The U.K. division of the Web portal company Yahoo has updated its instant-messaging chat service software to disallow access to adult Yahoo chat rooms, or Yahoo Clubs as they are called, that are located in the U.S.
"It's not 'blocking' access per say. Users can still obviously access U.S. chat through Yahoo's U.S. chat site. As part of our general push to localize content, we are also attacking the problem of undesirable content globally. It's part of our constant evaluation of our service," said Sue Jackson, a spokeswoman for Yahoo UK.