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

22 Jun 2013   #1
A Guy

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

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Parental filters for pornographic content will come as a default setting for all homes in the UK by the end of 2013, says David Cameron's special advisor on preventing the sexualization and commercialization of childhood, Claire Perry MP.

Internet service providers (ISP) will be expected to provide filtering technology to new and existing customers with an emphasis on opting out, rather than opting in.
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24 Jun 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by the article
Access to pornographic images via peer-to-peer networks, sites like reddit and Imgur, and also to pornographic content created by young people themselves is unlikely to be affected by this initiative.
Cool. So they are hampering access to legitimate businness (pr0n is a legitimate businness) while still allowing the major pedo-pornography (and free porn) channels to work?

Congrats to them.

I also like statement like this
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the analogy I've used with these companies is, 'you've got yourself into a situation, by default, where you are peddling [pornography] to kids in a way that you never intended.'"
Ooh now let's outlaw cars because they can be used to commit any kind of evil crimes on children.
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24 Jun 2013   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Censorship in any shape, manner or form is my biggest pet peeve. There's nothing that gets me angrier than someone else deciding for me what I can and cannot read or see.
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25 Jun 2013   #4
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
just use OPERA browser -- enable TURBO and it has an inbuilt Icelandic Proxy -- even in UK blocked sites inc Pirate Bay are accessible.

While I don't condone easy access to Pornography -- it's not illegal and IMO PARENTS should be responsible for what their kids get up to not the state.

In any case now the UK seems to be going Bonkers blocking anything in sight -- they are now trying to block Football (Soccer) live streaming sites that operate quite LEGALLY in places like Sweden etc.

The UK will soon have more severe censorship than the PRC - People's Republic of China -- actually even when I was last in Shanghai I really didn't get too much trouble logging on to anything I wanted -- OK I know I was a Westerner and probably different rules apply -- but then the PRC never made the pretence that it was a totally free and democratic country anyway.

(Here's OPERA accessing TPB -- I'm currently using a Virgin Media site in the UK where TPB is Blocked when you use IE -- and all the standard proxies have been blocked too). Ensure the Turbo feature is enabled to access the built in proxy.

However there's NOTHING the UK Courts can do to shut down the Icelandic proxy built into opera.

There also is NOTHING ILLEGAL about using torrents -- it's what you DOWNLOAD determines whether the law is being broken. -- You might just as well charge FORD MOTOR CO for killing people every time there's a fatal traffic accident involving a Ford Car. - the fact that people use torrents for accessing certain material is nothing to do with it -- what ever happened to "Innocent until proved Guilty" -- obviously doesn't work in UK any more.

Cheers
jimbo


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25 Jun 2013   #5
indianacarnie

 

I have to go with the last three posts. Porn IS a legitimate business, even if not for everyone. I personally find the more "out there" gun/weapons sites to be "pornographic". Does that mean they will be blocked too? "Pornography", like most everything else, is a matter of taste and opinion. MY tastes and opinions are MINE and I expect nobody else to adhere to them.

Kudos for the reference to Opera browser (which is my browser of choice for years now)
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25 Jun 2013   #6
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Meh, whenever they pull the "think of the children" card it's when they are doing stuff for other reasons. I assume that once they get the system in place they will start adding more and more sites (they actually care more of) to the blacklists.

While we are talking of weapons... admittedly none seems to care about the abundance of info about DIY your own explosives and incendiaries. I guess blowing up and burning down stuff and people is better than seeing a bunch of naked females/males.
Make love not war!
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25 Jun 2013   #7
indianacarnie

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Meh, whenever they pull the "think of the children" card it's when they are doing stuff for other reasons. I assume that once they get the system in place they will start adding more and more sites (they actually care more of) to the blacklists.

While we are talking of weapons... admittedly none seems to care about the abundance of info about DIY your own explosives and incendiaries. I guess blowing up and burning down stuff and people is better than seeing a bunch of naked females/males.
Make love not war!
Exactly! Its the old "camels nose under the tent flap" scam, pretty soon EVERYTHING will be either white-listed or black-listed and guess who will decide which category sites will belong in? Sure won't be "us". And I would much rather look at a well rounded bottom than a well rounded weapons magazine anyday!
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26 Jun 2013   #8
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

We've been fighting exactly the same kind of rubbish legislation here in OZ.

And, for the time being, it looks like we're winning...


Wenda.
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26 Jun 2013   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

*Sigh* Sexualization of children. If they were truly concerned then it would be a multi-faceted approach covering ALL forms of media. Don't see that happening.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
We've been fighting exactly the same kind of rubbish legislation here in OZ.

And, for the time being, it looks like we're winning...


Wenda.
Ta ta Conroy
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26 Jun 2013   #10
Wenda

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32-bit; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (VM).
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
*Sigh* Sexualization of children. If they were truly concerned then it would be a multi-faceted approach covering ALL forms of media. Don't see that happening.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
We've been fighting exactly the same kind of rubbish legislation here in OZ.

And, for the time being, it looks like we're winning...


Wenda.
Ta ta Conroy

Egg-zackerly!


Wenda.
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