Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Oct 2011 15:22 UTC
Internet & Networking "BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin will be asked to offer customers the option to block adult content during subscription According to new measures to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron, online pornography watchers will have to place a special request with their Internet Service providers (ISPs) to watch pornographic or sexualised content online. The prime minister is holding a summit at No.10 today with 30 media and retail executives, including broadcasters, magazine editors, trade bodies and advertisers, said the Daily Mail. Cameron is expected to announce the crackdown after Mothers Union charity chief executive Reg Bailey submitted a report on the matter after six months of study." The fact that this can happen in Great Britain just goes to show how brittle concepts like freedom of speech really are. Where people in the Arab world fight for the kinds of freedom we have, we in the west just hand them over to extremists. Un-frakking-believable. Any British folk in here? How on earth did you guys let this happen?
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by SunOS on Tue 11th Oct 2011 16:01 UTC
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From what I've read this will only apply to new subscribers on an opt in/opt out basis, obviously that doesn't make it any better, nor does it give any indication of where blocks might be applied tomorrow but it's not being forced on every current internet subscription at present.

As for how did this happen? Unfortunately that's the typical state of matters in the UK, if the media doesn't cover it, no one is any the wiser.

One look at Cameron will tell you that his wife wears the trousers in their household and given their "oh so holy" attitude you can bet that she's right onboard with the whole Mother's Union, MumsNet crap.

Anyhow, total futile bullshit.

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