Milktooth is a project developed during the
EU Hackathon 2012 "Hack4Kids"
held in Bruxelles on June 20th and 21st 2012. It won the 3rd price in the Child Safety Track.
Milktooth is composed by two parts:
- a tool for enabling or disabling web navigation filters for children automatically,
without asking for a password or changing user, by detecting the presence of a Bluetooth
phone near the PC (or an NFC device, in theory).
When a parent is near the PC (with a smartphone in her pocket) filters are switched off, when she walks
away they are turned on immediately.
- a demo for a simple implementation of a protocol for adapting content server-side,
in addition to existing voluntary content classification systems (like RTA or SafeSurf which filter
whole pages or domains on the client side). The browser adds an additional HTTP header in its request,
asking to limit the type of content returned, and the server can tailor its response: Google/YouTube can
force SafeSearch on, Facebook can set proper privacy defaults, etc..
The main advantage is the possibility to filter single page elements (like some pictures in Google
Image Search) rather than the page as a whole.
This can help solving some requests made on the EUHackathon suggestion page: configure settings
client-side in a single place and let each content provider decide how to cope with children safety.
More details about Milktooth can be found in the
Download the source code (developed on Linux Ubuntu + Google Chrome browser).
View a simple Milktooth-enabled website (well, you should
download the code and play a bit with it for seeing anything interesting)
Milktooth was created by
Nicola Ferioli and
© 2012 Nicola Ferioli & Mauro Mascia for Hack4Kids