt Conart

 Posted by --  Andrew Oram  --  •••@••.••• --  Cambridge, Mass., USA
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