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#1 Jess

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

The Prime Minister started plans today to block children's access to pornography and child porn. 

 

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Four of the biggest Internet service providers in the UK -- TalkTalk, Virgin, Sky and BT -- have agreed after negotiations to enable home network filters that block pornography by default.

 

These filters can be turned off by someone over the age of 18.

 

Is this a bad or a good thing? Whose responsibility is it to monitor the internet?  Is this the first step toward mass blockings of sites in the UK?

 

http://abcnews.go.co...new?id=19738924



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 10:59 AM

Nice to see that our government has their priorities right. When we have a shit economy, terrorists up the wazoo, civil war in Syria, Iran trying to get nuclear weaponry, Cuba sending weapons to North Korea and Tasmanian devils with that weird face cancer thingy, our government decides that children potentially seeing a person's pee pee on the internet (apparently it's not parental responsibility now) is a step too far.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:05 AM

Morals aside, how can they truly block pornography for people under 18? At this generation, our teenagers are more tech saavy than we believe them to be and they can bypass easy filters with a few clicks. For crying out loud, I've seen 6 year olds with Iphone 5's connected to at least 5 social networking sites and this one kid (around 8 or 9) jailbreaked an iphone all by himself to make a ROM work on his phone. If they can do that much, finding information to bypass a filter would be easy.

 

On top of that the pron providers finding easy ways to avoid the filters. I can see it now: A kid sees a link saying "new Pokemon X and Y Pokemon revealed" and it redirects the user to photos of blowjobs under the name "yvetal.jpeg", "sylveon.gif", and "metapod.png". What truly will surprise me is how will they truly block all the easily accessed tumblr and google porn?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

I think it's a good idea. Kids shouldn't watch porn anyway LOL



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this is a little dumb.
 
 

On top of that the pron providers finding easy ways to avoid the filters. I can see it now: A kid sees a link saying "new Pokemon X and Y Pokemon revealed" and it redirects the user to photos of blowjobs under the name "yvetal.jpeg", "sylveon.gif", and "metapod.png". What truly will surprise me is how will they truly block all the easily accessed tumblr and google porn?

The other side of this would be all the things I would think that would be blocked that are legit. "new Pokemon X and Y revealed" X+reveal=block sites?

I think it's a good idea. Kids shouldn't watch porn anyway LOL


But then how will they learn about sex?

Edited by Napiform, 23 July 2013 - 11:12 AM.


#6 Majesty

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:25 AM


But then how will they learn about sex?

 

they won't

then there won't be teen pregnancies

and no abortions

wow the world will change!!!! but not really



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:27 AM

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#8 Waser Lave

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 11:36 AM

The thing that I'll be interested in knowing is what happens to the list of people who choose to opt-in to receive porn?



#9 Neoquest

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:08 PM

This can't possibly work. What a waste of time and money.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:26 PM

I don't think they bank on it working, to be honest. There's like a million porn sites out there, not to mention hentai, doujunshi sites, livejournal, 4chan... also erotica sites (fanfiction comes to mind)

 

It's more of a symbolic move, I believe. Singapore does it too (block certain porn sites) but it's not like that actually makes a difference cause you can always just hop on another site and fap/schlick there.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:32 PM

block children's access to [...] child porn. 

 

 

How come no one talked about the child porn? That's definitely the right thing to do and they should block it for >18 as well 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:39 PM

How come no one talked about the child porn? That's definitely the right thing to do and they should block it for >18 as well

The child porn will be blocked for everyone, I think. I misread it. He wants there to be a list of words and phrases that turn up no results at all... but even then, how will people get child porn news? Or research things?

I agree that child porn should be taken care of, but to default all block porn? That's a waste of resources and time.

Edited by Napiform, 23 July 2013 - 12:41 PM.


#13 Waser Lave

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:45 PM

How come no one talked about the child porn? That's definitely the right thing to do and they should block it for >18 as well 

 

ISPs already block child porn sites I believe but they can't do anything about the underground ones or ones hidden within Tor etc, not even the new measures will be able to do anything about those. Personally I think it's just a moral thing but dressed up as protecting children.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:02 PM

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:28 PM

I predict moar rape will occur. 



#16 Yung

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:52 PM

and you wonder why they won't let you deploy Adam... lol

There be no p0rn for you to watch. You'd learn there are videos where people keep their clothes on.

The you'd find porn.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:14 PM

and you wonder why they won't let you deploy Adam... lol

There be no p0rn for you to watch. You'd learn there are videos where people keep their clothes on.

The you'd find porn.

They won't deploy me until I reach Senior Airman which will happen in November 2014 :p.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

There's like a million porn sites out there, not to mention hentai, doujunshi sites, livejournal, 4chan... also erotica sites (fanfiction comes to mind)

 

Don't forget Tumblr~

If these get blocked I'm gonna die hahaha



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:07 PM

Because porn is BAD guys. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

 

Masturbation, BAD

Sex, BAD

Fetishes, BAD

 

Jesus Christ. As if sex ed isn't awkward enough, they're making it even worse by demonising the idea of porn. I can understand banning/blocking pornography in which a third party is exploited/harmed (eg. child porn, real life bestiality, etc), but this only serves to make what is essentially a normal and healthy part of growing up into something that's essentially illegal.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:23 PM

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#21 Grandmaster

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:15 AM

Because porn is BAD guys. BAAAAAAAAAAAAAD.

 

Masturbation, BAD

Sex, BAD

Fetishes, BAD

 

Jesus Christ. As if sex ed isn't awkward enough, they're making it even worse by demonising the idea of porn. I can understand banning/blocking pornography in which a third party is exploited/harmed (eg. child porn, real life bestiality, etc), but this only serves to make what is essentially a normal and healthy part of growing up into something that's essentially illegal.

 

Since when watching porn become a normal and healthy part of growing up? There's plenty of sexual education and biology textbooks that is enough for children to be educated about sex and reproduction. Pornography is banned on many sites and in many countries anyway.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:29 AM

Since when watching porn become a normal and healthy part of growing up? There's plenty of sexual education and biology textbooks that is enough for children to be educated about sex and reproduction. Pornography is banned on many sites and in many countries anyway.

 

And you'll notice that those sex ed textbooks say that it's okay to watch porn and masturbate. That it's natural.

 

You'll also notice that pretty much everybody does it. That is the definition of normal.



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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:54 AM

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:56 AM

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We need to help those buggers out. I've got 30 gigs of tentacle monster porn.



#25 Dan

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 03:58 AM

Since when watching porn become a normal and healthy part of growing up? There's plenty of sexual education and biology textbooks that is enough for children to be educated about sex and reproduction. Pornography is banned on many sites and in many countries anyway.

 

Since pornography was commercialised.

Before the internet kids would search every nook and cranny for a page or two of Playboy or Razzle. 

 

This isn't about sex education, it's about personal fulfilment, enjoyment, body exploration and self-esteem.





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