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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RE[2]: The tabloids are happening
by firesock on Tue 23rd Jul 2013 18:32 UTC in reply to "RE: The tabloids are happening"
firesock
Member since:
2013-07-22

Oh it definitely is a step, but I don't think that's deliberate. Just 'moving the goalposts' or 'changing the context'. Like how we now point to mobile phone operators and say, well they block NSFW stuff and the world didn't end! (So not even the first step really)

So the same end result, but by way of slow shift instead of deliberate plan.

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Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Like how we now point to mobile phone operators and say, well they block NSFW stuff and the world didn't end! (So not even the first step really)

I just went to xvideos.com with my phone from my mobile connection. What do you mean that they block NSFW stuff?

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firesock Member since:
2013-07-22

I've had blocks on both http://oglaf.com/ (usually NSFW) and http://www.ma3comic.com/ (usually risque, sometimes NSFW) before.

It depends on operator you're with, but most major operators have implemented this. And you can get through by registering a few more details and leaving a credit card behind. (Some may even do this automatically, but I haven't come across any.) A database of porn users anyone?

It's already had some lovely wins of blocking charity and help sites.

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