A Practical Guide to Internet Filters
What are filters and how do they work? Which ones are the most effective for school and public libraries? Are there legal ramifications to using filters. As more libraries offer Internet access to their customers, filtering is becoming a major topic with library boards, governing officials, and the community. This book is a guide that aims to prepare and inform librarians in schools and public libraries about the issue. Contents include: a description of filters and their alternatives, along with factors to consider in the library's decision whether to use them or not; explanations and evaluations of over a dozen client-based filters, proxy servers, and proxy server enhancements including Bess, Cyber Patrol, Cybersitter, Net Nanny, Safesurf, Surf Watch, and Websense; a discussion on the legal issues involving filters, including recent cases and the question of how much legal responsibility libraries have for Web content they make available.
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What Filters Are and How They Work
Types of Filtering Software
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access/deny lists adult barcode Bess blocked sites brary chapter chat client software configuration Cyber Kids Cyber Patrol Cyber Snoop Cybersitter database decision DejaNews disable keyword discussion environment evaluated feedback file level Filter blocks filter categories Filter Features filter vendors filtering software filters perform firewall Frank Bridge groups I-Gear installed Internet content Internet filters Internet Relay Chat IP address issues keyword blocking disabled Keyword filtering label bureau librarians Library Channel library settings library systems license look monitoring nntp offer participated in TIFAP Password Override Phase pornography problem protocol Public Library questions rating systems reconsideration Remote administration remote proxy servers Reporting capabilities RSACI sexual sexually-explicit solutions staff Support time-outs Surfwatch telnet TIFAP testers tweaking URLs Usenet Voters Telecommunication Watch Websense Website workstation X-Stop Yahooligans Yes Yes Yes