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01/26/2001 - Updated 05:57 PM ET
Tech Help

From Assistant Tech Editor Tamara Holmes

Answers to your questions about the Internet and personal computing.

Today's Question

Do filtering programs use key words to automatically block certain sites or do real people actually go in and choose the sites that should be blocked by a particular filtering program?

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