C Spire Offers to Block Smut from Smartphones
C Spire Wireless today announced the availability of a new filter that will prevent customers from accessing adult content. The filter can be activated by an account holder to prevent family or employee devices from viewing inappropriate material. The filter, which is free to use, recognizes characters and images that are adult in nature and redirects the user to a web page that tells them the content has been blocked. The filter works in most, but not all, browsers, and also works on most C Spire devices, such as smartphones, tablets, and mobile hotspots. It cannot, however, block content accessed through third-party Wi-Fi networks.
C Spire Boosts WiFi Hotspot Access for iPhones
C Spire Wireless today expanded its WiFi On service to iOS devices, allowing its iPhone customers to more easily connect to some 20 million WiFi hotspots around the country. The WiFi On app is already available to Android handsets.
Instagram Adds Filter to Comments
Instagram users can now filter out offensive words in comments. The company is rolling out a new tool that allows users to list words they find offensive.
Twitter to Expand Availability of Quality Filter
Twitter is allowing people take more control over their experience with the help of tools and filters. Twitter is expanding the availability of a quality filter from a subset of users (e.g., celebrity accounts) to all users.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.
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