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15-Year-Old Computer Whiz Sends Pakistani Gov't a List of 780,000 Porn Sites to Censor

"He was aided by his friends whose names he wished not to share."

Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah, a 15-year-old Pakistani computer whiz, may be the only computer aficionado who wants internet censorship. The high school-aged activist may also be affiliated with the Pakistan hacker group Zombie_KSA, which has gone so far as to hack the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority's website, and the website of the Pakistani Supreme Court  in an effort to urge the government to restrict access to websites offering "adult" content.

The government decided to listen and sent out letters to Pakistanis soliciting requests for bans:

If there is any specific website that you wish to bring into the knowledge of PTA, it is requested that PTA may be informed of the same accordingly for further necessary action at our end.

In response, Abdullah has decided to turn himself into a one-man anti-porn vigilante. The International Herald Tribune picks up the story from here:

In a bid to aid the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in its ongoing efforts to block online porn in Pakistan, fifteen-year-old Ghazi Muhammad Abdullah has compiled and sent forward a list of 780,000 adult websites which he thinks should be blocked in Pakistan.[...]

Without revealing the specific selection process for the adult sites added to the list, Abdullah told ProPakistani that he was aided by his friends whose names he wished not to share.

In an ongoing clampdown on the internet, the judiciary and PTA have taken action against porn websites by blocking or banning access to over 13,000 sites in the country.

One can only wonder where he found the time or what his true motivations were. Was it simply the idealism of youth driving his mission forward or were religious aspects at play? The report does not indicate, but it could perhaps be a combination of both.

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