broadband connections. Image filtering also is clearly part of the future, but there is not, as yet, a solution for this. We think the use of filtering also will be changed by e-mail, which is now available to just about everyone, and instant messaging. We will start looking at how to incorporate ways to keep these methods safe for kids.

Privacy is of great interest to us, because protecting kids’ private information goes hand-in-hand with protecting them from inappropriate content. We already pay attention to both children’s rights for privacy and parents’ decisions about their children’s privacy. We chose not to put a logging or monitoring feature into the Cyber Patrol home product because children have a right to privacy if they are looking at appropriate material. As rules on privacy preferences—rules about going to Web sites that collect information on kids—become finalized, we will be able to implement those rules in a technological fashion, so that parents can prevent kids from going to Web sites that, for example, publish surveys. We will be able to implement those types of things—if the market wants them.



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