I am interested in hearing people's opinions of the iSafe program and
organization ... any first-hand experiences or anecdotes?
In the interest of full disclosure I will say that I am working on a
project that might become associated with iSafe (too soon to say for
sure) and this is the first mention of it I have picked up on through
Thanks for any info you care to share.
ps: thank you Nancy for posting the News.com article. I added an
excerpt from it to my blog this morning.
On Sunday, February 15, 2004, at 08:38 PM, Nancy Willard wrote:
> <really big smile>
> I sort of went out on a limb on this one because I do not really
> the technology. But it has ALL of the indicators of the Zapme folks
> and I
> sure do understand that.
> The blasted thing is that these I-Safe folks have received $5M from
> the feds
> to produce Internet safety programs. I will let you decide their level
> competence. Note the degree to which they address privacy policies,
> profiling, and advertising that are a merger of content and ads.
> Note also the *stupidity* of explaining to 1st grade students that they
> should not go and meet with someone they have met on line.
> on 2/15/04 10:31 AM, Art Wolinsky at awolinsky@... wrote:
>> At 08:13 PM 2/14/2004, you wrote:
>>> I have MAJOR QUESTIONS about this so-called kids online "safety"
>> Boy, I'm with Nancy 150% on this one!
>> VeriSign has consistently shown a disregard for their customers and a
>> motivation that is STRICTLY driven by the bottom line. It's more
>> that a used car salesman is concerned about saving me money than
>> is concerned about the online safety of children.
> Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
> Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
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