Is all censorware inherently evil? Are there any enlightened companies that make censorware with open lists of sites and keywords that they block (for home use)? I have a friend who just got a broadband connection and wants to prevent her kids from mistakenly surfing to obvious pr0n sites (no, dicks.com does not belong to Dick’s Sporting Goods), but doesn’t want to subsidize the corporate versions of the Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. The bias I bring to this is that censorware doesn’t work, and is a tool created by and preferred by repressive morons who have a problem with freedom of speech. Am I even a little bit wrong? Are there options here for the progressive parent? Send email.