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Girl groomed for sex by paedophile in her classroom on school iPad paid. Who is responsible?

29 January 2015

18 January 2015 The Daily Mail Online reported that a schoolgirl has been ‘groomed’ while on her iPad at school. Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet, comments “It’s safe to say that the introduction in recent years of mobile technology into the classroom has greatly enhanced the learning experience for students. Indeed research shows that 23 […]


Sky to block pornography by default to protect children. Is it the best way to protect children?

20 January 2015

BBC News reported that Broadband provider Sky revealed in a blog post that it will block adult content by default, unless users opt out. Ed Macnair, CEO of CensorNet comments: “While I applaud Sky for taking some positive action to protect children from accessing in appropriate content online, it’s too blunt an instrument and I […]


Could Wi-Fi save England’s Library service?

18 December 2014

18 December 2014 The Department for Culture, Media & Sport today released a report on the future of England’s libraries stating that “the library does more than simply loan books. It underpins every community. It is not just a place for self-improvement, but the supplier of an infrastructure for life and learning, from babies to […]


Using YouTube in the classroom just got a lot easier

13 December 2013

By Tim Lloyd  Following the launch of YouTube In Schools, a school friendly version of YouTube, we are pleased to announce support for the service in CensorNet Professional 2.1.4 which is free to all customers. YouTube has long been a source of contention. Do you allow it because of the masses of educational material or […]


Web security and content filtering for mobile devices and BYOD initiatives

29 November 2013

01 December 2013 By Tim Lloyd This article discusses the options available for filtering smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices using the Hybrid Web Security service. I get many questions about how to safely manage Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), so I thought it would be a good idea to write this article and consolidate all the information […]


Desktop Monitoring software update for 2013

26 November 2013

26 November 2013 By Tim Lloyd As 2013 draws to a close we are pleased to announce the release of version 2.2 of our Desktop Monitoring software, used by many different organisations for security, privileged user monitoring, training and compliance. This is our ultra-cost-effective alternative to ObserveIT and similar session recording tools. Version 2.2 of […]


David Camerons timescales for family friendly Active Choice web filtering are achievable

28 August 2013

David Cameron’s timescales for family friendly ‘Active Choice’ web filtering (Child Exploitation & Online Protection) are achievable suggests CensorNet. London, 27th August 2013 – Internet security experts at CensorNet (http://www.censornet.com) say that in spite of the challenges faced by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to implement Active Choice, the demanding timescales set by David Cameron for […]


Anti-virus – the secret they don’t want you to know

22 January 2013

02 January 2013 By Tim Lloyd If the IT admin said to the CEO, “I’m not renewing our anti-virus license this year”, you would be able to hear the shock reaction from the moon. This is because for the last two decades it has been drummed into our minds hat AV software is an essential […]


Looking for a zScaler alternative ?

6 November 2012

05 November 2012 By Tim Lloyd If you are looking for an alternative to zScaler, look no further! Our unique “no proxy” approach is a robust alternative to solutions such as zScaler, Webroot, ScanSafe, WebSense. Cloud-based proxying has many disadvantages including latency and masking your real IP address. Provide a consistent web filtering experience across […]


How to alleviate the challenges of bulk email via a SaaS filtering service

18 July 2012

By Tim Lloyd In the world of cloud-based email filtering one of the biggest challenges for the service provider is to ensure that the public facing IP addresses of the service do not fall victim to one of the many blacklists (RBL’s) that feed a myriad of other solutions with details of what email traffic […]