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    News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Websites covering alcohol, smoking and "esoteric material" may also be auto-filtered.
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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Wtf is "esoteric material" when it is at home? another way of saying "Anything that we think of later that we've not banned already" ?

    Makes me glad that if/when this does get forced through, the first thing I will do, is switch it all off..
    Quoth the server... "404"

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esotericism

    Pretty much as I suspected, but don't worry it's a secret list so you wont even know what you're not seeing, and what you don't know can't hurt you or make you vote for someone else.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51746

    http://www.writetothem.com/

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Disgusting.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    url]http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51746[/url]
    Signed.

    Although by making it so broad they are effectively making it easier for everyone to opt-out. My mobile internet was blocking social networks as well as everything actually 'adult' by default, one tick box and the whole things was removed.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Quote Originally Posted by Ceryndrion View Post
    Makes me glad that if/when this does get forced through, the first thing I will do, is switch it all off..
    And I suspect that most parents will do the same - especially given, (if the reports are to be believed), the wide-ranging nature of what will be regarded as "pornography". According to the OED pornography is
    printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity, intended to stimulate sexual excitement.
    But the Cameron Pornwall seems to be targetting ALL "adult" content - even perfectly legitimate things such as adult online suppliers (more adult than Ann Summers). And I have NO confidence that this "protective" firewall won't then be extended to cover other "disagreeable" content.
    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    That's actually a pretty good petition, and tallies exactly with my thoughts - namely the pornwall isn't necessary, isn't effective in preventing bad parenting and can be circumvented with ease.

    Don't get me wrong, when it comes to child porn (and by implication - explotation) my views are to the far right of the typical Daily Mail reader ... I'd be quite happy to publically castrate the b*****ds!

    On the other hand I can't help thinking that this is a very cynical attempt to put in filtering for other reasons, and also to be seen to pander to the "oh, won't someone think of the children!" mentality.

    Let's be brutally honest, if they were serious about protecting the children then we'd be seeing more resources for CEOP (not less), stiffer sentencing for sexploiters of children and a real drive against child poverty (how about diverting some of the resource saved/generated by the "bedroom tax"?)
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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    "genau", as the German's would say.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    So this appears on my computer I just press no and all is fine.

    I don't have children but I will control content at a local level if/when needed.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckskull View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esotericism

    Pretty much as I suspected, but don't worry it's a secret list so you wont even know what you're not seeing, and what you don't know can't hurt you or make you vote for someone else.

    http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51746

    http://www.writetothem.com/
    Thank you for sharing that petition. I was going to look for one this evening so you've saved me having to search

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Does this mean we click 'no', and go on a big secret list of viewers of porn if we want to use Nexus mods? Tin foil hat time.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    That form doesn't look right at all.

    This isn't about parental controls - some ISPs already offer that (eg talk talk) and it looks like the form. This is a block on pornography, separate from parental controls, and will be opt-out rather than opt-in. Just because ISPs currently have a list of several things you can chose to block under parental controls doesn't mean anything else will also be blocked by default (or even offered to be blocked if you're on a different ISP). Seems like a lot of scaremongering to me.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    I didn't know David Cameroon was Ned Flanders in real life....
    "Nothing is safer than a giant snowball whipping through space...at a million miles an hour"

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    lessons on proxy access and accessing the under ground web start today sign up here ! it the only way you'll ever see freedom of speech now

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    Just like anything else this government have managed to do thus far, nothign but a token gesture to garner more votes while accomplishing nothing. Any filtering can be circumvented in mere seconds.

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    Re: News - Open Rights Group says UK "pornwall" will block web forums

    That petition closed on 18th June ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    18th June 2014

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