Thursday June 15th, 2000
Doug Turner writes, "I am on my paternity leave and I get this idea. I want a way that I can set my son down in front of Mozilla (when he is old enough), and make sure that he can not go to any site that I think are not for him.
"I know that there are a bunch of programs that do this like 'cyber-babysitter' or whatever, but they have two problems: (a) they are doing the rating instead of me, and (b) domains pop up faster than these pieces of software can keep up with.
"So the idea is to have a button on Mozilla that will lock the navigator to a paticular domain/website. I have a proof of concept working now. It is missing a few things but it is a start. Check it out... (requires Mozilla)"
#8 Well, Yeah., but that's the cost
Sunday June 18th, 2000 10:46 AM
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If you want effective "protection", there is no other way to do it. I mean, you want to filter out a source of information that is growing faster than it can be indexed? You can't. For effective "control" you have to disallow by default.
Personally, reading the med/adult/psych/howto make a bomb books that I found in local librarys never fscked me up, so I don't see the point.