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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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By headbox on 7/28/2007 2:04:47 PM , Rating: 2
These "people" can't even maintain a farm- what good is a computer going to do? A few years ago they kicked out all of the white farmers saying they were being exploited... but none of them knew how to plant a damn seed and they began to starve. In 2006 the govt apologized and invited the white farmers back to save them. They are beyond help. They are people still living in the stone age. Handing them a computer is not going to keep them from living like savages.


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