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News UK Government to delay age verification scheme launch 'indefinitely'

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 20 Jun 2019.

  1. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    True but that didn't convey exactly what i was talking about as child abuse comes in many forms.

    It follows, at least in my mind, because if what we're lead to believe that children are stumbling on pornographic materiel then surely the inverse is true, that adults could stumble on what had been previously blocked when they weren't using circumvention methods.

    That and people are naturally inquisitive so once they discover their circumvention method of choice allows them access to the darker parts of the internet and that it's untraceable some may go and investigate.
     
  2. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Ironically the infamous internet sh*tholes like 4chan, stormfr*** or the bay of pirates have pretty efficient moderation when it comes to that one thing even if they have no (or disturbing) standards otherwise.

    Untraceable? That never happens, even if they went out of their way to learn how to trawl the deepest corners of the dark web... untraceable is a myth.
     
  3. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I'm trying to follow, are you saying using a VPN could lead to people ending up on darker parts of the internet?

    I've used a VPN, essential for public networks, and i've never ended up down that rabbit hole.

    But as @Anfield says, if the authorities want to find out what you've been up to, untraceable we are not. It's just some things are easier to track than others.
     
  4. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    And why would someone even follow a path to darker parts of the internet in the first place when some of the absolute worst stuff is right there on plain old social media?

    Say for example someone was flirting with Nazi ideology... the end point of going down that particular rabbit hole would be watching live streams on FB rather than exploring the "darker parts" of the internet.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Some people yes, you don't end up down that rabbit hole because you're a sensible, rational, person.

    Not everyone is like you and i would guess there's some far more unsavory places than 4chan, stormfr*** or the bay of pirates, all of those contain (afaik) technically legal content, I'm making assumptions as i don't frequent those sorts of places but i would guess there's plenty of silkroad equivalents out there.
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    VPNs are essential for public networks.

    I'm just not a fan of cottonwooling the world.
     
  7. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    ...and then you have the likes of YouTube whose algorithms don't so much show you the rabbit hole but actively try and throw you down it.
     
  8. Anfield

    Anfield Well-Known Member

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    Or Facebook hosting a certain stream from New Zealand and being the home of entire grooming gangs, or all the sh*t that goes on on twitter, tumblr etc
     
  9. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Well that wasn't a complete waste of time, money and energy :rollingeyes:

    Someone should have told them it wasn't a practical or good solution beforehand... Oh right, they did but were ignored by confident idiots.
     
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  10. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    "We carn't does it, dems kids 'as got us beat." Tory party spokesman.
     
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