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Students develop antiporn app to censor internet for children

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, June 14, 2016  /  01:49 pm
Students develop antiporn app to censor internet for children

Children play games at an internet cafe in Tangerang, Banten, on May 17. (Antara/Lucky R)

A team of students from the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) has developed an antipornography application to help monitor internet usage among children.

The app can be used in internet cafes where children often gather to play online games, one of the members of the team, Yuandri Trisaputra, said on Tuesday.

"Its use will ease monitoring and prevent pornographic content being accessed by the public, especially children and teenagers," he said as quoted by Antara news agency.

Yuandri developed the app with friends Ilham Setyabudi and Gusti Bima Marlawanto. The three are eighth semester students from the state university’s computing, mathematics and science department.

The antiporn app, which was launched three months ago, automatically censors online content, including text and images, in browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Opera. Users simply need to download the app from, Yuandri said.

Once the app is installed on a computer, it will automatically censor text or images considered pornographic.

"For text, stars will show up on the screen, while images will be automatically changed into cartoon images," he said.

The three students used a corpus of 199 Indonesian, Javanese and English words to indicate pornographic content. The team is perfecting the app by adding more words to achieve complete censorship of pornographic content. (rin)

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