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    UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    And the Gov Dept responsible for the above is open to BBC TV licenses being replaced by subscriptions.
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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Someone in the meeting finally admitted the totally vast scope of what they were trying to do and how unachievable it realistically was without massive controversy!

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    Someone in the meeting finally admitted the totally vast scope of what they were trying to do and how unachievable it realistically was without massive controversy!
    It was daft. It is not the responsibility of the state to protect everyone's children (although some think it is), it is the responsibility of the parent to decide what is right and what is wrong. There are plenty of different ways to restrict your internet connection, your child's devices, etc. If you don't know how, that's not the government's problem. It has never been as easy to research stuff like this.

    Governments full of people who do not understand an industry are too happy to regulate said industry. When they get told it's technically impossible by the industry and a whole raft of other people, they just think "oh, they're just saying that because they don't like that we're taking away X". Well, maybe you shouldn't be trampling over people's freedom and then you wouldn't have this kind of problem?

    I think it was Canada who was trying to shove totally ridiculous regulations on online advertising and were being told by the industry it just couldn't be done. They went ahead anyway and were shocked and "disappointed" that an entire industry disappeared. Because they think computers are run by magic and pixies and that the nerd can do anything with enough energy drinks and Doritos.

    Something similar happened in Spain with (?)Google News. Stupid regulation which was technically impossible (or financially unviable) meant that the company pulled out of news in Spain.

    Same with GDPR and the EU - there are US websites which can not afford the cost of compliance and just refuse access to anyone from the EU.

    If they push on blindly with these stupid kinds of regs, two things will happen. One, the pr0n industry will just pull out if the risk of fines makes it unprofitable / the cost of compliance makes it unprofitable. Two, kids will become immediately more familiar with TOR and the 'dark web', exposing them to way more than a few naked ladies. After they've finished with the pr0n (which won't be the regulated kind), they'll be tempted by curiosity to look at the drugs, guns and other stuff on there. A generation growing up familiar with the black market. This can only go well.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Any website can afford to comply with GDPR, just don't track people. That means you don't have to buy/maintain the software that does the tracking.

    What DOES cost more is making the tracking optional so you can still do it to everyone outside the EU. So if you're determined to track people's browsing wherever you can then yes, there is a cost.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    So I people can still look at bobs? Asking for a friend!
    Last edited by dannyboy75; 17-10-2019 at 12:11 PM.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    So I can still look at bobs? Asking for a friend!
    If hair styling is your thing, sure.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    ... kids will become immediately more familiar with TOR and the 'dark web', exposing them to way more than a few naked ladies.
    Possibly, I assumed they would just use stolen credit card numbers to prove ID.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    Quote Originally Posted by dannyboy75 View Post
    So I people can still look at bobs? Asking for a friend!
    Are all men in porn called Bob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    If hair styling is your thing, sure.
    Unless of course it's the other kind of Bob. Then I'm not so sure...

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    So BBC has 11 years to change their way and be actually interesting so that people will be happy to pay for their service? Good luck with that. Their best years were what 70's-80's? They should see why and then do what people actually want to watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael- View Post
    Unless of course it's the other kind of Bob. Then I'm not so sure...
    There's nothing wrong with the late Bob Ross, he's very popular on Twitch.

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    Re: UK porn pass scheme abandoned

    So basically the government has finally realised what any tech savvy person could have told them in 5 mins, the porn pass was a privacy nightmare and stupidly hard to enforce in the first place. Got to love the way they can spend money and still end up with nothing at the end of it....

    BBC... so instead of a tv license, they just want to rename to it a subscription instead. Time for the bbc to be like every other tv station, lets make them actually work for their money and put ads between the shows (the gap is already big enough) and have them make some new content that's actually worth watching.

    Tried to watch or listen to a clip on the f1 race at the weekend via the bbc site and it wanted me to login so they could basically track what I'm watching etc... supposedly it's so they can monitor and improve what they serve to the viewers ....

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Same with GDPR and the EU - there are US websites which can not afford the cost of compliance and just refuse access to anyone from the EU.
    Nah that's just US companies not being willing to give up the advertising revenue they get from selling user data.... I've been on a few US sites and between ublock and privacy badger it's blocked over 100 things.
    The GDPR was brought in to basically try and help solve the reason why many of us are running adblockers, we're sick of being tracked and/or having websites filled with adverts that more space than the actual article we're trying to access.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Possibly, I assumed they would just use stolen credit card numbers to prove ID.
    I assumed they'd just get VPNs. Opera comes with one built in now, I'm told...

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    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    So BBC has 11 years to change their way and be actually interesting so that people will be happy to pay for their service? Good luck with that. Their best years were what 70's-80's? They should see why and then do what people actually want to watch.
    I love music and BBC Sounds / Radio / Youtube channels of such are doing well. I disagree their best years are not now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
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    Nah that's just US companies not being willing to give up the advertising revenue they get from selling user data.... I've been on a few US sites and between ublock and privacy badger it's blocked over 100 things.
    The GDPR was brought in to basically try and help solve the reason why many of us are running adblockers, we're sick of being tracked and/or having websites filled with adverts that more space than the actual article we're trying to access.
    It's not the prolific ads I really resent. I mean, I detest them and block any and all ads I possibly can.

    BUT .... I accept that sites need revenue to run. Either a site is good enough that I'd pay for ad-free access or, if the adverts get too intrusive, I'd just not use that site.

    What I really, really don't like is the invasion of privacy involved in tracking. I mean, at least with schemes like a suoermarket reward card you have the option of just not getting one. I, personally, fully support the ethos of the GDPR in requiring truly informed explicit consent. That's all it needs. Then, we each have a choice of losing privacy but gaining rewards, or not losing privacy and not getting the rewards. I would pick the latter every single time and there isn't a realistic, practical reward scheme generous enough to change that and I doubt there ever will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen999 View Post
    I would pick the latter every single time and there isn't a realistic, practical reward scheme generous enough to change that and I doubt there ever will be.
    Not even the lemon drizzle cake reward scheme?

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