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Re: [suse-security] Porn/Xrate-Filter
  • From: "Kurt Seifried" <listuser@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2001 02:46:29 -0700
  • Message-id: <01c301c08cfd$0598fa20$ca00030a@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Filtering software is fallible, most people know this.

BUT.

Let's say you are a corporate/school/whatever administrator. You do not filter
inet access at all. Someone is viewing porn and it offends themselves, or
someone else (their parents/boss/co-workers/whatever). You then get sued for
whatever reason (creating a hostile work environment, kiddie porn possesion,
whatever). If you have filtering software installed you have a much stronger
legal stance, you made a reasonable effort to prevent it.

People have succesfully sued companies for 1+ million for things such as sending
around "10 reasons why beer is better then women" joke emails, viewing/emailing
porn around, etc. Since companies have a fiduciary responsibility to the
board/shareholders to take measures to minimize financial risk this is often why
the filter internet access.

Kurt Seifried, seifried@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Securityportal - your focal point for security on the 'net





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