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[FYI] (Fwd) Mr Net Nanny awarded by online angels

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Date:          Tue, 19 Jan 1999 19:02:27 GMT0BST
From:          "Yaman Akdeniz" <lawya@lucs-01.novell.leeds.ac.uk>
Subject:       Mr Net Nanny awarded by online angels
To:            gilc-plan@privacy.org
Reply-to:      gilc-plan@gilc.org

Posted 19/01/99 3:53pm by Tim Richardson
>From the Register

  Mr Net Nanny awarded by online angels

  The CyberAngels -- the advocates of Web-based do-goody vigilantism
  -- are to recognise the achievements of Gordon Ross, the man behind
  the filtering software Net Nanny. 

  Not content with simple recognition, these online good guys believe
  Ross' contribution to Net life is so important, they're naming him
  the 'Internet Humanitarian of the Year'. 

  Net Nanny blocks or screens objectionable adult material on the
  Internet and also prevents the user's address, phone and credit card
  numbers from being given out on the Internet. 

  The presentation will be made next month at the Guardian Angels'
  20th Anniversary Celebrations in Central Park, New York City. 

  "Gordon has always considered people more important than
  technology," said Parry Aftab, CyberAngels' executive director. 

  "He is a strong advocate for free speech on the Internet while still
  lobbying for parental choice. 

  "[Because of this] he has become one of the most caring, generous
  and innovative individuals in cyberspace today," he eulogised. 

  Ross designed Net Nanny to let parents decide what their children
  should or should not see on the Net. r
Yaman Akdeniz <lawya@leeds.ac.uk>
Cyber-Rights & Cyber-Liberties (UK) at: http://www.cyber-rights.org

Read the new CR&CL (UK) Report, Who Watches the Watchmen, Part:II
Accountability & Effective Self-Regulation in the Information Age,
August 1998 at http://www.cyber-rights.org/watchmen-ii.htm