In response to Paul Gumbel’s letter about porn (8/9), well, it is simple. We don’t live in China. Our government doesn’t censor the Internet, and never will. If they were to start doing so, who knows where they would stop?
There are already many tools you can use to keep kids from viewing Internet pornography. It is the parents’ responsibility to use these.
However, what the government could and should do is adopt the “.xxx” domain and require all porn to be on those, making it significantly easier for programs to adequately filter out the pornography to your standards.
Santa Monica, Calif., and Fairway