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Porn to be opt-in in the UK

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All internet porn is to be blocked at the ISP level under a UK Government plan. According to a Sunday Times story being republished around the globe the plan, to be discussed next month with major...

FCC to investigate Comcast BitTorrent filtering

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The Federal Communications Commission will investigate complaints that Comcast Corp. actively interferes with Internet traffic as its subscribers try to share files online, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said Tuesday. A coalition of consumer groups and...

Soapbox re-opens, now includes content filtering

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Either Microsoft missed the memo regarding why YouTube is such a hit, or the software giant watched the Google-Viacom lawsuit and decided it would rather not have similar problems. After a two-month hiatus, Microsoft has...

YouTube 'close' to content filtering deal

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Video sharing site YouTube has reportedly reached a deal to automatically filter out copyrighted material. Digital 'fingerprinting' technology from content protection firm Audible Magic will be used to pre-screen user-submitted videos for copyrighted work, according...

ATI conducts fireside chat about filtering

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In order to address concerns raised by revelations about its adaptive trilinear filtering algorithm, ATI yesterday dispatched a pair of reps to talk about the issue in an online chat. Bjorn3D has the chat log....

IE flaw exposes weakness in Yahoo! filtering

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Flaws in the filtering technology used by Web-based email services make it possible for hackers to smuggle viruses past defences. Israeli security outfit GreyMagic Software warned today that this "severe security" vulnerability could allow attackers...

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KaZaA, poor at filtering for viruses

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KaZaA, the media desktop, has been one of the most successful replacements for file sharing, allowing its users a way of sharing music, video, documents, images, and software. But six per...

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