November '07 - Internet Censorship.
go on about censorship on the internet and
argue about what should and shouldn't be on
it. Some people are pro-censorship while
others are dead against it, then there are
people like me that see both sides of the
argument and would rather have some kind of
compromise between the two.
people say children need to be protected and
websites such as porn should all be banned,
while some people believe a standardised
protection program such as Net Nanny is the
used Google to search for butterfly pictures
and have had pictures of naked women with
butterfly tattoos display on the screen, it
wasn't porn it was from a tattoo website but
Google searched for the pictures directly
without displaying the page it was attached
to showing it out of context.
searched for Patrick Stewart websites and
have found a website all about autopsies
because somewhere amongst the reams of text
his name was mentioned.
seen a website that hosts amature movie clips
and have found CCTV footage of a woman being
run over and killed by a train while an ad
for Capital One credit cards was displayed on
the same page as if approving of its content.
these things would be blocked out by Net
Nanny which is only designed to work with
bonafide responsible websites. Google would
have no problem displaying the pictures
directly and avoid the page with the warnings
and whatnot anyway.
heard that a lot in Internet Service
Providers in the past have always stated that
you have to be over 18 to use the net anyway
but this seems to have been forgotten.
the reason that I am writing this is because
I've been on the Orange.net home page and
there is a caption competition that has a
photos of people in the public eye and you
have to type a witty caption, most of the
captions are witty but some of them are just
pure swears or offensive messages. Someone (not
me) has posted a complaint to Orange.net
about the fact that they are not screening
the messages, I agree with him especially as
the same page has a link about how to protect
your children online.
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