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In the absence of having much cash to play with, the devil is finding work for the idle hands of Mr Ed Vazey, the Culture Secretary - Censorship. It appears what he is proposing is centralised net censorship following the Chinese model, in order to protect the innocent from all the filth and depravity out there. It looks like we have gone from agenda governed by miltant feminism under the last government, to one now governed by the religious right - worrying!

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In the absence of having much cash to play with, the devil is finding work for the idle hands of Mr Ed Vazey, the Culture Secretary - Censorship. It appears what he is proposing is centralised net censorship following the Chinese model, in order to protect the innocent from all the filth and depravity out there. It looks like we have gone from agenda governed by miltant feminism under the last government, to one now governed by the religious right - worrying!

fucking hell

its parents job to control their kids internet use, not the fucking government.

looks like the isp's are tell him not possible.

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fucking hell

its parents job to control their kids internet use, not the fucking government.

looks like the isp's are tell him not possible.

He should be told about all those countries that ban access to adult sites (like PN) and there are still viewers and contributors from those countries. Has he not heard of proxy servers.

Casting my mind back to pre computer days when I was at school, there was an anarchist hand book that circulated the pupils showing us what to do to make free phones calls, and I assume make bombs as well. If a school kid wants to access porn on the Internet, then there is not really much that can be done to stop them. They would soon find a way to get through the ISP blocks

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In the absence of having much cash to play with, the devil is finding work for the idle hands of Mr Ed Vazey, the Culture Secretary - Censorship. It appears what he is proposing is centralised net censorship following the Chinese model, in order to protect the innocent from all the filth and depravity out there. It looks like we have gone from agenda governed by miltant feminism under the last government, to one now governed by the religious right - worrying!

He wasn't talking, as the article suggests, about banning the content so that you or I couldn't access it. He was talking about an opt-in system, so it's automatically blocked unless you ask for it to be unblocked. Obviously it's an impossible task for all the reasons mentioned in the article, but he's not talking about "banning porn on the net" - just introducing parental controls directly at source by default.

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He should be told about all those countries that ban access to adult sites (like PN) and there are still viewers and contributors from those countries. Has he not heard of proxy servers.

Casting my mind back to pre computer days when I was at school, there was an anarchist hand book that circulated the pupils showing us what to do to make free phones calls, and I assume make bombs as well. If a school kid wants to access porn on the Internet, then there is not really much that can be done to stop them. They would soon find a way to get through the ISP blocks

"Steal This Book" by Abbie Hoffman ? or "The New Hackers Handbook" by Hugo Cornwall ?

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Way too complicated to implement in practice, web filtering tends to be quite crude for the most part. The industry can't even agree about policing illegal music downloads.

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This will never go from words into action. Its just such a massive attack on civil liberties that very very few people will support it. Whats to stop them from blocking education sites by accident or any other websites that have nothing morally out of place on it? I remember back in college they used to filter sites and they did take a mighty blow things like myspace and that.

The biggest problem was the number of sites that i used to do research. Very useful ones where blocked but a simple proxy bypassed everything.

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