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[6]: Wish They Did That Here
by MOS6510 on Wed 24th Jul 2013 12:09 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Wish They Did That Here"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I imagine parents taking care of their children, even though most probably aren't very good at it.

If the government censors porn parents would still have to take care of their children. The porn censoring just adds a false sense of security. Not all porn can be censored and xxx stuff can still be send by email or via IM, webcams.

Everybody is trying to stop child porn and that's still around. You can't kill/stop it, so how can you stop porn that isn't illegal?

Porn blocking will just make a lot of parents believe that the Internet suddenly has become safe and they don't need to do anything. If something happens they'll point at the government and the government will point back.

It's a lot of hassle and it's making things more complicated. Leave porn blocking to the parents. Let them choose how to handle it.

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RE[7]: Wish They Did That Here
by Kochise on Wed 24th Jul 2013 13:33 in reply to "RE[6]: Wish They Did That Here"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Will they know how to ?

Kochise

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RE[8]: Wish They Did That Here
by MOS6510 on Wed 24th Jul 2013 13:35 in reply to "RE[7]: Wish They Did That Here"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Most probably not, but it's easier for the government and ISPs to put up a webpage explaining it that it is to filter an entire nation.

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