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Submitted by PaPa-Slam 971d ago | news

Egypt prosecutor tells government to block online porn

Reuters: Egypt must block pornographic websites, its public prosecutor ordered on Wednesday, a move likely to be popular with resurgent religious conservatives, but eyed with suspicion by liberals who fear increasing censorship. (Web)

Bil  +   971d ago
Dude how come this news is tech related???
Speed-Racer  +   971d ago
If you have an issue with the story, please file it under the reports section.
gadgeek  +   971d ago
Oh so its not tech related... how are they going to block porn? With shipping containers? But one thing is clear, if this happens like it is happening in our country at the moment, VPN companies are in for a lot of Benjamin!
Speed-Racer  +   971d ago
@gadgeek - What I'm saying is that if a user is of the opinion that it's not tech related, then he should use the proper methods to report it. That's what the Lame option is for.
SilentNegotiator  +   970d ago
"Oh so its not tech related... how are they going to block porn?"

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
NewMonday  +   970d ago
this is political

Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud is a remnant of the old Mubarak system, a few weeks ago their were protests demanding his resignation after he let men who killed protesters at the start of revolution off the hook.

he can't be fired from his position, the new president tried re-appointing him somewhere else but the prosecutor refused.

this pointless move aims to take some of the heat off him by trying to appease conservatives in the public
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jony_dols  +   970d ago
And it begins; the ultra conservative Islamic undercurrent behind the Arab Spring is starting to rear it's ugly head....
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NewMonday  +   970d ago
the net is censored where I live, but the local big stores sell vouchers for programs that bypass filters

go figure
gadgeek  +   971d ago
@Racer-X I think its very much tech related. Internet is tech related :) was just expressing my views on internet censorship... :) nothing more
faizanshakyboy  +   971d ago
i think Admin of this site is not dumb, to differentiate b/w tech and non-tech news....
kingPoS  +   971d ago
This can be difficult task for Egypt to accomplish. Such content is not so easy to be rid of. I don't envy the admins who have to enforce this mandate.

For those with obscenely large HDD... it's a "Firesale" everything must go!!! So grab all that you can - while you can. lol
ZoyosJD  +   971d ago
I really don't see how its even remotely possible. The ability to instantaneously check every piece of content put on the web for pornographic content is absurd. Not to mention attempting to determine whats "porn" and whats "art".

Eventually everything would boil down to government controlled sites and there would still be plenty of ways around that. It's like trying to stop the rain.

Z-O-Y-O-S
chukamachine  +   971d ago
Don't tell anyone.

But religion is made up nonsense.
iNFAMOUZ1  +   970d ago
Speak for yourself, religion has saved my life from numerous suicide attempts and alot of other issues in my life.

It's not nonsense.
MEsoJD  +   970d ago
Although this is true, being blunt about it is not going to change believers.
p_bateman  +   970d ago
chukamachine is wright religion is basically people playing chinese whispers many years ago.

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