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    UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    'Porn passes' to allow buyers to visit adult sites without further age verification or ID checks.
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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    If I were to be interested in this sort of thing - which I'm not - then this would be the way I would want to set things up. No holding of details, no hackable database, no reference back to a payment method. Looks like it took the BBFC to sort out something the Home Office had no idea about.

    It's not my bag though. I don't go on those sort of sites. Not me. That was just a misspelling that one time.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    so basically anyone can buy a code and that code can be used umpteen times by anyone? so one kid at school gets a code from an older friend or brother or dirty uncle and he rakes in a quid per time he gives the code out to someone else. what a waste of time

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    It's a shame that the UK Government wastes so much time and money doing things they think will help rather than doing things that actually will. how much has this project costed wherein the money could have gone elsewhere?

    I think thought the mandatory porn switch on everyones internet connection was enough...

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Oh great, so now the kids hanging around outside the shops will want porn passes as well as fags and cider...

    Such a pointless idea, there are countless ways of accessing smut online, the most insidious/dangerous/unsuitable of which are definitely not the established brand-name porn sites.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Why am i having such a hard time believing a 16 digit code is not going to be linked to someones ID.

    The BBFC can't even protect their own web infrastructure so it's not a matter of if hackers get their hand on peoples data it's just when.

    EDIT: Something that just occurred to me, what to stop someone sharing their newly acquired 16 digit code on the internet and everyone in the UK using the same code?
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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Total waste of time and money. The restrictions are utterly elementary to bypass, and guides will be created within second's for those who are less tech-savvy, so why on earth they think anyone would spend £10 to do it is beyond me.

    It's the parents that should be watching out for their kids, not the Government and ISPs.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    This will definitely work, as back in the day when the newsagents were one of the few places you could buy porn none of it ever ended up in the hands of the underaged.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Pointless, use a vpn or tor and you can access it for free.
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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    £10 for pr0n on the Internet? What is the world coming to, you'll need an argument pass next to disagree with strangers.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    I still think this comes down to parenting, or rather the lack of it. Parenting should be more than sticking your wotsit in a hole.

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Websites that don't comply with the age verification checks face their sites being blocked by major UK ISPs and fines of up to £250,000 (US$350,000)
    It is one thing to suggest a Great Firewall of Great Britain (which would not be without challenges), but can they actually fine websites outside the country?

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    ... you'll need an argument pass next to disagree with strangers.
    No you won't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    This will definitely work, as back in the day when the newsagents were one of the few places you could buy porn none of it ever ended up in the hands of the underaged.
    This was my first thought, tbh ...

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    As David Davis wrote in 2008 about the proposed ID database...
    Faced with intractable problems with political pressure for a solution, the government reaches for a headline grabbing high-tech "solution". Rather than spend the resources, time and thought necessary to get a real answer, they naively grasp solutions that to the technologically illiterate ministers look like magic. And most ministers are very illiterate about any serious technology.
    Things must have changed in the last decade as it seems there's a technologically solution to everything nowadays,

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    Re: UK newsagents to sell £10 passes for adult site access

    How is that anymore anonymous than the online system, you still need id.

    Also as said how is this different to buying a top shelf mag in the old days... there was a stigma to buying say playboy in a newsagents because basically everyone knew what you were doing, how is buying a 'porn access code' any different.

    I still see this as a complete waste of tax payers money, a complete waste of time and an invasion of privacy for ADULTS who are legally allowed to view said sites. We already have systems in place to protect minors, it's not our fault if their parents aren't using them.

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