Platform for Internet Content Selection


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Platform for Internet Content Selection

(World-Wide Web)
(PICS) A standard for meta-data associated with World-Wide Web content, originally designed to help parents and teachers control what children access on the Internet, but also used for code signing and privacy. The PICS platform is one on which other rating services and filtering software have been built.

http://w3.org/PIC).
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"Figuring out filters: A quick guide to help demystify them" describes keyword, site, protocol, time, client, and user blocking and Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS), a Web rating system.
* Netscape announced plans to join Microsoft--together, the two giants have 90 percent of the Internet browser market--in adopting PICS (Platform for Internet Content Selection), a rating standard that establishes a consistent way to rate and block on-line content.
The Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS(1)) establishes Internet conventions for label formats and distribution methods while dictating neither a labeling vocabulary nor who should pay attention to which labels.

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