Censorship

Philippines Targets Cybersex, "Libelous" Speech

In the name of security, of course

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The government of the Philippines – which presides over a population that's a jewel in the Vatican crown – has passed a cybersecurity law which, among other things, outlaws cybersex.

That country's new "cybercrime act" – ostensibly a bill banning computer security attacks – also drops a maximum 12-year, no-parole prison sentence on anybody posting libelous comments on social network sites or blogs.