Anti Internet porn industry taking off in India

I was amused to read over the weekend that the increasing volume of porn on the Internet has gone down like a lead balloon in India, where the market for anti-porn software has tripled in just three years.

According to Indian newswire reports, Indian parents have become so concerned about the tidal wave of adult content accessible on their kids' computers and mobile phones that they are spending freely on protective systems and software.

Companies are also getting concerned, mainly because a large number of Indian companies now use the Net to communicate.

One newswire quotes insiders in the filtering software industry as saying that more than 40 major corporates in the country have installed anti-porn software in the past six months.

The problem for companies isn't moral, but financial - many companies, it seems, are worried about malware being downloaded to their networks, resulting in client information leaking out.

And, according to Indian newswires, search engines are taking 68 million porno requests a day - 25 per cent of all search engine activity!

What with all the pirate movies and music downloads, it seems that there aren't that many users of the `normal' Internet left...