URL filtering: Globe blocks more suspected malicious sites

Globe Telecom Inc. continues to intensify its campaign against child pornography content and online gambling, with the blocking of more illegal sites this year.
The Ayala-led telco said it blocked 11,320 URLs and 502 domains hosting lewd content, as well as 194 domains of illegal gambling since the start of the year.
This brings to 3,975 the domains and 57,785 the URLs featuring child pornography that have been clamped down bt Globe since the launch of its #MakeITSafePH initiative in 2017.
Through the advocacy, Globe educates consumers on rampant cases of online sexual abuse and exploitation of children (OSAEC) and how they can protect minors from such risks.
In line with Republic Act 9775 or the Anti-Child Pornography Act of 2009, Globe has invested over $2.7 million in content filtering systems that block websites and imagery that promote child pornography, illegal gambling, and online piracy.
The law mandates all internet service providers such as Globe to install technology, programs, or software to ensure that access to or transmittal of child pornography will be blocked or filtered.
“Globe is strongly committed to helping address child pornography in the country, which has become a troubling societal issue. We actively support government efforts to curtail these illegal activities through site blocking, and education and awareness campaigns,” Globe Chief Privacy Officer Irish Salandanan-Almeida said.

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