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November 1998, Week 1


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Angela Wong <[log in to unmask]>
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Angela Wong <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 6 Nov 1998 10:34:56 +0800
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Instead of refreshing each computer each day, is there any software which
can prevent from this?


Angela Wong                             Phone number: (852) 2468 5425
Hospital Librarian                      Fax number  : (852) 2465 7392
Tuen Mun Hospital                       E-mail      : [log in to unmask]
1st floor, Atrium Block
Tsing Chung Koon Road
Tuen Mun
Hong Kong


On Thu, 5 Nov 1998, Tom Williams wrote:

> Those "blocks" we all keep reading about don't really work all that well
> and can, in a medical setting especially, actually prevent logins to
> legitimate medical sites which may have gotten indexed in a specific,
> block-provoking way.
> Having the screens visible to all who pass by acts as a deterrent but
> this is not helpful in places where all the computers cannot be as public.
> Our solution is simply to "refresh" each computer each day, wiping off
> all previous sites, porno or not.  It is difficult, if not impossible, to
> prevent everyone from visiting inappropriate sites.  Sort of a fact of
> life we must live with.
> Tom
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