Facebook app helps protect your children from pedophiles

Posted on Jul 9 2012 - 1:06am by Manzar Chaudhury

A fresh Facebook app named Social Privacy Protector (SPP) has been launched to protect your kids from pedophiles or people who are sexually interested in children. With a single click to the app parents, moreover, will be able to protect their children from snooping.

Michael Fire, a doctoral candidate at the Ben-Gurion University, said: “An important feature of our app is the ability for parents to better protect their kids’ privacy with just one click instead of having to navigate the more complicated Facebook privacy settings.”

Interested parents may use the free app whenever they want as it is available as an add-on for Firefox and a Facebook app for all browsers.

“Predators rely on people (be) friending anyone, and with teens now allowed to have Facebook accounts, we believe that our solution can provide necessary protection for all users,” added Michael Fire in a Ben-Gurion statement.

He along with Yuval Elovici, professor and undergraduate students Dima Kagan and Aviad Elishar developed the software.

“While Facebook encourages connecting with as many people as possible, we advocate limiting users, and have, for the first time, provided an algorithm to scientifically determine who to remove from friend lists,” Fire added.

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