May 21, 2010

Petimos Screens For Cyberbullies

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Parents will love it, kids will complain at the lack of privacy. Adrian David Cheok, from the National University of Singapore, is developing Petimos, a bot designed to hold questionable invitations on Facebook until a parent can check them. They can then be accepted or deleted. The furbot works with the social network Petimo-World and when a child squeezes the ear of their Petimo or pushes a button, they can send messages and/or virtual gifts to others online.

Via New Scientist

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at May 21, 2010 8:40 AM
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