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Google Announces $1 Million Internet Safety Fund for African Children

Google has announced a fund of $1 million for Google.org to support new and innovative ideas in the sphere of privacy, trust and safety in order to make online access across sub-Saharan Africa safer for families, and especially children....

Kaspersky Lab To Improve Online Safety For Children

Kaspersky Lab has announced that for the month of August the security company will be opening an email address that parents and guardians can send their questions to for feedback, to ensure the safety of their children online. The...

Nigerian 12-year-old creates Location App to help lost children

It has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided...

Tablets vs. TV: Which Screen Time Is Better For Your Kids?

If your kid asked if he could watch TV or play on the iPad for an hour, which would you let him do? Naturally, it depends on what your child is doing on the iPad, but does your instinct...

Biometric access could control SA schools

Many schools in South Africa may have considered biometric access control as a means of combating truancy and ensuring learner safety and security. In the UK, an estimated 30% of all schools use biometric access control.  Although concerns have been...

ITU drafts guidelines to protect children online

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has pledged its commitment to creating a safe online environment, that protects children worldwide when using the internet and cyberspace. The ITU has created a set of guidelines for the protection of children in...

SA Presidency launches website for kids

The South African government has launched a children’s website it hopes will enhance interaction between youngsters and the Presidency, and inform children about their rights and responsibilities. The web site targets children aged between 6 and 13. Says Dr Manto...

One Laptop Per Child initiative launched in Africa

The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative, which aims to improve education and learning among children in poorer communities, has been introduced to the African continent. The initiative will kick off with a training event taking place at OLPC's offices...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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