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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Diego-San: The world's most frightening robot child?

Gerald Lynch Robots, Tech Digest news, Weirdness 3 Comments

I've become accustomed over the years to pictures of menacing looking robots hitting my inbox. I brace myself, hit the link, and more often than not end up laughing at their hideous Elephant Man-like proportions. But not with Diego-San. He's…

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One Laptop Per Child kicks off November 12th, two XO laptops for $399

Katherine Hannaford Laptops / Notebooks Leave a Comment

We haven’t heard much from the One Laptop Per Child program recently, so I was fairly shocked to discover on my internet trawls that the program will kick off officially on November 12th.

The previously quoted cost per laptop of $100 has obviously been thrown out the window, with a more realistic price-tag of $399 being attached to each pair of Linux-based laptop. The idea is that customers purchase two laptops for $399, and one will be given to a child in a developing country. The XO laptops,…

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