Posts Tagged ‘mobile phone companies to filter sms content a fulgurous action from pta’
Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is reportedly functioning on a mechanics under which mobile phone operators will trickle SMS articles for black listed keywords to be sure that SMS messages with bad language aren’t presented to (signified or unwitting) mobile phone users, stated sources at PTA headquarters.
Though the fact we have acquired is of prelude nature but we can affirm that a list of nearly 1,500 keywords (from both Urdu and English words) has been developed and sent to telecom companies to be permeated for any communication over SMS.
For the role a letter entitled: “Implementation – Content Filtering through SMS” is reportedly on it’s path for telecom companies.
From what it appears like, each and every SMS message will be filtered by mobile companies and will be returned to other party exclusively if it passes the filter list.
We’re still to get the authorized verifications from cellular companies and PTA, but the we have got this list of keywords, first distributed by Faisal Sabzwari over twitter, which mostly contains scurrilous words. Even Mr. Sabzwari was trembled by the list: