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Re: [K12OSN] Slightly OT: Censornet Image Filter

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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