Monday, 23 April 2012

The Internet is for Porn

Ministers are ready to reject tough proposals to protect children from online pornography, claiming strict curbs would breach web users’ civil liberties.

Damn right, but probably the most frightening sentence in this article is "But MPs and charities say this will not adequately safeguard children because it will rely on their parents being responsible and proactive enough to ask for access to be blocked."

Ah, parental responsibility. Sure, there are some useless fuckwit sprog farmers out there but they are in the minority. As for the original proposals, I'm still trying to work out what problem this is the solution to. If this is about stopping curious youngsters from viewing porn then this isn't going to work. In my day we had porn in hedgerows and older friends to buy magazines for us. The modern equivalent is using a proxy like HideMyAss to circumvent any blocks. You can't prevent a teenager from getting hold of porn if they really want it...after all, I was one once ;-)


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