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Submitted by -Mezzo- 268d ago | opinion piece

David Cameron has a porn problem

TechRadar - Here are two stories about the government's attitude towards internet porn.

Story one: David Cameron announces default filtering of adult content and tells search engines to censor their results: "You have a duty to act on this - and it is a moral duty. If there are technical obstacles... don't just stand by and say nothing can be done; use your great brains to help overcome them." (Culture, Porn, Web)

-Mezzo-  +   269d ago
Blocking Porn never works,... I know.

It's officially "Blocked" in my country.

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Yi-Long  +   268d ago
Even if it works as it's supposed to...
... it's still ridiculous that mature grown-up people are automatically blocked from watching 'mature content', due to some ridiculous idea that watching porn is somehow harmful towards society.

Where is even the scientific research that backs up this HUGE infriction of our personal freedoms and rights...!?

And what's the next step!? What will 'they' deem harmful and ban/censor next!? Violent movies!? Critical articles!?

Seriously, Cameron belongs in the Taliban, not in a 21st century western government.
Blackdeath_663  +   268d ago
blocking "child porn" is just an excuse to apply filters on uk isp's in a way that many regular people can't won't object to. lets say today they block porn who knows how long it will be before they censor the internet in a way they see fit
KingPin  +   268d ago
do they plan to block every single proxy server known to man.
aiBreeze  +   268d ago
It's ironic really.. the biggest wanker in the UK wants to block porn. I think it goes to show what a sad pathetic nanny state the UK is becoming.
SirBillyBones  +   268d ago
Haha! I'm going to have to steal that one
aiBreeze  +   268d ago
Well to be fair I stole it too :D
krazykombatant  +   268d ago
Read in the daily mail how parents are getting scared of what their kids see on the computer, simple ways around this, parental blocks, putting the pc in the living room not in some dark corner of the house. This is a f*****ing joke.
abc1233  +   268d ago
Just because some parents are too incompetent to put some family filters on, the internet is going to be censored. Hospital internet censorships had to be removed a few years ago because doctors couldn't access research papers on breast cancer, how many headaches do you think this will cause?

What I find most ironic is the DM of all newspapers (well, The Sun doing it would have been worse) campaigning for the blocking of porn when they have articles on scantily clad women. The only good side I see to this is hopefully the DM being included in these filters.
wantedboys  +   268d ago
he is right porn should be blocked in all countries not only UK
Yi-Long  +   268d ago
Really!? Why!?
Mature people choose to have sex, film it, put it on the web...

... where other mature people are able to 'enjoy' those videos, often for free.

I don't see a problem.

And if your kids are searching for porn, then clearly they're at an age where they have a natural curiousity towards sex/porn. Which is OK.

I'm pretty sure it's A LOT more harmful to make your kids feel like their natural instincts are WRONG and DIRTY.
RedHawkX  +   268d ago
the internet is filthy bro worse then anything else you could ever imagine. thats why you getting so many sh*t head kids and crazies out there. now instead of people trying to get better at living in the real world they go on the inernet and find some I want to marry sonic and his friend internet group and join it, and all kinds of weird stuff. it aint healthy at all. imagine them kids on 4 chan and other dark sites of the internet. most these kids these days cant even get it up because sexual disfunction from fapping to porn 3+ times a day. that just cant be healthy i mean theres chemicals and such that happen when you do that. heck when a monkey was giving a button to press to have an orgasm the monkey killed itself by pressing the button to much. thats basically what this kids are doing.
abc1233  +   267d ago
I thought I had already seen the pinnacle of moronic comments on the internet, but you sir have proved me wrong.
NarooN  +   268d ago
This is ridiculously dumb. Censorship in general on the internet is stupid. As for kids, if parents don't want their kids to see certain things, it's very easy to watch over them and restrict what they can do on a PC or something.
Tzunoy  +   268d ago
he feels so little in front of those studs :)
evil_element  +   268d ago
Internet belongs to no one, as it stretches across the world. Certain things should be removed from the web with the help of everyone like child pornography. Removing things like that is not censorship but removal.

The internet isn't something which should be censored or tailored for anyone individual.

Doing that goes against what the internet is. Who is to say where the story will end in next 100 years?

Will countries censor people/events/reports/news?
Will we be charged internet VAT on all goods we buy on it?
Will blogs be erased or unlisted because they question something?
Will the internet be used to conceal the truth?
Will government abuse control of keywords?
Will governments stop services they deem unsuitable for their countries (like India and the Android store)?
Will we all have to have internet passports for using the internet?
Will religious leaders through governments have powers to silence, scientific websites because they feel unhappy with their research?
Will the police come to my house and arrest me for saying something political?

Maybe one day, we will be forbidden to speak to people outside our country? This site like millions others will be banned.
....

Its easy to say lets take away this and that to please a minority. But in the end you turn your country into a dictatorship, spoon feeding the people the stuff you want them to read and learn. Which could allow governments to stay in power and suppress the millions.

Look at China, who state control all media. Keep their people controlled, stopping anyone questioning the state.

The internet will become a intranet.

All these things will be done with the best of intentions.

Oww yeah, governments are looking for ways to destroy Tor Browser, currently.
fatstarr  +   268d ago
lmao I can image the awkward talks now. between NEETS and their parents.
GentlemenRUs  +   268d ago
Never liked Cameron...
Never liked Conservatives...

Someone kick him out already...
hazelamy  +   267d ago
don't worry, we will when the next general election comes around.
GentlemenRUs  +   267d ago
I know who I'm voting for in 2015 :D
TheOneEyedHound  +   267d ago
POV

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