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Legislature Considering Plan to Regulate Wireless Internet Hot Spots

Legislature Considering Plan to Regulate Wireless Internet Hot Spots

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Randall Jeppesen, KSL NewsradioA Utah legislative committee is trying to find ways to keep pornography away from children. The committee is looking at the idea of regulating wireless hot spots.

Ralph Yarro chairs the CP80 Foundation, a group aimed at making the Internet family friendly. He's one of the people behind the idea that if you have a wireless hot spot, you should take responsibility for who's using it. "Take a few seconds when installing a wireless to put your password on and keep that private," Yarrow says.

Yarro says many parents don't realize that a kid with a laptop can easily find a wireless hot spot and then surf the Internet for anything, including porn. "Once they are hooked and once they are interested, no filter will ever stop them," Yarrow explains.

Some groups that run large wireless hot spots say the burden to know who's looking at what content shouldn't fall on them.

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