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Kids outsmart Web filters

interesting article...   By Stefanie Olsen
Staff Writer, CNET
Published: April 19, 2006 4:00 AM PST

  Last November, Ryan, a high-school sophomore,
figured out a way to outsmart the Web filters on a
school PC in order to visit the off-limits
while doing "homework" in the computer lab.   A
eventually spotted the social network on the screen in
front of "Ryan," a fictitious name for a real student
attending school in Phoenix, Ore., a 
small town with a population of about 5,000. The
teacher flagged the activity for the school's
technology expert, who then followed Ryan's 
tracks online through the school network.
  Ryan had apparently set up a so-called Web proxy
from his home computer so that when he was at school,
he could direct requests for banned 
sites like MySpace through a Web address at home,
thereby tricking the school's filter. (Web, or CGI,
proxies can be Web sites or applications 
that allow users to access other sites through them.)

mary gavlik
chuckey-doak middle school
afton, tn

I have lived a thousand lives lost within the pages 
of a book.      -Robert Cormier

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