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David Cameron 'Orders New Curbs On Internet Porn' 345

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First time accepted submitter fustakrakich writes with news reported in The Telegraph of new anti-pornography regulations ordered by UK Prime Minister David Cameron: "The new measures will mean that in future anyone buying a new computer or signing up with a new internet service provider (ISP) will be asked, when they log on for the first time, whether they have children. If the answer is "yes", the parent will be taken through the process of installing anti-pornography filters, as well as a series of questions on how stringent they wish the restrictions to be, according to a newspaper."
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David Cameron 'Orders New Curbs On Internet Porn'

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  • by PlusFiveTroll (754249) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @01:33PM (#42012837) Homepage

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/04/cameron_default_isp_filtering/ [theregister.co.uk]

    Wake up man, or at least do a little google-fu, Cameron is all about isp filtering of all sorts.

  • by billstewart (78916) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @03:28PM (#42013729) Journal

    As other comments point out, the story really comes from the Daily Mail, a right-wing total rag of a tabloid. It's typically more accurate than the Weekly World News, but it's not the Times or The Register.

    So yes, if they were to literally implement the Daily Fail's description of how service will work, that means that any computer system, operating system or browser you get in the UK would have to have modifications to ask The Kids Question when you install it, and every Internet provider would have to redirect connections for Port 80 to the filter sign-up sheet (because Teh Internet is the same thing as Teh Webz, innit?) Wot's that about links in some arch?

    Assuming David Cameron isn't quite is ignorant as the Daily Fail wants him to be, that's probably not something he'll actually propose. (If this were Australia, the answer would be different, because the pro-censorship politicians there really do appear to be that dumb.) Much more likely, if they do anything like it at all, they'll make ISPs offer censorware and/or have filtering set on by default, but filtering at the ISP level is really expensive and the ISPs will push back.

  • Re:Sorry kids... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Teun (17872) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @04:11PM (#42014061) Homepage
    The UK is catholic, they are not Roman Catholic, meaning they don't follow the doctrine of the Bishop of Rome but instead of one of their own.
  • by AmiMoJo (196126) * <.ten.3dlrow. .ta. .ojom.> on Saturday November 17, 2012 @06:00PM (#42014883) Homepage

    Judges 19:22:

    "Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

    And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, [nay], I pray you, do not [so] wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.

    Behold, [here is] my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.

    But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning"

    So yeah, don't rape a man, rape my daughter instead. Wrong on so many levels.

  • Re:Sorry kids... (Score:3, Informative)

    by Pax681 (1002592) on Saturday November 17, 2012 @07:14PM (#42015423)

    Catholicism is very much tied to Pope.

    oh really? :P

    The Church of England is the officially established Christian church[2][3][4][5] in England and the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The church considers itself within the tradition of Western Christianity and dates its formal establishment principally to the mission to England by St Augustine of Canterbury in AD 597. As a result of Augustine's mission, the church in England came under the authority of the Pope. Initially prompted by a dispute over the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon, the Church of England separated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1534 and became the established church by an Act of Parliament in the Act of Supremacy, beginning a series of events known as the English Reformation.[6] During the reign of Queen Mary I, the Church was fully restored under Rome in 1555. Papal authority was again explicitly rejected after the accession of Queen Elizabeth I when the Act of Supremacy of 1558 was passed. Catholic and Reformed factions vied for determining the doctrines and worship of the church. This ended with the 1558 Elizabethan settlement, which developed the understanding that the church was to be both Catholic and Reformed:

    such to be wrong eh? :P

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