Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Jul 2013 15:21 UTC
Internet & Networking "Every household in Britain connected to the internet will be obliged to declare whether they want to maintain access to online pornography, David Cameron will announce on Monday." And so, the UK nanny state turns to straight up censorship. Let's look at some of the authoritarian policies that David Cameron wishes to enact.
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"welcome to the New World Order "
by MrMysteryGuest on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 14:01 UTC
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Pornography is not inherently a bad thing, the pornography industry has in the past been partially responsible for the development of key multimedia and entertainment technology, all of which are used in mainline entertainment now.

This is once again about control of the internet and the observation of the public's actions.

It wont work. It will be abused by the state.

OpenDNS already operate a family safe DNS settings - the simplest solution would be for the default DNS of ISP's to mirror that solution and for others to change the DNS look ups they use.

What causes me concern is the following lines(in the linked article)
"The intention is to introduce the system, which uses a Microsoft-developed industry standard called PhotoDNA, this year if possible"

So a founding organisation of PRISM will effectively be in control of what images we see online.

It also appears that running a VPS with a squid based web proxy or VPN will bypass this pathetic attempt of censorship.

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