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Home Office website links to porn


The Home Office has removed a link on its website which pointed to a Japanese sexual services site.

The Home Office has removed a link from its website after being alerted by the BBC that it linked to what appeared to be a Japanese pornography site.

The link was on a page providing information about the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism.

A link - that was supposed to go to a body called the Technical Advisory Board - actually went to a porn site.

The Home Office said that the site it was linking to had become defunct and been bought by a different company.

Rory C-J
I contacted the Home Office press office, and provided them with the first news of this embarrassing glitch
Rory Cellan-Jones

A Home Office spokeswoman said there would be an investigation into the matter.

The link was spotted by Mike Riley, who was trying to find out about new regulations that come in today, which oblige internet service providers to store details of user e-mails and internet phone calls.

He contacted the BBC after visiting the Home Office website and noticing the link to the Japanese site.

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