"To show how unrestrained child predators can act but also to show how easy it is to track them down the Dutch child rights organisation put itself in the shoes of a 10–year–old Filipino girl. With an innovative technology the virtual character Sweetie was created to be controlled by Terre des Hommes researchers. From a remote building in Amsterdam the researchers operated in public chat rooms. In a very short period, over 20,000 predators from around the world approached the virtual 10– year–old, asking for webcam sex performances. While the adults interacted with the virtual girl, the researchers gathered information about them through social media to uncover their identities. With this evidence Terre des Hommes Netherlands is pushing all governments to adopt proactive investigation policies, with a world wide petition, starting today."
(Hans Guyt, The Hague, 4 November 2013, Terre des Hommes)
"While most attribute the iPad's success to Steve Jobs' genius, its roots extend much deeper into Apple's history of creativity and innovation. That's because Apple laid out an amazingly prescient vision of the iPad in 1987. That earlier effort was a guiding beacon for Apple's culture and research for a decade during Job's exile. It helped secure the ingredients that Jobs would mold into the world's most valuable company. And, it defined the personal computing model that technology titans, including Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft, are fighting to deliver and dominate today."
(Chunka Mui, 24 October 2011)