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  • lavalant 23 Jul 2013 08:57:31 1,328 posts
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    I suspect it's a ruse to ban what they've been trying to ban for years, pirating music, movies and software, only a few weeks ago the ISP quietly banned a whole bunch of piratebay and kickass proxy sites, a whole new bunch popped up though.

    this who fiasco is probably funded by the BPI
  • Mr_Sleep 23 Jul 2013 10:42:02 17,097 posts
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    If they are U-Turning so quickly then I can't help but feel that it was the aforementioned attempt to divert attention away from the whole lobbying issue.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • repairmanjack 23 Jul 2013 12:03:46 6,054 posts
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    glaeken wrote:
    @senso-ji It's classic politician "won't someone think of the children" stuff though. It's difficult to go wrong with protecting children from bad shit legislation from the perspective of gaining popularity.

    I am actually quite surprised Keith Vaz has not been on speaking about this yet. It's classic Vaz stomping ground.
    Too busy trying to erase his hard drive. And that, for the record, is the vilest cunt I've ever seen on the Internet.
  • TheSaint 23 Jul 2013 12:05:33 14,495 posts
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    The BBC went full Day Today yesterday and illustrated this story with a graphic of someone typing "Children" into Google.
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    @TheSaint Pornography will murder your children.

    My name is... Judge
  • DaM 23 Jul 2013 12:25:02 13,272 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    What will happen to the boobies group? Will that be blocked?
    Dave says tits are fine - you wouldn't want The Sun blocked obviously.
    Maybe we can get someone to ask the question about arses in Parliament for those concerned about the Bum Group.

    It is a good point though - do these blocks work on a top-level domain, or individual page URLs? Like anyone knows, given that the whole policy is made up....
  • glaeken 26 Jul 2013 12:39:07 11,199 posts
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    An interesting little snippet about who is running the filtering service David Cameron praised.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23452097

    Huawei in particular were investigated in the US after it was found to have unexplained latency when routing through their appliances and then unexplained hardware within said device that looked to be for data capturing. It's covered on the below for anyone who wants to go deep in to it.

    http://intelligence.house.gov/sites/intelligence.house.gov/files/Huawei-ZTE%20Investigative%20Report%20%28FINAL%29.pdf

    Personally I cannot see anyway that putting the UK's internet filtering in the hands of a Chinese government front company could possibly go wrong.

    Edited by glaeken at 12:44:03 26-07-2013
  • Whizzo 26 Jul 2013 13:58:15 43,160 posts
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    I'm sure the PRC doesn't care about your porn habits!

    Everything else they'll keep a close eye on though.

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  • DaM 26 Jul 2013 14:03:11 13,272 posts
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    Yes, surely a Chinese company would have the most experience in monitoring and censoring web traffic, it makes sense to use the experts. Well done Dave.
  • glaeken 26 Jul 2013 14:20:24 11,199 posts
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    This is actually pretty good news I think as there is a position to take now on being against these proposals that is not I am pro-porn.

    The real question is does "it's for the good of national security" trump "won't someone think of the children" politics. For the former we invaded a country that had non existent weapons of mass destruction and for the later I am struggling to think of anything that quite compares. So I think protecting national security probably trumps protecting the children.
  • Mr-Brett 26 Jul 2013 21:46:55 12,805 posts
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    The Huawei system blocks games and game sites too. Well it was nice knowing you EG.

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  • DaM 26 Jul 2013 21:57:32 13,272 posts
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    Mr-Brett wrote:
    The Huawei system blocks games and game sites too. Well it was nice knowing you EG.
    If you block all those topics, you could fit the pages left on a floppy disk.

    Surely companies like EG Ltd would have a legal case against this?

    Edited by DaM at 22:00:20 26-07-2013
  • Mr-Brett 26 Jul 2013 22:08:07 12,805 posts
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    I couldn't see such a comprehensive list being on by default, it'd be colossally stupid and as you suggest, a legal nightmare.

    A scary thought though.

    Level 37 Social Justice Warrior

  • shamblemonkee 26 Jul 2013 22:12:44 14,437 posts
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    or such responsibility being given to a Chinese comapany, but that's sense talking - which rarely seems to enter these sorts of initiatives.
  • onestepfromlost 26 Jul 2013 22:22:24 2,076 posts
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    Again like all other issues relating to children. Let's not improve patenting skills, let's just implement ridiculous methods
  • X201 27 Jul 2013 06:13:12 15,523 posts
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    sajasanman wrote:
    lavalant wrote:
    I suspect it's a ruse to ban what they've been trying to ban for years, pirating music, movies and software, only a few weeks ago the ISP quietly banned a whole bunch of piratebay and kickass proxy sites, a whole new bunch popped up though.

    this who fiasco is probably funded by the BPI
    Possibly. It does sound like half-arsed efforts for greater control to me though, but their proposals are so shambolic and ill-thought out it's just funny. I think they will get round to real controls over the net at some point - wouldn't be surprised if this is a known soft tactic they know won't really work that well, just to be a stepping stone to much greater control.
    When it comes to Governments, never assume a grand plan or conspiracy when their actions can be explained by incompetence, ineptitude or the fact they are making it up as they go along.
  • DodgyPast 27 Jul 2013 07:15:12 8,479 posts
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    X201 wrote:
    sajasanman wrote:
    lavalant wrote:
    I suspect it's a ruse to ban what they've been trying to ban for years, pirating music, movies and software, only a few weeks ago the ISP quietly banned a whole bunch of piratebay and kickass proxy sites, a whole new bunch popped up though.

    this who fiasco is probably funded by the BPI
    Possibly. It does sound like half-arsed efforts for greater control to me though, but their proposals are so shambolic and ill-thought out it's just funny. I think they will get round to real controls over the net at some point - wouldn't be surprised if this is a known soft tactic they know won't really work that well, just to be a stepping stone to much greater control.
    When it comes to Governments, never assume a grand plan or conspiracy when their actions can be explained by incompetence, ineptitude or the fact they are making it up as they go along.
    Maybe but the people lobbying the government tend to be better organised.
  • twelveways 27 Jul 2013 08:10:44 4,031 posts
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    Just to reassure people, I live in a country with a strict internet censorship regime and I have no problems finding fap-fodder online, even without VPNs/proxies etc.

    Seriously, do you really think our shambles of a government are going to be able to get one over geeks with boners?
  • DaM 27 Jul 2013 11:59:39 13,272 posts
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    It's the kids I worry about. Studies have shown a dramatic drop in hedgerow smut since the 90s. If they can't get access to porn, we are going to see 1000s of teenagers exploding. Literally.
  • mcmothercruncher 27 Jul 2013 17:59:33 7,107 posts
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    Hedgerow porn was the BEST though wasn't it?

    It was all better in my day. All fields. Fields with PORN in them.
  • XingHua31 27 Jul 2013 21:16:57 1 posts
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  • oceanmotion 28 Jul 2013 18:02:57 15,976 posts
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    Filters extend to more than just porn

    Not unexpected.

    As well as pornography, users may automatically be opted in to blocks on "violent material", "extremist related content", "anorexia and eating disorder websites" and "suicide related websites", "alcohol" and "smoking". But the list doesn't stop there. It even extends to blocking "web forums" and "esoteric material", whatever that is. "Web blocking circumvention tools" is also included, of course.
  • DFawkes 28 Jul 2013 19:17:54 23,056 posts
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    "Anorexia and eating disorder websites" makes it sounds like support sites for those, as well as the suicide one. No cocktail making either, if alcohol is out. Plus of course forums, given they're places where you can freely exchange ideas.

    Of course it'll never happen anyway.

    Oh for goodness sake, I've caught my scrotum in my zip again - Margaret Thatcher, 1986

  • chopsen 29 Jul 2013 09:26:09 16,093 posts
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    So are we entering a renewed phase of prudishness in the UK?

    This porn filter, ban on "violent" porn (includes rape fantasy porn) and this morning I heard that the Co-op are getting all hot under the collar about "lads mags," asking them to be covered up.

    So by the end of the year, are we going to be back to outlawing erections and penetrative sex? Lars Von Triers is gong to be well pissed off.
  • glaeken 29 Jul 2013 09:33:45 11,199 posts
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    They actually made a good point on Sky about the lads mags this morning when they held up a few of the red tops to show what their front covers were. Most of them had a girl in a bikini on them and were just as "explicit" as the lads mags. So are the red tops going to be hidden away as well?

    I actually propose rather than covering up everything that might harm children we start issuing kids with bags for their heads. It's the only way to be 100% safe. Obviously said bags will need to be made of a breathable fabric.

    Edited by glaeken at 09:34:39 29-07-2013
  • CaptainKerbal 29 Jul 2013 09:37:11 376 posts
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    Renewed phase of idiocy and morons lapping up silly season stories. Co-op, for example, mainly has a problem because most of its convenience stores don't use a wall fixture for magazines and have a browser, which puts the magazines all on eye level or below. The "top shelf" is about as high as my chest. Smiths and most independents put lads mags etc higher up so they are not so visible.

    Rather than spend money, Co-op wants someone else to, plus covering something only makes it more desirable to kids as it looks like they are not "supposed" to see it.

    How about old fashioned "parents educating and controlling their kids"?
  • chopsen 29 Jul 2013 09:37:39 16,093 posts
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    @glaeken

    Yeah. I've fairly regularly seen some newspapers with up-skirt shots on their front cover as well. That's a far more fucked up moral message to be sending out that posed shots of women in bikinis.

    Having said that, there has been debate recently about banning page 3 models. So you never know.

    Edited by Chopsen at 09:38:26 29-07-2013
  • b0rk 29 Jul 2013 09:39:27 2,772 posts
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    Chopsen wrote:
    So are we entering a renewed phase of prudishness in the UK?

    This porn filter, ban on "violent" porn (includes rape fantasy porn) and this morning I heard that the Co-op are getting all hot under the collar about "lads mags," asking them to be covered up.

    So by the end of the year, are we going to be back to outlawing erections and penetrative sex? Lars Von Triers is gong to be well pissed off.
    This will no doubt make Trier slightly depressed, which will make him happy.
  • Phattso Moderator 29 Jul 2013 09:47:51 13,351 posts
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    onestepfromlost wrote:
    Again like all other issues relating to children. Let's not improve patenting skills, let's just implement ridiculous methods
    I like the Freudian slip here. Patent your kids, in case they come up with some amazing ideas when they grow up.

    Let's see you try to pack us off to the retirement home now, you uppity little shitbags!
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