(Apr 14, 2011 ; Summary by ; Article by The Miss Utah Organization )
The Miss Utah contestants will spend the next 12 weeks educating communities across the state and raising registrations on the Child Protection Registry website.
"We strongly believe in serving our communities and partnering with the Utah Child Protection Registry to help protect and educate families in Utah has been a wonderful experience. We support their vision and want to encourage our contestants to take part in this opportunity to spread the word about the Registry and how simple and beneficial it is to register with them," Christina Lowe (Miss Utah 2010).
(Mar 07, 2011 ; Summary by ; Article by Daily Herald)
Parents use controls to keep children from watching adult programs on television and now those same controls are available for children's cell phones, e-mail and more.
The Utah Child Protection Registry is a free program that allows parents to stop adult-oriented solicitations from being sent to their children's inboxes.
(Jul 14, 2010 ; Summary by ; Article by Deseret News)
The free program, dubbed the Utah Child Protection Registry, also known as the Do-Not-Contact List, was created by the state Legislature in 2004 and implemented in July 2005. People add their e-mail addresses and phone numbers to the list to prohibit companies from sending them adult-oriented advertisements.
Paul Murphy, spokesman for the Utah Attorney General's office, said the registry fulfills an important need. Murphy's office oversees the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and he said he believes the registry is effective.
(Jan 24, 2010 ; Summary by ; Article by Times Online)
A tidal wave of spam has been predicted this year as cyber criminals target social networks such as Facebook.
In 2008 there were virtually no Facebook phishing messages. Today Facebook is the second most phished organisation online and, if current trends continue, is on track to take the top spot in 2010, according to a report from a voluntary community of web defenders called Project Honey Pot.
(Oct 06, 2009 ; Summary by ; Article by Connect2Utah.com)
U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the pornography industry challenging the legality of Utah's child protection registry.
The state's registry prohibits the porn industry from contacting children through e-mail or text messages when they or their parents register their contact information on a state Web site.
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