CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET
"I'm not in the position to be a censor-that responsibility should be at the
parents' level, or whoever controls the terminal," says Gordon Ross, CEO of
Canada's Vancouver-based Net Nanny.TIME ARTICLE
HIGHLIGHTS FROM Net Nanny RATINGS IN INTERNET WORLD MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 1996
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- Net Nanny gives parents the power to make the typing of specific words,
phrases, or Internet URLs off limits.
- When the rules are broken, Net Nanny shuts down the application. Once
this occurs, only the password can reactivate it.
- All violations are recorded in a time-stamped log file.
- Net Nanny works with any DOS or Windows program. This allows game playing
to be controlled as well.
- Dictionary of prohibited words is initially empty. User can create their
own or download from the Net Nanny web site.
- After altering word list, you must reboot.
- Net Nanny can not designate information forbidden for children but safe
- Administrator and dictionary files must be kept on disk to limit access
to these files by children.
- Net Nanny costs $39.95 (site quotes price of $19.95 US).
- There is no charge to update database.