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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Wish They Did That Here
by im_herb on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 16:37 UTC
im_herb
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2013-04-08

Its not like they're telling folks they can't have it, and I think its a good thing to have it blocked by default. I have several teenage sons, and porn has been a problem and a blight in too much of our lives, not to mention our society.

Pornography is a scourge and a pestilence.

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RE: Wish They Did That Here
by WereCatf on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 16:55 in reply to "Wish They Did That Here"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Its not like they're telling folks they can't have it, and I think its a good thing to have it blocked by default. I have several teenage sons, and porn has been a problem


How, exactly, is porn a problem for you, then? Sexuality is inherently natural and absolutely nothing to be ashamed of and definitely not something you can just lock in the closet and run away from; teenagers want to and will find ways of experimenting and learning about their own bodies and their sexual feelings and seeing as how few outlets they have for that, how our society seems to consider sexuality altogether something abhorring what other choices do they really have other than porn or actually going out and doing it with random people?

Edited 2013-07-23 16:56 UTC

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RE[2]: Wish They Did That Here
by MOS6510 on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 18:23 in reply to "RE: Wish They Did That Here"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I kind of doubt porn is in any way a realistic representation of how real sex takes place.

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RE: Wish They Did That Here
by daedalus on Wed 24th Jul 2013 10:10 in reply to "Wish They Did That Here"
daedalus Member since:
2011-01-14

If porn is such a problem for you and your family, why not just opt into a scheme which blocks that sort of content? OpenDNS or something similar, as someone else mentioned. The end result is the same, but you don't have this worrying move towards total censorship.

There have been discussions in Ireland over whether this sort of thing will be brought in over here. already they censor such sites as TPB, and like sheep, we tend to follow the UK in many aspects of law.

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