Is Web Filtering possible for a country?

When people ask this question – is it possible to block online pornography in the whole of India, it begs for some discussion. The genesis of this question comes from the fact that we may stop internet porn on our PC or in our homes but how about all the mobile devices, public hotspots, Wifi locations and other private & public places where this may still be easily accessible! This throws up the question – Why not stop this in the country’s Internet infrastructure itself and save us from this fallacy? Continue reading

Steps for Porn Blocking at your Home – Part II

In this advanced tutorial on this subject we will look at some of the common issues faced, while setting up your home Network for Safe Internet usage such as blocking of Internet Porn sites and fraud and Phishing sites (sites that steal your personal and financial information). These are for users wanting to do advanced customization. If you are looking for basic instructions go to Part I of this article. Continue reading

Steps for Porn blocking@Home – Part I

Today, Internet is an essential part of your daily lives. We are regularly using the Internet to perform all kinds of essential daily activities. Kids get assignments from school that need to be downloaded from the Internet. Kids regularly need to access information from the Internet to complete school work. In this situation protecting your children and even unwary adults from Internet Porn and other objectionable material becomes a formidable task. With today’s busy lifestyle, parents cannot be monitoring their children’s Internet activities at all times. Continue reading

The sensible reason for a web filter, Part – I

In response to – The ostensible reason for web filter, published ‘The Hindu’ – 2nd Dec, 2014

In the opening sentence of the Third way culture project report –

The Internet is transforming the experience of growing up in America. It is also transforming the job of being a parent in America. The Internet brings the world—the good, the bad, and the ugly—to the American family’s doorstep. It brings the ruins of ancient Athens to that doorstep, but it also brings the red light district of Bangkok

‘The Porn Standard’ is a report published by Continue reading