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Re: [school-discuss] OLPC Trouble
Food for thought indeed...and I'll definitely make sure our Malawi
systems have Squidgard/Dansguardian enabled. Our cable modem at Brandon
is fed through a proxy server with these two OSS packages, and it does a
better job of blocking porn than the district's proprietary solution.
So, now all those OLPCs have to be updated regularly and keep a separate
copy of the blacklisted/whitelisted sites on each unit, and will they
have enough CPU power to also do the content filtering, not just URL
blocking? Another reason the thin client model makes so much sense.
Yishay Mor wrote:
thanks, saw it. totally absurd, and oh-so expected.
As a matter of fact, I think this is a heads-up for the OLPC: if its
good enough for porn, then its good enough for anything they say it can do!
On 21/07/07, *Joel Kahn* <jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:jj2kk4@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
For those who may have missed it: below the dotted line
is a story from Reuters, Friday, July 20th, 10:31 AM ET.
Food for thought here in connection with the Malawi
project. I can't help wondering why they didn't have
filters on the laptops in the first place. . . .
Pupils browse porn on donated laptops
Nigerian schoolchildren who received laptops from
a U.S. aid organization have used them to explore
pornographic sites on the Internet, the official
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported Thursday.
NAN said its reporter had seen pornographic images
stored on several of the children's laptops.
"Efforts to promote learning with laptops in a
primary school in Abuja have gone awry as the
pupils freely browse adult sites with explicit
sexual materials," NAN said.
A representative of the One Laptop Per Child aid group
was quoted as saying that the computers, part of a
pilot scheme, would now be fitted with filters.
Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's
updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games.
Yishay Mor, Researcher, London Knowledge Lab
President and CEO
Georgia Open Source Education Foundation