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  1. MetaCert steps out from behind its porn-blocking browsers with mobile security API

    The last time I wrote about MetaCert, the company was fooling around with social media tools and working on its iPad browser, which blocked access to pornography. Now it's putting all the data it collected through those tools to another use.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  2. MetaCert keeps porn away from your kids with a new Android app

    Paul Walsh is no puritan. He doesn't want to rid the Internet of porn or burn the world's Playboy Magazines in the town square. But he does hold the fairly common view that parents should be able to shield their children from adult content on the Web. Since raising $740,000 a little over a year ago, his company MetaCert has released an iPad browser and web browser extensions that block pornographic websites with a very low "false positive" rate (less than .3 percent, he says). Now, MetaCert takes its Internet safety crusade one step further with a Android tablet app called Safeguards that does more than protect kids from browser porn. It can also block certain apps at various times of day.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Infographic: What countries host the most porn?

    Paul Walsh knows a thing or two about porn: He's cataloged hundreds of millions of pornographic pages. But it's not because he's some kind of sex addict. No, as the founder and CEO of Metacert, he's trying to build the perfect family-friendly browser.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Totally safe for work: Say bye-bye to porn with MetaCert's new iPad browser

    They say that becoming a parent changes you. You'll stop staying out so late. You'll start day-drinking more frequently. You'll stop hanging out with your friends and start wondering why your life has become a marathon of dirty diapers and spastic children's shows. But perhaps the greatest change brought about by parenthood is the necessity to make it harder to find pornographic material in an attempt to preserve your child's innocence.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. MetaCert Releases Olly, a Porn-Free iPad Browser

    It was late Friday night when Paul Carr asked me to take a look at Olly, a kid-friendly browser from MetaCert. Paul wrote about MetaCert earlier this year and broke the news that the company had raised $740,000 to make it easier for schools and parents to block porn on their kids' computers.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk