Filter Plan Leaks Like a Sieve

Wired Says that new filter thing touted by Microsoft, AOL Time Warner and Yahoo as a way to protect children may be far less useful than its backers have claimed.

Check Out what they (the big 3) said at the big announcement. Wired Says a closer look at the company\’s media properties illustrates the perils of trying to glue the Internet Content Rating Association\’s [ICA]tags on all of the domains owned by a corporate organism as complex as AOL Time Warner. They provide and interesting example:\’s bland homepage is rated as innocuous, reasonably enough, but — which uses the meta tag \”g-string divas\” in its Web page description and touts the racy Sex and the City series — lacks any ICRA tags. highlights violent horror movies that children are barred from viewing in theaters, but has zero ICRA ratings that could ward off wayward youths.\”