January 27, 2001

Web-filter data is up for sale

Author: JT Smith

MSNBC reports that N2H2 is selling aggregate data collected from its "Bess" Web-filtering software. The program filters Internet content at public and private institutions, for approximately 12 million students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Despite the relatively low cost of the data package offered by N2H2, only two clients have so far purchased the information. One of those clients is the United States Department of Defense.

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