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News Ed Vaizey calls for mandatory filth filter

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 22 Dec 2010.

  1. DocWolfe

    DocWolfe New Member

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    No it's opt-in.
     
  2. DocWolfe

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    Sorry to make this clear - if you want porn then you have to opt-out.
     
  3. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    well anon claimed responsibility for for the DDOS attacks on the credit cards recently

    they also pursue the same attacks on Minecraft in the last month

    i would say they are illegal

    if a website helped teach terrorists attack things would you not want it removed?

    but then they also helped find the woman who put the cat in the bin didnt they?
     
  4. 1isnotanumber

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    Kids get switched on to soft porn at an early age - he should ban explicit music videos.
    While he is at it what about the late night "chat" channels on TV.
    What's to stop people torrenting files down anyhow ????
     
  5. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    opt-in ... opt-out ... it's the same either way you look at it. If you want it, you can have it, you just have to let your ISP know either way.

    Am I right?

    Big drama? No.
     
  6. Unknownsock

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    So I'm going to have to ring up my ISP to ask them to remove a filter so i can quite obviously watch pr0n.
    That's gonna be fun.
    This is wrong at so many levels.

    I never have and never will believe in censorship.
     
  7. shanky887614

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    the problem is not that they are filtering this, the problem is what they will do next, the internet is not owned by anyone, the internet is just a network of many millions of computers conected together and the only reason we pay for an internet conection is becasue its cheaper than running a cable to everywhere we want to accses

    ill repeat a coment from tomshardware

    a man goes to apply for a job he passes

    crb check: passed criminel record:passed p0rn check:failed
     
  8. huey2000

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    This is a very poor system being proposed by someone who clearly has no idea about what is already available to parents.

    I believe the responsibility should always lie with the parent and government policy should concentrate on educating parents rather than imposing blanket censorship on the entire nation.

    For people who take the time to learn how to protect their children online, many will know about net nanny software etc. There are also other systems such as 3rd party DNS servers (OpenDNS for example) who will provide this level of filtering with a free account. No only blocking porn but hatred websites, violence and any other website that the parent deems unacceptable for their child. Locking Google image and video search to strict filtering also dramatically reduces the risk of a child happening upon inappropriate content.

    A compromise for the government would perhaps be to ask ISP's to include these filtering options on their connection settings pages so customers could select whether they want the ISP to filter their content or not.
     
  9. Woodspoon

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    Surely they've got the idea the wrong way round?
    If you want your line filtered because of kids then phone your ISP for it, NOT phone your ISP if you want it un filtered.
    That way round would make more sense to me if you 100% absolutley had to have a filter.
    But filters are bad mmmmkay.
     
  10. eddtox

    eddtox Homo Interneticus

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    Fail. Censorship is bad, for so many reasons. The more of these stories come out, the more I want to start my own ISP.
     
  11. SaNdCrAwLeR

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    what happened to Parent Filter systems?

    either that or signing up with netnanny or other services?

    should the public in whole have to suffer with these blocks just because parents don't care to educate themselves enough to know how to make sure their kids don't "stumble upon" (see what I did there?) on these sites?

    however if a kid is able to unlock these, I'm pretty sure he's old enough to watch porn... or is at least... "in that age"
     
  12. Nutyy

    Nutyy Widden Palettes

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    I totally agree with you there apart from i didnt "See what you did there" :(
     
  13. TheUn4seen

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    This is the smartest and most accurate comment I have seen on bit-tech in a long time.
     
  14. Clarissa

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    I'm going to write to Ed Vaizey about this proposal, setting out reasons why it should be avoided. I'd also like to write to the various ISPs, does any body here know how I go about contacting these and, in particular, getting my letter through to the right person rather than just the customer service desk?
    Thanks
     
  15. leveller

    leveller Yeti Sports 2 - 2011 Champion!

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    I would prefer all porn to be banished to www.goatporn.XXX, and allow customers to request ISPs to restrict .XXX domains.
     
  16. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Isn't blocking porn the cause of the Egyptian riots?...
     
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