Censoring For Profit

from the it's-fun-too-profit-off-our-children dept

Ryan writes “With the sudden boom created in filtering software (thanks to the US government) some critics are asking if the companies providing the software have ulterior motives. At least one company is even selling advertising at the bottom of filtered pages, telling advertisers that they can “own the education desktop by reaching teens and tweens where they learn the most ? the classroom.” They are also selling information gathered on the pages surfed by children to various corporations. You have to really believe in the kindness off human nature that the companies providing this software are in the game just to help keep childrens’ minds ‘unpolluted’.” Okay, show of hands: who believes in the kindness of human nature?


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