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Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM to announce

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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 07:42 AM
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Then an Opt out system should have been implemented, I don't have kids near my computer why should I be be forced to tell the government what I want to see on my computer?
Don't blame the all adults because people fail to teach their own kids about internet safety and fail to protect their PCs.
You know that this list will be used by the police when someone gets raped, they will look at all the internet users who have opted to watch porn..is this ok with you? It isn't with me I don't want the police knocking on my door just because I like boobies.
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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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"Too far, too far"

Yes I suppose I agree, shouldn't really be lowering the tone of the thread.

What really is too far however is the absurdity of trying to ban porn on the internet!

Where does it stop? The answer is nowhere, give these halfwits an inch and they will take a mile, and yours, mine and everyone else's freedom is well within that mile!
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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 07:59 AM
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Pornography has been part of human civilisation since we learnt to draw. It's always been at the forefront of new media, whether it came to print, TV and video and nowv the Internet. We are almost harking back to the moral Puritanism days of old. People in the UK don't need anymore sexual repression. It's this prudish attitude towards sex which means we have the highest rate of teenage mothers in Western Europe.
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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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I know that installing software to filter porn is fine. However, what happens is that some little smartie will come along with a way round it, show their mates and I think my computer is filtered but a way around it has happened. I am embarrassed to say that my computer skills are not bang up to date and kids today using the net are, they know every trick in the book.

Parenting is never 24/7 and do you really want to criticize people who want to protect their children from something that is part of the adult world and porn can come under a very wide umbrella - where do you put snuff movies?

I know this is also about an issue of freedom but, in the light of Snowden that 'right' has already been eroded and this will simply be used by our draconian POBs to spy and profile people even more.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:06 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

One question: are pornographic magazines and books freely available in the stores to anyone?

PS: I didn't read all the thread, sorry if this has already been talked about.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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I imagine it depends on the country you live and i'm sure there is an age requirement.

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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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I'm pretty sure you can still buy magazines on the 'top shelf' , but I wouldn't know since the Internet came around.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:09 AM
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So you think there are no ways around a government implemented filter? Sorry but they are just as easy to get around. Even in heavily filtered networks like China or North Korea people get around it and their government REALLY know what they're doing when it comes to censorship.

'Parenting is never 24/7 and do you really want to criticize people who want to protect their children'

But it is not people wanting to protect THEIR children, it's people asking the GOVERNMENT to protect THEIR children.

' in the light of Snowden that 'right' has already been eroded and this will simply be used by our draconian POBs to spy and profile people even more. '

Exactly, we don't need more spying on our citizens, there is plenty of it already and implementing a filter on this scale will only broaden it's potential misuse.

This has far bigger implications than most people can imagine. What is considered 'adult content'? Does that include tabloids who report which celebrity is wearing the lowest cut top this week? Who is sunbathing topless on which beach?

The lines are very very grey on this one and from a law perspective this will be very VERY hard to implement, if it will happen at all.

It is far easier and effective for parents to do their own filtering. The budget for this could be potentially roofless with the amount of work and constant monitoring required.

The only ones that will be happy is OFCOM because no doubt they will receive a massive budget increase.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:14 AM
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What's absurd is how little Jimmy can learn how to make home made explosive, but god forbid he set his eyes on a naked female in all her natural beauty, having sex. WTF?



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:15 AM
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I don't see this as a 'freedom of privacy issue' because our privacy has gone, its been slyly taken from us for some time now. Watching RT even the Germans have been spying on their people and that is almost a taboo for them so we all know its within every government's scope.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:19 AM
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Originally posted by Samuelis
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What's absurd is how little Jimmy can learn how to make home made explosive, but god forbid he set his eyes on a naked female in all her natural beauty, having sex. WTF?


Yes the hypocrisy is rather silly and also frightening.

The agenda behind it however is totalitarian in nature and self serving to say the least!

Its easy for anyone with half a brain to see that total control is there end game even if they do remove our freedoms in small portions, a little bit at a time, once its gone its gone! LoL

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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:22 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


Originally posted by andy06shake
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I imagine it depends on the country you live and i'm sure there is an age requirement.

In this case it looks like the country is the UK.

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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I am in the U.K and porn is blocked from my internet unless i activate hotspot shield and problem solved in seconds.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:25 AM
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Then yes you can still buy porn mag's form Newsagents that stock said material if you are over 18 years of age.

Broadband kind of makes the process redundant through! LoL


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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:26 AM
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What ISP do you use?



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:34 AM
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Three UK it is a mobile internet i just tether it to my pc.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:40 AM
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My mobile provider is also with Three, be thankful they don't hit you with tethering charges! LoL

As you have already stated a VPN(Virtual Private Network) or a proxy is the solution.
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posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:41 AM
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If you have to rely on the government to teach your kids about life and what is right or wrong, I think there's a pretty good chance you're not doing the best job at parenting. Plus, I always respected my dad more than my mom because my mom would just say "thats wrong, here's some punishment" whereas my dad would talk to me about why things were wrong and listen to my side of things and even though he would deal out punishment from time to time (like any parent would), I tended to disobey him less because I felt worse about disappointing him than I was scared of being punished.



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:45 AM
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How completely ridiculous.

Block porn but leave in all the other negative things on the internet alone!

Total madness and will only lead to more moronic down the road.

How are they are going to block porn anyway? Will they be blocking torrents too? or just legal online stores and sites?

What a waste of time and money.

Also love the irony -> its the wankers in parliament making this decision not the ones at home :p



posted on Jul, 22 2013 @ 08:53 AM
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God forbid! People think jerking off is a crime against humanity...



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