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Germany tops the charts for porn webpages

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 July, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 July, 2004, 12:00am
 

Hong Kong has the lowest number of pornographic webpages in Greater China, according to a survey of 100 countries.

Research firm Secure Computing counted 46 million pornographic pages in the nations studied, which excluded the United States.

Germany topped the charts with more than 10 million pages.

Hong Kong, ranked the lowest in Greater China with only 17,000 pages. China had 27,400 and Taiwan had 81,600. Some Asian countries, including Nepal, Vietnam and Bhutan, registered no pages.

The study examined pornographic webpages by country suffixes such as .hk for Hong Kong and .jp for Japan.

Secure Computing senior vice-president of product development Mike Gallagher said: 'Pages of commercial pornography, like spam, continue not only to grow at an alarming rate but to spread to new countries as they join the internet.

'These millions of pages of pornography may create serious liability and productivity problems for employers around the world.'

Britain had the second-highest number of porn pages with 8.5 million, with Australia holding the No3 position in the survey's Top 10 with 5.7 million.

Surprisingly, the tiny Pacific island of Nuie had almost three million pages, making it fourth on the list.

Japan is ranked fifth with 2.7 million pages, followed by the Netherlands with 1.9 million, Russia with 1.08 million, Poland with 1.05 million, Spain with 852,800 and Nuie's Pacific neighbour, Tonga, with 848,800.

Secure Computing said it found the 46 million pages of pornography contained in the SmartFilter database - the firm's internet tracking software - were overwhelmingly concentrated in two regions, Europe and the Pacific.

There were 28 million pages in European domains, and Australia and islands in the Pacific accounted for 12 million pages. Asia was in third place, accounting for three million pages. Internet pornography was scant in African domains and almost non-existent in Middle Eastern domains, the group said.

The only Arab country domain in the database to host any pornography was Libya.

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