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Sites that don't have inappropriate content are being filtered now

Back in December, we mentioned that some overzealous pornography filters in the UK that were meant to keep kids from seeing pornographic materials were flagging some legitimate and non-porn related sites. Specifically, the filters were blocking a number of sites for charities and sex education in the filter.
 
The UK government is trying to unblock these legitimate sites with the creation of a website whitelist. Many of the sites on the list are run by charities that want to educate kids about health, sex, and drug addiction.
 
The government wants to set up a system that will let any website that thinks it is being blocked wrongly to tell the ISP their story and perhaps be added to the whitelist.

 
"Research suggests the amount of inadvertent blocking is low," said David Miles, who chairs the working group on over-blocking for the government's UK Council for Child Internet Safety.
 
Miles has been working with research on accidental blocking by the filters and visiting the charities to determine how to get the filters to block pornographic material without blocking the legitimate sites.
 
The list will be shared with ISPs that run the network level filters to ensure these sites are viewable. 

Source: BBC



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RE: 1984
By ShaolinSoccer on 1/31/2014 3:53:12 PM , Rating: 1
Hey look. Another guy who has no daughters or females in his family that he cares about. You must also think any type of addiction is a "good" thing.


RE: 1984
By MrShadowfax42 on 1/31/2014 4:10:11 PM , Rating: 2
Hey look, another ignorant presumptuous guy who thinks he's God's gift to women when in actual fact all he is doing is patronising the living hell out of them. Basically saying that women should not have the ability to make decisions about how they live their lives. Sexist to the extreme.
And yeah, sex is an addiction, just like all the other natural bodily functions we have. Pfft.


RE: 1984
By StevoLincolnite on 2/1/2014 1:52:34 AM , Rating: 3
quote:
Hey look. Another guy who has no daughters or females in his family that he cares about. You must also think any type of addiction is a "good" thing.


There are plenty of free internet filters that you can install on your devices.

Just because you might have children and you don't want them looking at content... Does not mean that myself, being almost 30 years old shouldn't be allowed.

There is a line where your way of life impacts mine.

Thankfully I don't like in the USA or the UK/Europe, so allot of this passes us by. :)


RE: 1984
By Reclaimer77 on 2/1/2014 8:33:09 AM , Rating: 1
I know lots of females who love porn too. Do you think you're protecting them from something with a porn ban?


RE: 1984
By troysavary on 2/2/2014 5:41:37 AM , Rating: 1
Once again, reading comprehension failure. You seem to have a problem with that. "Ban" is never once mentioned. All this does is make sure filtering is available at the ISP level. No one is forced to have the filter applied.


RE: 1984
By Reclaimer77 on 2/2/2014 7:03:37 AM , Rating: 2
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No one is forced to have the filter applied.


Yet.

A Government mandated filter is one step away from a ban. Given the UK's track record in such things, it's a distinct possibility.

And you've already lost this against Motoman, don't come barking up my tree only to get smacked down too. This is a horrible idea with serious implications.

I guess you just pretend to be a Libertarian/Conservative on certain issues.


RE: 1984
By Lerianis on 2/2/2014 12:46:56 PM , Rating: 2
Here is a guy posting with two daughters and numerous female relatives who says that 'protecting' them from porn is not a good thing in the slightest.

Secondly, there is no such thing as a 'porn addiction' in the real world, it is a made-up fallacy in order to make people feel 'bad' if they have a higher libido than other people.


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