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Update Burger King has pulled a promotion handing out a million CDs containing software for kids ISP and portal kzuk.net over fears that it gives children access to pornography.

The CDs were handed out with fast food grub as part of a joint initiative between the two companies.

In a statement Burger King said: "Following a small number of customer concerns, Burger King has decided to withdraw the promotion."

But Medi@Invest PLC - the parent of kzuk.net - claims the whole thing has been blown out of all proportion and that the promo was scheduled to finish this week anyway.

"Isolated press comment has highlighted an individual consumer having difficulties regarding the installation," the company said.

"The effectiveness of the protective software is dependent on correct installation, with passwords, by an adult, as is specifically explained in the installation instructions."

The reason, it seems, lies with the Net Nanny filtering software that was bundled in with the Burger King CD, which gave kids access to hardcore porn - and even kiddie porn.

Net Nanny spokesman, Steve McLean, declined to comment specifically on the Burger King incident but stressed that Net Nanny is not aimed at kids.

"While Net Nanny Software develops Internet filtering products that are designed with children's safety in mind, we do not create our products for children's consumption.

"Our software is designed for parents. We make our lists 'open' so that parents and guardians have the type of flexibility that enables them to decide for themselves what content/sites their children will access while on the Internet.

"Because the software is obviously intended for, and marketed to parents, we are dismayed to hear that the software may find its way into the hands of children," he said.

kzuk.net said the promotion had attracted 1000 new users a week. ®

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