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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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RE: In a country where Aids runs rampant
By Oregonian2 on 7/23/2007 1:45:34 PM , Rating: 2
I think historically, those who are hated are manipulated into that hate by local politicians (or equivalent, dictator, etc) into making a scapegoat for problems people have. A cause of problems other than "them". Focus of that hate toward that outside power (or "other race" as it is sometimes) provides power to those who create the fiction. This technique has been used in history a LOT, and probably because it works well. Even mild versions of the same technique is used by all parties in domestic American politics. This also is why it's hard to impossible to fight by the outside "hate-ee", they're targeted by the local powers at large (political, religious, or economic) and those have a MUCH stronger control of their people's minds. It's, in effect, an marketing battle, not a battle of truth and justice or actual deeds.


By xsilver on 7/24/2007 4:33:17 AM , Rating: 2
exactly - it is a bit of a marketing battle and an issue of trust.
tomz said it well above where you would like to think that people in iraq or whatever are just like you and me but a lot of western people fail to realize this.

the -1 rating of my post above only shows me how conservative people are.
I'M FOR GIVING THE 3rd WORLD COUNTRIES A CHANCE - Im just laughing at how western media is considering something like this news - Its their bloody laptop, they can do what they want with it. JEEZ.

NEWSFLASH - there is something called pr0n in the internet, are the 3rd world denied access?


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