November 17, 2011

Pakistan Regulators make list of banned words for SMS

After rumours of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) imposing a ban on porn sites in the country, a new PTA letter floating online orders the imposition of a “system” to ban select words in mobile SMS messages. The Express Tribune reports.

quotemarksright.jpgUnder the scope of “Protection from Spam, Unsolicited, Fraudulent and Obnoxious Communication Regulations, 2009″, two extensive lists in English and Urdu have allegedly been compiled by the PTA.

There are 550 Urdu words and over 1000 English words, such as: Breast, Condom, Tongue, Deeper, Fairy, Hostage, Devil, Homosexual, Fingerfood...quotesmarksleft.jpg

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