Definitions

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  • n. Software or hardware used to filter content on the Internet or block Internet access or restrict the running of applications or computer usage. Content filtering software, or a component in an operating system or console used to disable reception of media on the basis of content believed to be objectionable.

Etymologies

censor +‎ -ware (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's not a wiki (yet), but "defeat censorware" is a living document, so expect many updates over time.

    Boing Boing: February 26, 2006 - March 4, 2006 Archives

  • The initiative also found that Myanmar, arguably the most repressive regime in the world, uses censorware from the American company Fortinet.

    - Boing Boing

  • Their overbroad, wildly inaccurate censorware is used by libraries in Eastern Washington to keep patrons from seeing naughty things -- including vast quantities of lawful material.

    Boing Boing: November 12, 2006 - November 18, 2006 Archives

  • Let's hope that TOM Online and Skype do the right thing, which is: 1) Inform users that censorware is being downloaded onto their computers along with the Skype-branded chat client, and inform users exactly which Chinese law requires that this must happen.

    Boing Boing

  • Absence of federal regulation has allowed so-called censorware of at least four California companies to end up in the hands of foreign governments shown to block citizens 'access to political, religious, and other websites.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: When US-made 'censorware' ends up in iron fists

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'When US-made \'censorware\' ends up in iron fists '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Absence of federal regulation has allowed so-called censorware of at least four California companies to end up in the hands of foreign governments shown to block citizens\ 'access to political, religious, and other websites.

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: When US-made 'censorware' ends up in iron fists

  • It seems the funding is to go to hotlines (like the Internet Watch Foundation presumably), filter software (called censorware by critics), self regulation and awareness raising.

    B2fxxx

  • every parent wants to protect their children the culture of fear, apathy and play safe the school administrators dilemma censorware and fascism connection free culture: introduction free culture: creators free culture: pirates lessig slide

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • OpEdNews - Quicklink: When US-made 'censorware' ends up in iron fists

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: When US-made 'censorware' ends up in iron fists

  • ICT has created hot political and social issues of significance such as censorware filtering, open source v. proprietary software, digital rights management, copyright law, Artificial Intelligence, social implications of Moores Law to name a few.

    Archive 2006-07-01

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  • io9: 'The researchers also found that web filtering programs - often dubbed "censorware" - seemed to be an ineffective way of preventing children from seeing upsetting content online.'

    January 17, 2009