‘V-Chip 2.0’ turns on In March

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'V-Chip 2.0' turns on In March

Beginning on March 15, the FCC says it will require all new products with digital television receivers – including TVs, video recorders and set-top boxes – to incorporate parental control capabilities by way of a new “open” version of the V-chip that can be reprogrammed to adapt to changing standards.

The V-chip, a small device that allowed televisions to filter out content, was first introduced as part of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Read the complete story here. (PC Magazine)