Feeds

South Korea posts sex offenders list on Net

Been pretty popular

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Power of One eBook: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The decision by the South Korean government to post the names of sex offenders on an official Web site has proved popular with Internet users.

The names and whereabouts of 169 rapists and child molesters have been put on the Commission of Youth Protection's site at www.youth.go.kr. However it has fallen short of the American approach which provides addresses and pictures on a searchable database.

The site has proved enormously popular and was brought down very quickly - it seems to be up at the moment. It's not very interesting to be honest but then the decision by the government - which rarely if ever discusses such topics - is a peculiar one.

Apparently it was inspired by similar programmes over here in the West. Not in Britain it wasn't though after our swift effort at naming and shaming ended in paediatricians being attacked by rampaging hags and their revolting, brainwashed kids.

The details will remain on the site for six months and then be pulled but women's groups are saying that will copy the list and post it on their own sites. With half of South Koreans on the Net, the effect may be a strong one.

Oddly though, when we asked the South Korean embassy in London for a comment on the site and fears of vigilantes etc, they seemed unaware of it. A spokesman felt the site wasn't a government site. We assured him it was, but as yet there is no further comment. ®

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Too many IT conferences to cover? MICROSOFT to the RESCUE!
Yet more word of cuts emerges from Redmond
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.