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The OLPC in green and white  (Source: The OLPC Wiki)
Nigerian children get caught up on the Internets with porn

One of the aims of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) project is to give the underprivileged new opportunities and experiences they otherwise wouldn’t have. Interestingly enough, some school children are using their laptops to browse pornographic Internet sites.

According to a Reuters report, a reporter at the official News Agency of Nigeria discovered pornographic images on the donated laptops from a U.S. aid organization. It is unclear whether or not school children were actually caught in the act of browsing such websites.

"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," reported the News Agency of Nigeria.

Perhaps in response to the discovery of the OLPC’s side features, a representative for the laptop project said that the computers will now be fitted with filtering software.

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Kids watching porn of free laptops
By billiamstein on 7/23/2007 10:11:10 AM , Rating: 3
It’s rather strange that in the United States, it’s permissible for war news including beheadings and torture to be viewed without restraint, but sex is often tagged as something evil. Just install permanent filters to censure the free laptops if necessary.

RE: Kids watching porn of free laptops
By TomZ on 7/23/2007 10:15:00 AM , Rating: 1
I don't think "war news including beheadings and torture" are viewed by children in the US. And sex is something that children should not view, in the US or otherwise.

Anyway, OLPCs are not going to US children, so what does your comment have to do with the article?

RE: Kids watching porn of free laptops
By rcc on 7/23/2007 7:05:39 PM , Rating: 2
It does no good to censure a laptop. It will just ignore you.

"Let's face it, we're not changing the world. We're building a product that helps people buy more crap - and watch porn." -- Seagate CEO Bill Watkins

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