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South Korean Government Wants to Block Porn, Swear Words and Cyber-Bullying on Teens’ Smartphones

Let’s file this one under the ‘good luck with that’ tag: the South Korean government has plans to implement the blocking of “illegal [and] harmful information” sent over teenagers’ smartphones. That might include pornographic images, swear words, and cyber-bullying. This would be done, in theory, by a combination of software installed on the phones and compulsory filtering by mobile telcos, covering everything from SMS to social/messaging services like KakaoTalk, Facebook, and Twitter.


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