Date: November 20th, 2012
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News: UK plans to block online porn for minors

UK government is moving forward with its plans to block online porn for minors:

  • Anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new Internet service provider (ISP) will be asked whether they have children on first login.
  • On ‘yes‘ further questions will be asked to determine the stringency of the anti-pornography filters which will be installed.
  • ISPs have to impose appropriate measures to ensure that those setting the parental controls are over 18.
  • ISPs also have to prompt existing customers to install the filters.
  • This plan differs from earlier opt-out plans which would have blocked online porn automatically.
  • The Open Rights Group consider this ‘active choice’ proposal to be better than the earlier opt-out plans.

Sources:

  1. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2234264/David-Cameron-ensure-parents-led-filter-process-new-computers.html
  2. http://www.openrightsgroup.org/blog/2012/victory-government-backs-down-from-default-filtering

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