Facebook u-turn over Ceop Panic Button?

Gerald Lynch Computer Security, Facebook, Tech Digest news 6 Comments

Facebook are said to be renewing discussions with the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (Ceop) over the installation of a "panic button" on the social network. Concern grew over the safety of children using the social network after a…

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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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Opinion: Government paedophile plans are a confusing web of ideas

Jonathan Weinberg Columns & Opinion, Internet, Web 2.0 4 Comments

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Jonathan Weinberg writes…

OK, so let’s do a straw poll. What do you think would stop a sex offender abusing children? I know this is not a comfortable topic but it is an extremely important one in tech and Internet terms. Stiffer sentences maybe? The threat of castration? A life term in jail? Perhaps even death by lethal injection?

We’ve all had those “If I were Home Secretary” moments and this is one of them because the plans today released by the UK’s Home Secretary Jacqui Smith seem the worst kind of limp proposals for such a serious matter…

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