Information related to proxy-based filtering
Proxy caches are often used to prevent users from accessing
certain Web sites or pages. This activity is also known as
blocking and censoring. The ethics of such
filtering is the subject of an ongoing debate, but it is not
discussed here. Rather, here are some pointers to other Web
pages with relevant information.
PeaceFire is an excellent
resource. They provide a lot of good information
about they way that particular products work — or, don’t work.
You might try your luck with the censorware.net site.
Some Internet users may be able to bypass local filtering proxies
by utilizing a third-party proxy elsewhere on the Internet. Anonymizer, ProxyMate, and BeSilent are all
services designed to protect users privacy. Some require
a subscription. The proxys4all
Web site has some information about open-access proxy servers, as does
Internet Surfing HOWTO.
W3C’s Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS).
Rating the Net:
Jonathan Weinberg. in Hasting Communications and Entertainment Law
Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2, p. 453-482.
N2H2 found itself in trouble
for selling its “Class Clicks” lists to marketing research firms.
EPIC made a FOIA
request to the U.S. DOD relating to N2H2.
has a nice list of articles about N2H2.
ACCESS, 2000 EDITION: Uncovering Internet Pornography in
America’s Libraries. This is a lengthy booklet produced by
the Family Research Council.
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