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U.S. school, library filtering law struck down

A federal appeals panel today overturned a law that required public libraries and schools to filter pornographic and other “harmful” Internet content, according to The Washington Post. The two-year-old Children’s Internet Protection Act required libraries and schools to filter content in order to be eligible for some federal funding and was set to begin being enforced in July. The panel ruled that such filtering is in violation of the First Amendment.

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MacSlash returns as .org

MacSlash, a Mac news and discussion site, is accessible again at macslash.org after the site lost the macslash.com domain earlier this week. The site apparently failed to receive its domain renewal notices as a result of mac.com email filters that automatically designated the messages as spam and deleted them.

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