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News Porn to be opt-in only with UK's biggest ISPs

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 11 Oct 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Oh for ****s sake.

    It is not up to the government, or ISP's, to stop kids looking at porn, it's up to the goddamn parents.

    What next, not allowing anyone not accredited as a reseller being able to buy components?

    Children are the responsibility of the goddamn parents, not the government. Cameron should be worrying about bigger **** than little Johnny browsing some porn.
     
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  3. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    Jesus, what a joke. I can't say I've been scarred for life by seeing some porn, can you?
     
  4. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I don't even recall looking online for my first porn experience. I do believe I bought magazines from a newsagents.
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    and who decides what gets blocked?
     
  6. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    This.
     
  7. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    To be honest, this doesn't bother me too much. As long as the black list doesn't have any sites on it that aren't porno websites or impact your net connection in any other way.

    Its hard for parents to police what their kids are looking up on the net 24/7. "its up to the parents you say" - well, this is an easy way for the parents to decide, as they are the ones that sign the bills.
     
  8. mongpong

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    Won't stop them looking at stuff on the mobile though!
     
  9. mongpong

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    ...which is a good thing. finding porn is a learning experience for kids - i agree that it is now very easily available to them but whats the big deal? It's just humans having sex.
     
  10. Sketchee

    Sketchee Suddenly, looters! Hundreds of 'em!

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    I see this being exactly the same as mobile broadband restricted viewing. It's compulsory opt-in as it always ends up with non-explicit websites being blocked.
     
  11. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Surely parents look at porn too?
     
  12. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Queue a massive porn catalogue being put on home computers before the block goes on. Heh.

    The PC Pro details are quite interesting, thankfully with BT it's new customers only.
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    My issue is that it is "opt-in" not "opt-out".

    This day and age, if it has to be optional, it should be opt-in. Someone, somewhere, who is paid more than their job is worth will decide something offends them that won't necessarily offend anyone else, and add it to the blacklist.

    That decision shouldn't then be enforced on anyone who doesn't want it to be - The hassle of opting in or out should always fall to those who want to opt into a program, not those who want to opt out.

    Given what a nightmare it is to contact BT at the best of times, I doubt this will end well for BT customers.
     
  14. loftie

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    Can't see them blocking Google image search with filters off. At the end of the day, the system should be Opt -in, not opt out. If parents are that concerned with what their kids see, they'd see this on the options page and tick it. And I agree, who decides what's to be blocked or not?

    ( . ) ( . ) - See that? Those are Ascii bewbs, that's porn right there. I've just got Bit-Tech blocked! o_O
     
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    I want to see the need to unlock certain types of porn, that would be cool, especially if you have to phone in, or better yet, go to a store in town or something. "So do you want the standard, occasionally kinky, or the full-on WTF! pack"

    Absolute balls though, just so parents can shove a computer in their kids bedroom to keep them out the way, what a waste of time.
     
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  16. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    O2 already does this. Not just to porn sites either. I have had a block pop up on my phone to websites that are not related to porn at all, just to stuff that o2 have deemed to contain 'adult content'
     
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    some mobile networks default block access to porn sites, you need to use a credit card to prove your over 18 to view them on a mobile...
     
  18. yassarikhan786

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    Restricting access to such material will make children more curious and how will the ISP's decide what is considered porn and what is not? There are websites which are "child-friendly" but have options to turn the protection off. And as most people have said it should be up to the Parents to handle such issues. For example you can stop children from browsing the web in isolation and only give them access when you have an opportunity to keep an eye on them.
     
  19. David_Fitzy

    David_Fitzy I modded a keyboard once....

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    Just wait till the MPAA RIAA start asking to use this system against terrorism...... urrrr I mean piracy (always get those mixed up :rolleyes: )

    And on top of all that it won't work, a few online methods it's beatable by; VPNs, Proxies/Anonymizers/TOR, Incomplete blacklists, P2P filesharing, etc even dropbox. Add in offline methods and the list is endless.
     
  20. Spuzzell

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    Seems fair enough to me, so long as the implementation isn't hamfisted.

    A simple pin password being required to view network level blacklisted sites would be ideal.

    @liratheal - there's no difference between the government requiring someone to be an adult to buy porn in a shop and the government requiring someone to be an adult to view porn on the net.

    If parents want to enable their children to see stuff, then the parents can choose to give out the pin. This system empowers parents.. the choice would be theirs, not their childrens.

    As an aside, yes porn can adversely affect children. Ask any child psychiatrist.
     
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