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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

Online age verification is the Tory-led coalition government's latest obsession, after it lobbied hard for flaccid network-level filtering to be introduced by the UK's biggest ISPs over the course of the last few years. To support Whitehall's latest crusade against smut, Britain's video on demand services regulator is calling …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Mar 2014
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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

Two Canadian kids have made a mockery of bank security by hacking into an automatic teller machine during a break between classes. The 14 year old duo Caleb Turon and Matthew Hewlett broke into a Bank of Montreal ATM during school lunch by following an online manual for accessing the machine's administrator functions. The …
Darren Pauli, 12 Jun 2014
Programming problem for Vietnamese kids

Vietnamese high school kids can pass Google interview

Google engineer Neil Fraser got a bit of a surprise when he visited Vietnam recently to see how schools teach ICT: kids in 11th grade are capable of passing the Chocolate Factory’s notoriously difficult interview process. Fraser blogged about his trip (via TNW), which ostensibly seems to have been a fact-finding mission …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Mar 2013
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Cross-border kids used as Easter iPhone MULES in China

Cross-border school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used as mules to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgetry from Hong Kong into China where they can be sold at a premium. Customs officers found five cases of electronic devices inside students’ backpacks during the Easter holidays on Saturday, according to Hong …
Phil Muncaster, 24 Apr 2014

Video: High school kids fend off university challenge in student cluster battle

The SC Student Cluster Competition (SCC) has seen university teams from around the world vying to prove their cluster competence. But this year has been marked by a number of firsts, including the first team composed entirely of high school students. The Skyline High School Eagles, located in Salt Lake City, entered the LittleFe …

High school kids wrestle uni students in mini-cluster match

Now that the US elections are over, it’s obvious that the world’s attention has shifted to the upcoming Student Cluster Competition (SCC), which will kick off next Monday at SC12 in Salt Lake City. The traditional ‘Big Iron’ competition (details here) has teams of undergraduates benchmarking their home-grown clusters to see …
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Intel goes back to school with StudyBook tablet

Intel is set to follow-up on its Classmate PC for school kids with a tablet for the education market, currently dubbed the StudyBook. The Register has learnt that the device will be launched next week. The 10-in tablet will feature dual operating systems and run Intel’s Medfield chips, according to a Digitimes report …
Phil Muncaster, 05 Apr 2012
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Parents in dark about kids' school life

Becta has warned that a three-way communication breakdown between schools, parents and kids could have a harmful affect on individuals’ educational performance. Unsurprisingly the UK government’s technology agency, which published a new report today, was keen to underline what it sees as the importance of IT in the classroom to …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Mar 2009
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Top US science wonk wants Grand Challenges and 3D printers for the kids

Challenging engineers to build a starship and giving school kids 3D printers were among several big ideas put out by a top US Government science wonk in a speech in Washington this morning. Citing President Kennedy's challenge to put a man on the moon, Thomas Kalil, Deputy Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy …
Anna Leach, 12 Apr 2012
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FCC to spend $2 BEEELLION to install Wi-Fi in US schools

The US Federal Communications Commission says it plans to outfit the nation's schools and libraries with Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband connections, and it has earmarked $2bn to do it. "The simple fact of the matter is that the free market has failed to provide basic broadband connectivity to more than 15 million Americans," FCC …
Neil McAllister, 20 Jun 2014
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FCC OKs $5 BEEELLION Wi-Fi cash splash in schools, libraries

Five billion dollars will be used to fund Wi-Fi networks in US schools and libraries after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed an overhaul of the E-rate program. The commission issued an order that will pour $2bn of additional funds into E-rate over the next two years for the purpose of installing and upgrading …
Shaun Nichols, 11 Jul 2014
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GPS, swipe cards to monitor Welsh school kids

Councils in North Wales are equipping school buses with GPS and swipe card technology to help monitor attendance and antisocial behaviour. A trial of the Star smart card scheme will be launched in May with the aim of improving the behaviour of pupils on schools' transport. Children will swipe a smart card as they get onto the …
Kablenet, 23 Apr 2009
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Kids want Santa to bring iPads not consoles

Reg readers may be grizzled old gits who have no truck with all that shiny fluff that Jobs bloke puts out, but younger generations are in love with the stuff. According to market watcher Nielsen, US kids aged between six and 12 are more likely to nag their parents for an iPad this Christmas than any games console, be it fixed or …
Hard Reg, 24 Nov 2010
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Australia's digital technologies curriculum published after two-month delay

Australia's first-ever Digital Technologies curriculum has been released, after a two-month delay. The curriculum was scheduled to appear in December 2013, but the federal government's decision to review the national curriculum meant the Standing Council on School Education and Early Childhood decided not to approve it at its …
Simon Sharwood, 19 Feb 2014
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Fibre fanaticism overrode proper NBN planning says report

Early planning for Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) focussed on “how best to implement the government’s policy objectives, rather than considering the merits of different options.” So says Australia's Productivity Commission in a draft report (PDF) on the state of the nation's public infrastructure. The report's …
Simon Sharwood, 13 Mar 2014
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Use apps anonymously? We'll help make that happen – Amazon techie

Mobile is the new cloud! we imagine a swivel-eyed CIO shouting on the street, while clutching 10 phones to his or her chest. But judging by Amazon Web Services' latest major release, there is a truth to this, as the cloud giant announced on Wednesday a set of AWS Mobile Services designed to make it easier for developers to hook …
Jack Clark, 10 Jul 2014
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Dell punts germ-free netbook for school kids

Dell is now flogging a series of colorful netbooks aimed at the clumsy, snot-nosed germ-factories affectionately known as school children. The new Dell Latitude 2100 netbook line for the educational sector can be loaded with custom kid-intended kit like an antimicrobial keyboard, rubberized kickball-like exterior, and a special …
Austin Modine, 19 May 2009
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Turnbull appoints Simon Hackett, Justin Milne and Patrick Flannigan to NBN Co board

Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has followed through on his promise to appoint people with experience delivering “linear infrastructure” to the board of NBN Co, the organisation charged with building Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN). Turnbull today announced that Internode founder and iiNet board …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Nov 2013
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Deloitte research says NBN a winner for households

As Australia races towards a federal election likely to kill off the country's current model for a national broadband network, the (probably) outgoing government has released a report saying the annual value of the network to households will be in the order of $AU3,800. The study, by Deloitte Access Economics, suggests that most …
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UK plant bakes its millionth Raspberry Pi

A Sony-owned factory in South Wales has now punched out more than a million Raspberry Pi board computers. This is laudable, but it shouldn’t be taken as a sign that Britain is going to ride to economic recovery on the back of a new generation of young programmers. The Raspberry Pi is a fortysomething’s wet dream of early 1980s …
Tony Smith, 08 Oct 2013
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NBN builder Syntheo gives up in two States

Syntheo, the joint venture between Lend Lease and Service Stream Limited that won contracts to build Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) in the States of West Australia and South Australia, will down tools forever in those States early in 2014. NBN Co's canned utterance on the matter says it and Syntheo “ have mutually …
Simon Sharwood, 06 Aug 2013
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Turnbull's NBN is startup-land's litmus test

Opponents of the Australian government's policy to build a National Broadband Network (NBN) with anything other than fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) came up well and truly empty last week. The 270,000+ signatures amassed in support of the the cause on change.org, while an impressive demonstration of activism, were ignored. I …
Simon Sharwood, 16 Dec 2013
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Safety first, NBN rollout second, says Minister

Get ready for another eruption of “anything bad to do with the NBN is the government's fault”, as Telstra's Board is reportedly about to consider whether it is safe to allow contractors doing NBN Co's bidding to resume work in its asbestos-lined pits. Minister for Workplace Relations Bill Shorten has issued a canned statement in …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Jul 2013
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Acer dishing out 16,400 cheap OLYMPIC laptops to schools

Acer plans to flog 500 "Olympic" laptops to school children in North East London after the Games close. The Taiwanese firm has also promised that the other 15,900 computers they put into London 2012 will be packaged up and sent into schools around the UK. The PCs were used for everything from planning athletes' travel to …
Anna Leach, 12 Aug 2012
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Newly-homeless kids get free iPod

Apple handed out 100 iPod Nanos to kids who lost their homes in the recent Californian fires, though without homes or computers it's not clear how they'll manage to get any music onto them. Local resident Steve Boyack emailed Steve Jobs and asked if he could send over a few iPods for the teenagers, having seen how various groups …
Bill Ray, 06 Dec 2007
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Malcolm Turnbull throws a bone to FTTP boosters

Australia's communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has today given an interview to TV show Meet the Press in which he appears to have softened his line on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) connections for the National Broadband Network (NBN). The transcript of the interview can be found here and the most interesting bit is the …
Simon Sharwood, 03 Nov 2013
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It's time to suck the marrow from the NBN debate

Australia has, for the past decade, enjoyed a vivid but not-always productive debate on appropriate broadband infrastructure for the nation. The Reg wants to set that to rights. Australia's broadband debate has reached the conclusion that the nation should spend at least $AUD29bn on a National Broadband Network (NBN) and allow …
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NBN Co CEO Quigley retires, won't deny he was pushed

Mike Quigley, the founding chief executive officer of NBN Co, the company set up to build Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has announced he will “retire from corporate life “. In a canned statements, Quigley said the following: “My job was to lay the foundations for the NBN for the next 30 years. That job is …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Jul 2013
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NBN Co awards satellite station contracts to locals

NBN Co has selected two local Australian construction companies, Perkins and Cockram, to build ten satellite ground stations for its regional broadband deployment. Under contracts worth AUD$180 million, West Australian based Perkins will build four satellite transmission centres in WA while Cockram, based in Melbourne, will …
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NBN Co trials migration incentives

Last week, NBN Co – the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network – announced trials of a $AU108 migration incentive for retailers. The payment is made to retail service providers in selected NBN-ready areas to encourage them to move customers off their own infrastructure (such as ADSL) to the NBN fibre. Described …

Webcam stripper strikes back at vicious 4Chan trolls after year of bullying

A webcam stripper has hit back at creepy trolls who subjected her to a sick year-long campaign of online abuse that made her cry on camera. Nina Jaymes, 40, offers sweaty-palmed keyboard bashers the opportunity to pay her money to watch her disrobe on screen. But the message board she uses to chat with her clients on her webcam …
Jasper Hamill, 08 Aug 2013
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NBN Co coffee budget brews caffeinated controversy

NBN Co, the entity charged with spending over $AUD30bn or so building a national broadband network for Australia, has defended the price it pays for coffee. The company felt the need to do so because members of Australia's opposition parties, after combing through NBN Co's finances, wondered why it had spent over $AUD100,000 on …
Simon Sharwood, 14 Feb 2013
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NBN Co nests satellites in WA

West Australia will house three key ground stations for the National Broadband Network’s regional satellite deployment which will begin beaming in 2015. NBN Co is making a total investment of around $AU2bn in the Long Term Satellite Service. The ground stations will be built and operated in Moonyoonooka near Geraldton, Binduli …
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Kids texting not sleeping

Kids are going to school too tired to learn because of the temptations of late night texting and playing computer games. Telecoms provider ACE-COMM says UK telcos could do more to help parents. Jock Percy, senior analyst at the firm, said: "Confiscating a child's phone seems an unreasonable invasion of privacy to most parents, …
John Oates, 03 May 2006
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Education Secretary Gove: Tim Berners-Lee 'created the INTERNET'

Facebook, Microsoft, IBM and BT have been signed up by the Education Secretary Michael Gove - who thinks Tim Berners Lee is the "creator of the internet" - to offer industry insights into the type of computer science skills British school kids need to be equipped with for the workplace. A £20,000 scholarship was also announced …
Kelly Fiveash, 19 Oct 2012
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Why you backed Vulture South's crowdfunded capers

With four days to go in our campaign to crowd-fund an independent study into Australia's national broadband network, the Vulture South team is taking heart from the Australian Cricket team's backs-to-the-wall fight in the first Ashes test. Sure our top order may have wilted, but perhaps our last man in can make a brave stand …
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NBN rollout to reach 1.3m new premises by late 2016

The timetable for rollout of Australia's national broadband network (NBN) has been updated. The nation's terminal-looking government, which faces an election on September 14th, has unveiled plans to provide an additional 1.3m premises with a fibre to the premises (FTTP) connection by December 2016. A canned statement about the …
Simon Sharwood, 05 May 2013
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DfES wants school kids spaced out

The British National Space Centre and the Department for Education and Skills have joined forces to bring real-life space science into the classroom. The BNSC has worked with teachers to develop lesson plans that draw on the science and technology of the Cassini-Huygens mission. The resources, which are available from the BNSC' …
Lucy Sherriff, 17 Dec 2004
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Australia's alternative NBN plan: some taxpayer-friendly questions

Last Tuesday, Australia's coalition announced its alternative national broadband network (NBN) plan, offering fibre to the node as the dominant mode of delivery. The plan appears comprehensive, but like any such document, it doesn't answer every conceivable question. With an election fewer than six months away, El Reg's Sydney …
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Senator's Net-legislation would jail school-kids

A low-brow publicity stunt masquerading as a legislative measure called the School Website Protection Act of 2001 by US Senator Robert Torricelli (Democrat, New Jersey) would define criminal hacking as any action, even a harmless action, which "affects or impairs without authorization a computer of an elementary school or …
Thomas C Greene, 02 Aug 2001
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School kids bung up the Web

A group of school children in Canada have learnt a valuable lesson about Netiquette after a school project they were working on went horribly wrong. Children in the fifth grade at Mill Cove Elementary School, Nova Scotia, wanted to track the progress of a single email to see how far it would travel around the globe. But as their …
Tim Richardson, 10 May 1999
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How The Reg's NBN study will be researched

Continuing our discussion of the methodologies behind the crowd-funded study into the National Broadband Network, The Register talks to Shara Evans, CEO of Market Clarity, to understand her view of the methodologies needed to underpin a strong, independent study into Australia's broadband requirements. Evans, who intends to work …
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Libs launch broadband poll

Australia's federal coalition has launched a "Broadband Test" that shadow Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has told the ABC will help participants to understand the speed of the broadband service they receive. The test, available here, was launched by Turnbull today and offers the following statement before users are …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Sep 2012
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Council clamps down on kids using mobile phones

Schools on Merseyside are being urged to ban the use of mobile phone among school kids. Knowsley Council wants to ban all mobiles in primary schools and restrict the use of handsets in secondary schools during the day. Councillors have introduced the proposals in response to concerns that mobile phone might damage children's …
Tim Richardson, 24 Jan 2006
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Telstra's Thodey is NBN kingmaker after Oz election

With Saturday's emphatic election result putting almost certain to put Malcolm Turnbull into the communications ministry, the business of rejigging the National Broadband Network is about to begin in earnest. Step one, once Turnbull assumes the ministry, will be a promised “100 day” review of the NBN. This will presumably …
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UK school cans 'world-beating' biometric scanner

A "world-beating" biometric scanner system which was intended to remove the stigma of claiming free school meals has been removed from a school in Sunderland - after failing to deliver on its cutting-edge promise. The Venerable Bede Church of England School in Ryhope deployed the CRB Solutions' kit in its canteen as a way of …
Lester Haines, 15 Sep 2004
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The NBN questions Malcolm Turnbull won't answer

In the nearly three weeks since Australia's opposition parties released their policy for a faster-and-cheaper-to-implement national broadband network (NBN) reliant on VDSL to bring 50Mbps connections to most homes and businesses, oceans of digital ink have been spilled analysing the plan. We've been trying to add to them in …
Simon Sharwood, 27 Apr 2013
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UK school plans retinal scans in the dinner queue

Retinal scans are to be used by a Sunderland school to identify pupils. From next September, the Venerable Bede Church of England Aided School is to use the technology on school kids withdrawing books from its library or obtaining meals at the school canteen. Ed Yates, headteacher of the 900-pupil school, told the BBC that …
John Leyden, 08 Jan 2003
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Fingerprinting of UK school kids causes outcry

The widespread fingerprinting of UK primary school children has been roundly condemned by watchdog Privacy International. The human rights watchdog today warned that tens of thousands of UK school children are being fingerprinted by schools, often without the knowledge or consent of their parents. This under-reported …
John Leyden, 22 Jul 2002
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Locking in the NBN

Supporters of Australia's government-backed National Broadband Network are fearful of what will happen if there’s a change of government in 2013, since the current federal opposition remains strongly committed to doing something else with the NBN. Exactly what the “something else” might be remains something we can only see …