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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. Showerhead

    Showerhead New Member

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    So with the system kids can n o longer watch people having sex but are still able to view a video of someone being beaten to death with a hammer. Someones priorities are wrong i know which would be more disturbing fro a child.
     
  2. PlayedStation

    PlayedStation Possessed like an apostrophe

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    if it wasn't for my healthy addiction to porn as a teenager, i wouldnt be able to satisfy my girlfriend today
     
  3. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Guess I am going to have to phone my ISP and opt in then as my clan's website by all these thing's, I couldn't even access it on a mobile dongle or on my phone until I got the, under 18 block removed.

    While people will say the parent's should be stopping there kid's but sometimes it is unavoidable, especially when using google or something and you search for something that could be related to the porn industry such, as enlarge and bang you get nothing but 18+ websites coming up, so unless parent's are supposed to sit there and watch everything there kid's do it is almost impossible to avoid.

    I know my parent's were not bothered about me looking at porn when I was 10 year's old and upward's because they said I would soon be looking at it, in school during Biology class and other's that may teach about adult interaction's.

    I think to many people are trying to make changes to thing's for the sake of changing them simply because they can, I mean seriously what is next are we going to have to opt in to use search websites because they will show result's that may offend 0.00001% of the Earth's population.

    My Aunty will be thinking this is the best thing ever as she is one of those people who think women should be wearing turtle neck jumpers all day regardless of what, the weather is like and men should not be allowed to take there top's off in public.
     
  4. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Agreed.

    What are us blokes supposed to be mind readers on what women want all the time?
     
  5. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Opt in means you need to call them to turn the content blocking on... are you confused?
     
  6. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    I just saw the news. Finally some action in the right direction. Hope they keep it up serious, not just fancy stuff, but actually blocking the content.
     
  8. Ayrto

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    Blocking(censorship) shouldn't be the default. ISP filter lists and monitoring are the thin edge of the wedge. Should we get a more authoritarian govt in the future (think Tory majority), who's to say they won't want to make it mandatory and expand the scope to political blogs etc .

    I think many Parents will find that if they accept this layer, their connection will be slower and it'll block loads of unintended content. No gamer in their right mind is going to want to risk increased latency from another layer, when many ISPs already traffic shape the hell out of connections at peak times here in the UK.

    This is a well put together piece on the situation , well worth a read imho:

    http://www.slightlyrightofcentre.com/2011/02/i-dont-need-to-defend-porn-to-fight-uk.html
     
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  9. Aracos

    Aracos New Member

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    Just another reason why parents should act more like bloody parents. A quick google of "block adult content" will provide all the information they need, but no instead the government must do it for them, I can't wait for websites that feature no porn to be blocked, hopefully people will fight against it.

    I just feel this is treating adults like children and children like babies.
     
  10. gabe777

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    I really hope they offer cash rewards for anyone showing how to circumvent it.

    At say, £100 a pop, I'll be a frickin millionaire by Xmas !!!

    Are they going to stop you using SSL access to Rapidshare search sites etc., or Secure Tunnellling to newsgroups or any anonymising proxies ?

    BT often try to restrict access to rapishare, but sticking an "s" after the HTTP in the URL, and you're straight through.

    Dumb asses.
     
  11. gabe777

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    And, what about youtube.. plenty of porn on there... google images ? Are they gonna block every site that has a woman's body on it... or a man's ?

    Not gonna work.

    And if you think it WILL work, your'e left with a false sense of security. It can only work with a layer of other measures, as listed in the posts here.

    There are already proxys on the net, that are aimed at kids at school who want to get around the school's "security". Every step taken by the ISP to make it harder, they'll be a dozen sites out there, making it easier !!!
     
  12. delriogw

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    you all seem to be missing the point here.

    you're saying it's up to the parents, but it's the parents that have asked the government for help in this matter. they haven't come up with it on their own just to pee everyone off. they were approached by mums.
     
  13. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    What? Disgraceful! How do I get my vintage art now?!
     
  14. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    Surely this will reintroduce children to the joys of finding stray grumble mags in hedges and behind park benches.
     
  15. Woodspoon

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    THIS ARTICLE IS WRONG AND NEEDS TO BE UPDATED.

    The ISP's have said that new and existing customers will have to OPT IN TO HAVE CONTENT FILTERED and that making it an opt out of filtering was too much and boarder line illegal.
     
  16. Nutyy

    Nutyy Widden Palettes

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    Sadly i was unable to view this article because its URL contained an indecent use of vocabulary :)

    /Sarcasm
     
  17. r3loaded

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    An opt-out (as in opt-out of the filtering system) is a bad idea - people will phone up and complain that their (non-porn) site appeared on the block list, please can they be opted out?

    Then the ISPs will compile a "dirty *******s" database of everyone who's opted out (I wouldn't be surprised if it was titled as such).

    Then some idiot employee will lose the database on an unencrypted USB drive or on a publicly-accessible server, and the Anonymous/LulzSec types will have a field day with the data.
     
  18. braincake

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    what i want to know is what is wrong about porn, seriously, are they going to block access to art galleries and churches to . they both have pictures of naked people
     
  19. Ayrto

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    Which is an important distinction they've made, if true. However, all the other points made in http://www.slightlyrightofcentre.com/2011/02/i-dont-need-to-defend-porn-to-fight-uk.html are still valid. Like who is going to pay for this unwanted sh!t? Will our bills rise?
     
  20. StingLikeABee

    StingLikeABee New Member

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    Wholeheartedly agree with you on every point there. This could be a very useful tool for any parent who is concerned about their children accessing porn. I don't see the problem with opt in as opposed to opt out either. The only problem I could imagine is a few red faces from people who are forced to opt in to porn viewing:hehe:
     
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