There is some discussion about censorship of websites that do not conform with the government’s ideology, which I think is valid, and also with concerns that the software may contain stolen code, issues with requiring one particular vendor’s web-filtering software over all others, etc. What I find disturbing in reading these stories though is that there seems to be little mention by those protesting the requirement of web-filtering software of the legitimate concern for blocking pornographic and violent websites, especially from children.
It’s been a few years since I’ve purchased a computer, but the last couple times I’ve purchased it online where you can pick and choose various components and software. I’m surprised that web-filtering software was not offered. I hope it is now. I think PC manufacturers would do well to offer such software at the time of purchase, perhaps even including it and setting it up to block “adult” websites by default.