Yaba Yaba

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Mayday! Mayday! kids are seeing titties!

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Reuter’s lazy summer story about Nigerian kids using OLPCs to browse porn is making the rounds. Yawn.

I have two young kids at home. They both use both our computers independently, mostly for internet access. I would never consider installing any filter on any system I own or manage. In fact, I’m totally pissed over the unbearable ease of use of filters. For me, any case of person A deciding what person B should or should not browse is a violation of human rights. What are they really going to censor, this, this, this or this?
The other aspect which surprises me is the ease in which we get carried along with the ‘porn threat’ discourse. I can easily name quite a few more serious internet ‘risks’, such as racial bullying, homophobic hate, sexist comments on Digg, Fox news, big brother, and Mac (not to mention McDonnalds) ads.

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 education!

Written by yishaym

July 21, 2007 at 4:27 pm

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  2. I agree completely with the human rights thing.

    There are a lot of problems with the world, but porn (made with the consent of the actors and actresses) is not one of them.

    Alexeon

    July 23, 2007 at 6:32 am

  3. yeah. Nigerians should be more concerned about police raping 12 year old girls. But that’s exactly what they want to filter from the kids. Porn, as always, is the ultimate excuse.

    yishaym

    July 23, 2007 at 9:58 am


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