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South Korea wants to block nudity and profanity on teenager phones

Posted By Enrique Manalang On January 3, 2013 @ 12:45 AM In General Tech | 4 Comments

Jeonju, South Korea [1]

The South Korean government is taking censorship to the next level — for teenagers at least. In an attempt to prevent cyber-bullying, the Ministry of Gender Equality  and Family has plans to install software on teenagers’ phones that will block swear words and “illegal and harmful information.”

The government also plans to continue it’s never-ending war against pornography at the same time by requiring compulsory filtering services by mobile carriers that will block things such as pornography and nudity from being accessed.

I guess there’s a price to pay when you live in the  country considered to have the fastest internet connections in the world.

[via The Verge [2], image via Emmanuel DYAN [3]]


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[3] Emmanuel DYAN: http://www.flickr.com/photos/emmanueldyan/5748810528/

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