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[3]: Um?
by bowkota on Wed 12th Oct 2011 14:00 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Um?"
bowkota
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2011-10-12

Read more carefully. Adult content will be blocked - unless you specifically tell your ISP you want access to it.


Not entirely true.
the ISPs will simply tell parents who sign up for net access to either activate child-friendly protections or choose to disable the filters


http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/12/isps_refute_pron_restrictio...

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