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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RE[2]: Um?
by boofar on Tue 11th Oct 2011 16:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Um?"
boofar
Member since:
2008-04-23

Consider this:
A leaked list of subscribers who have opted out (or neglected to opt out) of the ability to access porn is not very interesting. On the other hand, a similar list of people who have opted *in* would be real juicy stuff. I wonder who you could find on that list. Politicians? Memebers of the "Mothers Union"? I wonder what your tabloid press would be willing to pay for something like that...

(edit: typo)

Edited 2011-10-11 16:11 UTC

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RE[3]: Um?
by Vanders on Tue 11th Oct 2011 16:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Um?"
Vanders Member since:
2005-07-06

If that sort of information was easily available and interesting, we'd already have seen leaked proxy logs, or leaked telephone bills showing who called expensive sex lines. Except we haven't.

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RE[4]: Um?
by Kivada on Tue 11th Oct 2011 16:57 in reply to "RE[3]: Um?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

If that sort of information was easily available and interesting, we'd already have seen leaked proxy logs, or leaked telephone bills showing who called expensive sex lines. Except we haven't.


Thats because this isn't 1970, nobody of any importance or wealth is going to waste time and money on a POS phone sex line when they can just as easily find an "escort" or "massage" online.

Blocking porn will also block these sites. Then again, what if they find that they're into tentacle guro hentai or are into water bondage or I dunno, milk enemas. Theres far weirder stuff then that these days because, lets be honest with ourselves, humans are nasty, creepy and horny critters that can get off to damn near anything.

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RE[4]: Um?
by boofar on Tue 11th Oct 2011 17:01 in reply to "RE[3]: Um?"
boofar Member since:
2008-04-23

The proxy logs probably wouldn't tell you much unless you can map ip-addesses to subscribers. The telephone bills are interesting, though. Seriously, why aren't they leaked? Any ideas?

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RE[3]: Um?
by sagum on Tue 11th Oct 2011 16:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Um?"
sagum Member since:
2006-01-23

Consider this:
A leaked list of subscribers who have opted out (or neglected to opt out) of the ability to access porn is not very interesting. On the other hand, a similar list of people who have opted *in* would be real juicy stuff. I wonder who you could find on that list. Politicians? Memebers of the "Mothers Union"? I wonder what your tabloid press would be willing to pay for something like that...

(edit: typo)



To be honest, if they opt in to access the internet .. or rather parts of it, then they're removed from the filtering system so your account or logs of sites you visit shouldn't be there anymore.

What I'd be more interested in is the logs of the blocked site that members of the mother's union, cameron etc have tried to access. These logs will have to be kept so to prove that the filtering system works. I'm sure that'll get leaked soon enough.

Edited 2011-10-11 16:46 UTC

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