Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

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- South Africa's three cellular network operators have signed a code of conduct to protect users from junk mail on their cellphones and to try to prevent children from accessing pornography on their handsets. Vodacom, MTN and Cell C signed the code yesterday, although they admit that there are no technologies available to prevent inquisitive youngsters from accessing adult material by using a cellphone to browse the internet. The code is just a first step to protect the reputation of the industry. The operators said that by committing themselves to the code, they would be taking "reasonable steps" to govern content delivery.