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Smarter Parental Controls

If you've been using the parental controls options in Mac OS X to lock your child out of using a particular computer late at night, but would like to employ a more clever technique to limit Internet access, turn to MAC address filtering on an Apple base station.

To do this, launch AirPort Utility, select your base station, and click Manual Setup. In the Access Control view, choose Time Access to turn on MAC filtering. You'll need to enter the MAC address of the particular computer, which (in 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard) you can find in the Network System Preferences pane: click AirPort in the adapter list, and click Advanced. The AirPort ID is the MAC address.

 

 

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PRSM is a brand-new way to share everything: credit card purchases, Internet searches, email messages, photos, phone calls, and more! PRSM has partnered with Google, Apple, Facebook, Skype, AT&T, and many other companies to secure your information in the world’s largest datacenters. You probably even already have an account, whether or not you signed up! The site is actually a parody of the NSA’s PRISM spying program. Designed by Datacoup — a company that aims to help you convert your personal data into a form of currency so you control how it’s used — the PRSM parody site links to the Electronic Freedom Foundation when you click Sign Up Now and then Contact Technical Support. Generic Globefollow link

 

Comments about Share All Your Personal Information with PRSM

Lewis Butler  2013-08-22 04:46
The most awesome thing about this? I'm evidently already signed up!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-22 07:04
Me too! I for one believe that PRSM-based signin (where you don't have to do anything at all) is the wave of the future.
Josh Centers  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-22 07:25
The search feature is amazing. I wanted to find a high-school classmate who didn't have a Facebook account. Not only did I find him, but I obtained his phone records, emails, and credit card purchases!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2013-08-22 07:39
Who knew that POTUS on Game Center really is President Obama! And the dude's pretty good at Plants vs Zombies 2!