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British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking 311

Posted by samzenpus
from the no-more-rule-34 dept.
judgecorp writes "David Cameron, the British Prime Minister has promised that the UK's ISPs will be required to provide connections with 'porn blocking' filters switched on by default.. The public promise comes despite opposition from ISPs, and the near-universal acknowledgment that the system wouldn't work. Last week also saw the leak of a letter from the Department for Education which effectively told ISPs to lie — to implement their preferred 'active choice' system, and simply call it 'default-on'."
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British Prime Minister Promises Default On Porn Blocking

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  • by Joining Yet Again (2992179) on Monday July 22, 2013 @09:03AM (#44349389)
    ...because they will incidentally provide access to porn. See where this is going?

    Still, three cheers for the first enterprising foreign VPN company to offer free VPN services (ad-supported?). I anticipate approximately every single teen male in the UK becoming aware of it within a week of its launch.

    Also, the earlier Firehose articles were more complete (but that's Slashdot editors for ya): BBC News [bbc.co.uk] giving a good amount of political commentary, and technological implementation of the blocking by Twitter [guardian.co.uk].

  • All hail GLD (Score:5, Informative)

    by Inda (580031) <slash.20.inda@spamgourmet.com> on Monday July 22, 2013 @09:59AM (#44350147) Journal
    All hail our Glorious Leader Dave, saviour of the internet and all things just.

    Forget that he left his own child at a pub whilst out drinking. Forget that he failed to introduce plain cigarette packets. Forget that he failed to introduce minimum alcohol pricing. Forget that he failed to fix unemployment.

    All hail our Glorious Leader Dave.

    Forget he was a member of the Bullingdon Club. Forget he&#226;&#8364;(TM)s a u-turning dishonest clueless toff. Forget that the UK population did not vote him into power.

    All hail our Glorious Leader Dave.

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