Cambodia says no thanks to 3G porn

According to an AP article posted in SiliconValley.com, “Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday banned the latest generation of mobile phone services in Cambodia to curb the dissemination of pornography.” Of course 3G provides essentially broadband speeds to mobile devices making them capable of displaying high-quality video and images in the privacy of your own pocket.

The prime minister’s wife launch the call for consideration stating in a petition the the obscene images present “gravely negative consequences for social morality” and could increase the “sexual exploitation of women and children and other vices that would cast our society as a very dark one.”

Prime Minister Hun Sen agreed with his wife stating that while Cambodia is still unable to cope with pornography on the Internet, “how can we go for video phones?”

“Maybe we can wait for another 10 years or so until we have done enough to strengthen the morality of our society,” he said.

My point is not one of prudishness, but suggesting, like Cambodia’s PM, that we stop and think about what we really want. Really want.

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