Podcast: Google's Scott Rubin on SafeSearch lock

Google's Scott Rubin talks with Larry Magid about the company's new SafeSearch lock which makes it harder for kids to circumvent filtering of search results

With SafeSearch turned on parents can see these bubbles on the search page Google

Google has long made it possible for parents to restrict kids to "SafeSearch," but until now it was extremely easy to turn that off. With SafeSearch lock , Google makes it harder but far from impossible for kids to get around the restrictions. Google's Scott Rubin explains the new SafeSearch locks to Larry Magid.

Length: 9:33

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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