Printed from http://www.electronista.com

South Korea to censor swear words on teenagers' smartphones

updated 11:18 pm EST, Sun December 30, 2012

Filter to also block pornography, harmful information

Teenagers in South Korea may be required to have censorship software installed onto their mobile phones, if government plans come to fruition. The proposals would see profanity and pornography blocked from view on smartphones, and is hoped to curb "illegal and harmful information" being sent to teenagers in the country.

The software will reportedly work with social and messaging services KaKao Talk, Twitter, and Facebook; according to Newsis. The Ministry of Gender Equality And Family, the government body organizing the censorship efforts, also requires that carriers in the country also block pornography and nudity, allowing access to the Internet through a compulsory filter.

The South Korean government has already attempted to educate the country's younger population about the dangers of Internet addiction, and has already taken measures to encourage teenagers offline instead of spending long periods playing games.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger

Backup batteries and device chargers are objects that many users take for granted. They often only one-dimensional in functionality, r ...

ActvContent Sync Smartband

Smartbands of all sorts are hitting the market. Some build on the buzz around fitness trackers, while others offer simpler features fo ...

RocketStor 6324L Thunderbolt 2 eSATA bridge

Like it or not, the shift to Thunderbolt is underway. The connection is extremely flexible, allowing for video and data to co-habitate ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News