[K12OSN] Slightly OT: Censornet Image Filter
tim at litwiller.net
Fri Jan 20 21:56:48 UTC 2006
Shawn Powers wrote:
> RiE wrote:
>> What technology do they use? Could the same be done with Squid and
>> squidguard? Anything that depends on a list, is not foolproof. If
>> they filter on 'words', the "blue-footed boobie" would get filtered
>> with the rest.
> No, they actually filter the images themselves, based on mathematical
> calculations. http://www.censornet.com/product/aic.php
> It's not free, but if it works, it would be worth the money, even though
> it is pricey.
> The regular product is GPL, and uses squidguard and dans.
A hospital near here subscribed to it but they to disable it because too
much of their regular research was blocked - but they really liked the
image filtering other than for that.
They didn't bother with assigning levels of blocking - so they could
have still been using it where needed. But you know how these people are
that think they can run things themselves but their main job function is
something else. I think the employees know that there are logs of their
Internet activity and that has cured most of the time wasting and
inappropriate Internet use.
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