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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The only way they can hope to block all porn if they only show white listed websites and even then someone will game the system to get porn onto a white listed site. Meanwhile the majority of the Internet will be blocked.
The other option would be to use a black listing system which will either
A. Have a very aggressive black listing system that will block lots of false positives while still letting in some porn
B. Have a less aggressive black listing system that will let in more porn while still blocking sites that are not pornographic

Also this will create a false sense of security for some UK parents who will believe they don't have to monitor what their kids are looking at online as closely as they used to. Will those parents be able to sue the Prime Minister (David Cameron) when their kids find porn online while the filters are turned on?

Edited 2013-07-23 05:34 UTC

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