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Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Software |

Microsoft Announces Bing for Schools

Microsoft Announces Bing for Schools

has just announced a new program aimed at institutions in the United States. for Schools will be a special version of the browser, with special characteristics such as being free of advertising, or include more stringent filters content searches.

Microsoft’s idea of ​​this initiative is “to help the nation’s schools to teach digital literacy”. Any school may participate, and those who sign up will have access to the special edition of Bing within your internal network. One of the main points mentioned as is the restriction on adult content: come SafeSearch enabled in “Strict” by default, and this option can not be changed. In addition, also included a few small changes (eg, questions next to a particular image) that will serve as an incentive for student learning.

The Bing team promises to deliver more details on this program in the future, but for now, you can only announce that Bing for Schools will be free, and that any K-12 school type (Elementary) may register to participate. While still in very premature stages, it might be expected that the program will expand in the future to further education and why not, to other countries where Microsoft has official involvement.

Link: Calling All Schools: Join The Bing For Schools Program! (via TechCrunch )

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