CompuServe, Columbus, Ohio, announced today availability of tools that will enable parents to control and restrict minors' access to potentially offensive content. They were developed with Microsystems Software, Framingham, Mass., which developed Internet filtering software Cyber Patrol. Parents using the service can restrict access to Internet services and areas of CompuServe, access the "Child Safety Online" publication, discuss content issues with other parents and nominate content for review by a research team at Microsystems. The online service also announced it would restore access to all but five of the more than 200 Internet newsgroups suspended after a German prosecutor's office began investigating them for indecent content.
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