Pakistan to distribute free Net Porn filters

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Pakistan is to issue free software to Net users to help them filter out porn. Pakistan Telecom, the country's national phone company, already blocks access to 1,800 or so "corrupt and evil" porn web sites at the ISP level.

According to the telecoms firm, approximately 60 per cent of Pakistan's one million Internet users visit porn sites. A recent proliferation of Internet cafes is also expanding the Net population, Reuters reports.

Pakistan is developing its own content filtering software and it will distribute the result free later this year by way of download from a government site. ®

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