A new report from an anti-censorship alliance of 50 nonprofit organizations claims that internet filtering software is "hopelessly flawed." The report comes as schools seek to comply with the Children's Internet Protection Act, which requires schools to filter students' access to the web if they wish to receive federal eRate discounts on their internet connectivity.

Makers of filtering software dismissed the report as inaccurate and based on outdated information.

"Internet Filters: A Public Policy Report," released by the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), summarizes existing information about products designed to

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