Censorware Exposed Again
Wired has a very interesting story on Peacefire.org\'s report on the problems with I-Gear, Internet-filtering software from software firm Symantec. It pokes holes in the software and the sites it blocks.
\"It shows how far people are willing to go in censoring people under 18 without applying critical examination of the tools,\" said Bennett Haselton, 21, who founded Peacefire in 1996 to promote \"free access for the Net generation.\"
What Haselton did was develop a software utility that could decrypt the list of Web addresses blocked by I-Gear. Using the software himself, Haselton examined the first 50 addresses blocked in the category of sites ending in the .edu domain.