Microsoft launch kid-friendly "Click-Clever Click Safe" internet browser

Gerald Lynch Internet, Microsoft Leave a Comment

Microsoft have launched a new, kid-friendly version of their Internet Explorer 8 browser. Internet Explorer 8 Click Clever, Click Safe will let youngsters report inappropriate sites, unwelcome attention from strangers and cyberbullying with a single click. "It allows people to…

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Four Google executives to stand trial in Italy

Duncan Geere Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

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This is a rather worrying story. Google is awaiting confirmation from Italian courts that four of its employees will face trial there for failing to stop a video being uploaded that shows a disabled kid getting bullied. Sources claim that they stand accused of defamation and failure to exercise control over personal data.

The video in question shows, over the course of three minutes, four kids harassing a kid with Down’s Syndrome, and hitting him over the head with a pack of tissues. It was posted back in September 2006, and Google removed it within a day after it received a complaint, but that wasn’t good enough, claim prosecutors. It gained about 12,000 views…

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