Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools? | Hack Education

Can Google Challenge Over-Zealous Web Filtering at Schools? | Hack Education:

"The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools and libraries that receive funding from the federal E-rate program monitor minors’ online activities and block or filter content that is obscene, contains child pornography, or is “harmful to minors.” Restricting children’s access to obscene and pornographic content at school sounds perfectly reasonable in theory. But in practice many schools actually filter a lot more than that, blocking access to some of the most popular Web 2.0 sites — Dropbox, Skype, Twitter, Wikipedia, Facebook and YouTube, for example."


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