Microsoft Confirms Windows Live Family Safety Settings

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The name may be a tongue twister, but it appears that Windows Live Family Safety Settings is here to stay. Yesterday, Microsoft issued a press release stating that they will be providing, "Free, Web-based Family Safety Settings that move beyond traditional parental controls."

REDMOND, Wash. – March 13, 2006 – Microsoft Corp. today announced plans to offer a new safety service, called Windows Live Family Safety Settings, as part of the company's ongoing efforts to help protect families online through user education, industry cooperation and technology innovation. Family Safety Settings is being designed to go a step further than traditional parental controls and will help consumers better guard themselves and their families against online content and communications they might find inappropriate.

Windows Live Family Safety Settings is in private beta testing, for now, but should be available to anyone who wants to try it by the summer.

Read the full press release