Sunday, February 17, 2013

Iceland Looks for Web Filtering Technology

Recently, two DPI companies released news on parental control - "$6M Parental Control Win for Allot in EMEA (with Partner)" - here and "Procera Adds High Performance Web Content Categorization & Filtering" - here.  Maybe they can help Iceland's Interior Minister in his search for porn blocking technology.

Tanith Csrey reports to MailOnline that "Iceland could become the first Western democracy to block all internet porn under radical new proposals .. Interior Minister Ögmundur Jónasson (pictured) has set up working parties to find the best ways to stem the tide of online images and videos being accessed by young people through computers, games consoles and smartphones .. Methods under consideration include blocking porn IP addresses and making it illegal to use Icelandic credit cards to access x-rated sites".

Halla Gunnarsdóttir, political adviser to the Interior Minister, said ".. At the moment, we are looking at the best technical ways to achieve this. But surely if we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the internet".

See "Iceland's bid to ban web porn: Nation could become first western country to block filth over fears of effects on children" - here.

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