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jhnsn d-s

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May 8, 2010
 
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WSU SPK has recently installed net-nanny just on their student/public computers and not on the computers reserved for student use only. As You people probably know net-nanny is designed and marketed to parents for controlling what their children access via-internet and has other features such as,“activity reports”.

Mr Larry Hoffman(Director, IT OES WSU SPK) has instructed students and user public to submit a written request for his approval of sites that can be viewed. Although, his critria of a “legitimate” site is yet to be disclosed it appears that select wikepedia articles…and even,“WSU News Topix” sites have been blocked.

QUOTE:“If you have legitimate sites that you are unable to access, please submit a request in writing along with a brief explanation”END OF QUOTE

The whole concept of the internet is to have immediate access to information as well as the freedom to disseminate it without distraction from a disenabling net-nanny. Even if you can get by without viewing a blocked site still, the user has to clear many net-nanny pop-up before they can move on. It’s fruistrating and time consuming.

It’s true that freedom of access to information isn’t a componet of an enduring nation such as China nevertheless, its forseeable that depriving users of access will goe against the WSU experiement and the current values held by students, finanical contributors and others… In short, WSU ideas are not well thought out.

Finally, if there is a problem which I suspect has been going on for years with the wink of approval of WSU consider, is it with the computer or the user. It would seem that a common sence approach to the problem would bring down this barrier of access to immediate information.

note: at the time of this post their appears to have been some improvment at WSU SPK
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jhnsn d-s

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May 14, 2010
 


Library filtering software is OK

QUOTE: "REPUBLIC - A local woman said she was disappointed by a May 6 state Supreme Court decision saying the North Central Regional Library System's Internet filtering software does not run afoul of the state Constitution."

Bradburn said the case still isn’t over, because it has not been heard in federal court."

By Brenda Starkey
The Chronicle
Posted: Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 2:35 p.m. PDT

http://www.omakchronicle.com/nws/n100513a.sht...
jhnsn d-s

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May 20, 2010
 
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Its going on 2 weeks now since the net-nanny has been istalled and the computer people still haven't worked out the bugs in it.

Everyday, the system has a problem and today it blocked out the application process for EBT Food Assistance a State Government website.

If i contact net-nanny what will they say about the compentency of the WSU Computer people or will it be that the net-nanny is defective?
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jhnsn d-s

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May 28, 2010
 
I would assume that WSU's computer tech's know that net-nanny has a support center that may be able to help you with the problems that have been created.

WSU tech's are really making this product look bad with constant and erradic pop-up warning on googles, BP oil spill news...a person who has limited time certainly doesn't want to spend their time clicking on pop-ups that stall the entire system.

Get help.

I hope no potential WSU employers see this.

http://www.netnanny.com/support
jhnsn d-s

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Jun 3, 2010
 
the system is continually getting worse with net-nanny pop-up warning on many links of MSNBC and disenables a quick search under various news subjects, WSU News Topic,...

Would You want a WSU Computer TECH working for you?
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Jun 3, 2010
 
Basically any link that you touch on a pop-up will come up with a warning.

The big question is could WSU be looking a liability from net-nanny for making their product look bad before the public.
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Aug 11, 2010
 
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One of the defences or justification for net-nanny on public/student computers only and not on student or staff computers is that "...young adults and children..." frquently use these computers which is an unmitigated lie.

Using children as a defence or excuse for their failures suggest condemnation and reminds me of a movie that i once seen where the corrupt politicain was trying to escape a snipers bullet while in a crowd of people were he confinently grabbed and held up a child as a shield, then scurryed through the crowd...

The ethics and moral values of WSU SPK staff in these matters are in the toilet, typical of pagans.
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jhnsn d-s

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Aug 17, 2010
 
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Chief Justice Madsen of Washington State Supreme Court compares the internet to a "Book". Yes. You here did dit right a, "Bo0K".

This kind of reasoning would lead to governor's which restrict the top speed of a vehicle, being placed on all moving vehicles because some people get speeding tickets.

The americans have a saying about their judical system that, "it's the only one we got" which comes from recognized failure.


Justice Madsen should have removed it self from this decision


http://www.wasupremecourtblog.com/tags/bradbu...
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jhnsn d-s

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Sep 14, 2010
 
The computers are so screwed up now it's gott'a be embarrassing to WSU.

When you consider how much time has been spent on grooming the computers for each user then introduce a new system that isn't perfected with a net-nanny that was never perfected...well i think you get the picture.

Should some of these upper echolon ADM's be shown the door?
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Sep 19, 2010
 
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Moral search engines squeeze out sin on Internet

QUOTE: "Seek and ye shall find. A number of new Internet search engines created by Christian, Jewish or Muslim entities aim to filter out queries from Web users in a way that is more relevant to those users and keeps them from temptation, alcohol and pornography."

"Michael Gartenberg, partner at technology research firm Altimer Group, told National Public Radio that some of these niche groups are bringing more users to the Internet.

"You have an emerging generation and emerging culture that wants to take advantage of technology... search engines and the things that they provide but at the same point, be true to their heritage... and not stray from their belief system," he says

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100919/tc_afp/l...
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Oct 7, 2010
 
You people have some real winners here at Wshington State University and Eastern State University for administrative guidance.
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Nov 15, 2010
 
Supreme Court to Hear Violent Video Game Controversy Tuesday

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2371825,...

(he writes)
http://www.scotusblog.com/...
jhnsn d-s

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Dec 2, 2010
 
So, its been 7 months since the grade school mentality of the WSU administrators approved the net-nanny on student/public computers only which disenables the computers from any serious on the spot research where information is required now.

It's really a joke because over time they have been beat down allowing more and more content which was consider disapproved in the begining but now approved to be searched for or in relation to

And, the only other things that could be complained about is the systems persistant "application Hang" problems.
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