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#61 theyarecomingforyou

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:48

The decision to use porn filters should not be made for you. Instead, when you sign up for an ISP you should be required to select your preference. While I can understand the desire to protect children from unwittingly accessing porn I feel it creates a dangerous precedent to start filtering it by default. I mean, why stop there? Children are subjected to violent imagery online, so perhaps access to trailers for video games and movies should also be restricted by default. Gambling can be addictive, so maybe people should have to opt-in to access it.

 

Further, as has already touched upon, the depiction of women in tabloids like the Daily Mail is just as damaging as porn itself, as is the banality of what is considered "news". I'd rather allow porn and block the Daily Mail to be perfectly honest.




#62 Gaffney

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 11:58

Clearly not being done to protect Children, the Government is progressively getting control of the internet. They have already tested the water with the Pirate bay, blocking a massive site due to violations of the law. Now they are stepping it up to block/restrict access to websites in the 'public's interest'. Who knows how far they will go.



#63 Axel

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:00

I suspect between now and then the VPN business is going to boom.  Lot's of money to be made!



#64 vetFourjays

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 12:03

^ Don't blame all parents for the actions of crusading newspapers and brainless politicians.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't mean all parents. It may not even be a majority. I've read comments from several parents on Neowin before that prove it isn't all parents.



#65 Javik

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 13:49

Clearly not being done to protect Children, the Government is progressively getting control of the internet. They have already tested the water with the Pirate bay, blocking a massive site due to violations of the law. Now they are stepping it up to block/restrict access to websites in the 'public's interest'. Who knows how far they will go.

Things will just be "silently" slipped onto the porn filter list without most people even knowing it.



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 00:53

Our children are once again, safe.

Thanks Ayatollah Cameron.





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