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DEFINITION: The Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) is a World Wide Web Consortium ( W3C ) group that defines rating systems and rating information for Web-based content. The term also refers to a set of specifications developed by that group. PICS ratings give parents and teachers standards to help them decide what their children or students should be allowed to access on the Internet . The criteria  … 
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W3C DEFINITION (continued): …  can also be used for other purposes such as code signing and privacy assurance.PICS labels are most often used in content filtering to block access to specific Web site s or page s based on labels associated with them. The system of labels works in much the same way as the labels used to define movies. The development of labels always involves subjective judgment because human beings must be involved at some point in the process to ensure that the labels are based on common sense. For example, a recipe for chicken breast with butter sauce should be all right for a child to read but might be flagged … 
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