South Korea Wants to Block Swearing and Porn on Teenagers' Phones

While we're over here, yammering on and on about sexting and the best ways to do it, things are moving in a bit of a different direction in South Korea. The country's government is currently rolling out a plan to block swearing and pornography on all its teenagers' phones.

Championed by country's Ministry Of Gender Equality And Family, the censorship would come in the form of mandatory filtering software installed on teenagers' phones designed to block "illegal [and] harmful information." Such information includes swear words and slang—the removal of which is intended to curb cyber-bullying—as well as pornography and nudity.

At the moment it's unclear exactly when this net-scrubbing software would be rolling out and whether or not it would include tablets, but it'd be sure to cripple a whole lot of phones with a pretty slim chance of being helpful. I mean these are tech-savvy teenagers we're talking about. They'll find a way. [Newsis via The Verge]

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