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How To Handle Content Filtering For iPads In The Classroom (And At Home)

How To Handle Content Filtering For iPads In The Classroom (And At Home)

Mass iPad deployments in schools bring new challenges when it comes to filtering laws and regulations.

Technology in the education sector, particularly for K-12 schools, often poses unique challenges not seen in business or enterprise organizations. The iPad is a great example. As we noted yesterday, BYOD is generally not a good idea for school environments. That means effective iPad deployments are typically managed by schools and education IT staff.

There are plenty of stories out there about schools moving forward with one-to-one iPad deployments (we’ve run two this week – one about the massive iPad investment by San Diego’s school district and one on East Alton’s decision to lease iPads instead of buying them). One-to-one initiatives, in which each student gets his or her own device for use in class and at home, are generally considered a much more effective and ideal model than when students sharing devices during to school hours.

One-to-one programs, which were first established for laptops, can be challenging because such programs need to take into consideration that the iPads will be used at home. One area where this creates problems for schools is the need to comply with filtering regulations.

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Apple: MobileMe Filters Block Spam, Not Political Content

Apple: MobileMe Filters Block Spam, Not Political Content

Earlier today, we reported that Apple is invisibly filtering certain outgoing messages sent through their MobileMe email service.

Apple has now responded to that story, and while they admit that there is some level of filtering going on with MobileMe’s email service in order to protect users from spam, they are not censoring emails based upon political content.

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Apple May Be Invisibly Filtering Your Outgoing MobileMe Email [Updated With Apple's Response]

Apple May Be Invisibly Filtering Your Outgoing MobileMe Email [Updated With Apple's Response]

Apple is invisibly filtering outgoing messages sent with its popular MobileMe webmail app based upon their content, Cult of Mac can exclusively confirm.

That means that if Apple doesn’t like the way you’ve written an outgoing email, they might just opt not to send it, and never bother telling you why.

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