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Windows 7: ISPs to include porn filters as default in the UK by 2014

27 Jun 2013   #11
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The sad thing is, the rationale they are using for this is the April Jones murders, stating that they found child pron on his computer. Fine, except that this is not going to do a jot to stop that. It's not like you can just go to Google and search for it.

We have had default content filtering here in the UK on mobile phones for many years. It's a PITA. Firstly, they block a ton of stuff that doesn't need to be blocked, such as MSN messenger, information about breast cancer, etc. It actually makes the internet on my phone basically unusable except when I'm on Wifi (which is not restricted as it's provided by my ISP). Secondly you can't actually remove it without a credit card (saying they need that to verify your age.) I would not be at all surprised if this ISP thing went the same way.

Don't get me wrong, I'm about to become a parent myself, and I appreciate that children need to be protected against these things, but surely it's my responsibility as a parent to decide what I do and don't want my children to see, not the states?.

This is just the whole Digital Britain content filtering thing all over again, except this time they are stating that it's to protect children to try and get less people to fight against it. How much do you want to bet that once it's in, other websites will be quietly added to the list? It's not like it will have to go back to Parliament to get it added, as the nature of these sites is that the ISPs will need to have the power to add new sites themselves on a daily basis.


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27 Jun 2013   #12
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

for the phone you could try Opera browser with its turbo boost feature as jimbo said in the third post.

Or the Orbot app, that routes your traffic though Tor anonimity network.
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