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[ NNSquad ] UK considers broad Web site blocking by default

UK considers broad Web site blocking by default

http://j.mp/LuEiK7  (BBC)

   "The government is to consider putting extra pressure on computer users
    to filter out pornography when setting up internet accounts.
    Ministers are suggesting that people should automatically be barred
    from accessing unsuitable adult material unless they actually choose
    to view it.  It is one of several suggestions being put out for a
    consultation on how to shield children from pornography.  Websites
    promoting suicide, anorexia and self-harm are also being targeted."

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The good old UK police state mentality marches on.  And of course, if
you ask to have the blocks lifted, you automatically go on Her
Majesty's government "pervert" list.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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