Friday, November 22, 2002

no filtering in delaware's county libraries

The county library system in Delaware is getting an updated computer system allowing its public access terminals to connect to the internet. The new system will be phased in over the course of the next week, terminal by terminal. The computers will be able to connect to the web, and parents are required to "sign authorization for their children's computer use and are responsible for monitoring what Web sites they visit."

Filtering software to block adult content will not be used on the libraries' computers. It might make accessing any information about one of Delaware's three counties difficult. Library spokesman Anthony Carter explained, "Sussex County does end in s-e-x."

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