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Schools’ sex-offender detection tech

December 13, 2007

The national sex-offender database is being put to another use in some of the US's public schools. The Washington Post describes a new computerized security system being

Fresh data on phone-based porn

December 12, 2007

"Revenues from mobile 'adult services' are set to approach $3.5 billion by 2010," reports VNUNET in the UK. It's citing new findings by Juniper

Penthouse’s social sites

December 12, 2007

If you check your child's browser history, you probably don't want to find any of the social-networking sites Penthouse has just acquired. Even though the adult

Disney’s UK kids portal

December 11, 2007

Disney says it's about to launch a site for UK children and tweens. Disney.co.uk will be a portal pulling together the company's assets (including social networking)

The teenage brain & the social Web

December 10, 2007

Two articles about the teenage brain and juvenile crime have a message for the way we think about the youth-driven social Web. "The teenage brain, Laurence Steinberg

Videogame ‘Report Card’ for 2007

December 7, 2007

p>Because "videogames" includes the word "games," there are still some parents who don't take videogames seriously enough, said David Walsh of the

Facebook apologizes about ads

December 7, 2007

Facebook seems to prefer to ask for users' forgiveness rather than permission. A "humbled [Facebook] CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a statement apologizing for the way

Mobile Web: We’re on the cusp

December 6, 2007

There has been a whole lot of media hype about the mobile Web. So much so that smart reporters are now writing reality checks (see the New York Times). But with the

Cellphone etiquette

December 6, 2007

I think you will appreciate, as I did, these fundamentals for working with young cellphone users on the best ways and places to use those phones. They're from author and

Cellphone college class in Japan

December 5, 2007

Japan's degree-granting Cyber University, the country's only all-Internet university, just started offering a class people can take on their phones, the Associated
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