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Originally posted by Eidolon23
UK to Censor Esoteric Websites
(visit the link for the full news article)
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has recently set large segments of the world up in arms by deciding to set up a country-wide firewall that will block access to pornography unless citizens opt out. (Similar measures were tried earlier across the EU and summarily thrown out.) But the block apparently won’t be limited to porn: ISPs will also be forced to block violent material, extremist sites, pro-anorexia and pro-suicide sites, alcohol, smoking, web forums (?!) and even… esoteric material.
Originally posted by Ameilia
reply to post by Eidolon23
Well, I make a living writing about esoteric stuff and about 12% of my business comes from the UK. Obviously people in the UK are interested in these things.
The pornography filtering system praised by David Cameron is controlled by the controversial Chinese company Huawei, the BBC has learned.
UK-based employees at the firm are able to decide which sites TalkTalk's net filtering service blocks. Politicians in both the UK and US have raised concerns about alleged close ties between Huawei and the Chinese government.
The company says the worries are without foundation and prejudiced. On Monday the Prime Minister said TalkTalk had shown "great leadership" in setting up its system, Homesafe, which it has offered to customers since 2011. TalkTalk told the BBC it was comfortable with its relationship with Huawei, and that the service was very popular.
Originally posted by TKDRL
Hate to say I told ya so....... Crap like this always happens, allow them to censor an inch, and they will censor a mile. You should in theory be able to get around it using the TOR browser bundle, people in china, iran, etc use it to get around their stupid censorship policies.
You can have my necronomicon when you pry it from my cold dead Lich claws!!!!!!
Originally posted by DAZ21
reply to post by Lunarian
Also we are to have modesty bags to cover up inappropriate material (girls in bikinis) on all magazines containing the material.
What next, modesty bags for women on the beaches?
This country is rapidly falling into dystopia.
Originally posted by MDDoxs
Pirate radio anyone?
Where there is objection, there will be a way....hopefullyedit on 29-7-2013 by MDDoxs because: (no reason given)
The recent porn block in the UK has Andrews and Arnold saying that if you want internet censorship, you should “move to North Korea.”
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