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Firefox Add-on Glubble Too Clunky and Restrictive as a Children's Internet Filter

Jul 22, 2008, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tina Gasperson)

"Glubble does a fairly good job of finding fun kids sites and allowing access to them. Glaxstar has its own editorial department that hand-picks the sites on the default access list. However, I found that many of the games and animations on these sites don't work in the Glubble interface, though they work just fine in Glubble-less Firefox. What happens when you turn a young child loose on a site like Barbie.com and she tries to play the games but they don't work? She clicks on the pretty banner ads, and ends up on an ecommerce site (strangely unfiltered by Glubble) trying to input her name and mailing address."

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