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Porn on cell phones
Posted: 20-Feb-2005 [Source: Kansas.com]

[To 'filter' or 'not to filter' was the discussion at 3GSM as operators struggle with how to handle pornography on cell phones.]

By Laurence Frost, AP, Cannes, France -- "Wireless companies are under pressure to police the services they carry amid mounting concern that today's increasingly versatile cell phones can be gateways to a lot more than football highlights and pop videos.

As governments and parent groups wake up to the problems posed by an expected global boom in mobile pornography and gambling, a few operators are taking action to restrict such content to over-18s.

"We've learned from fixed-line (Internet) that if you leave it too late the genie gets out of the bottle," said Al Russell, head of content services for Vodafone UK."

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