Egypt works to pull the plug on online porn

Egypt is the latest country to attempt censorship of online pornography. According to Reuters, a public prosecutor pronounced yesterday that all porn Web sites must be blocked.
The government must “take the necessary measures to block any corrupt or corrupting pornographic pictures or scenes inconsistent with the values and traditions of the Egyptian people and the higher interests of the state,” prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud said, according to Reuters.

Apparently, Mahmoud’s order was following up on a 2009 court ruling that also deemed porn sites be banned. According to Reuters,…

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