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National Coalition Against Censorship Releases Filtering Report

The Free Expression Policy Project of the National Coalition Against Censorship has just published a new study, "Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report," that compiles the results of what it describes as all of the studies and tests that it could locate on 19 products or software programs that are commonly used to filter Web sites and other Internet communications. The report is available at www.ncac.org/issues/internetfilters.html.

The studies cited date back to 1997 and were performed by a variety of groups, including Consumer Reports, the Center for Media Education, academics and anti-filtering activists. Some of the products reviewed are marketed only for use on standalone desktop computers.

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