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There is no magic bullet says TalkTalk

A number of major internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK have rolled out filters to help parents block children and others from seeing pornographic material online. While the goal is to prevent children from finding legal porn online, the filters appear to be too sensitive in some cases, as some non-pornographic content is also being affected.
 
At the same time the filters are also reportedly failing to catch some hardcore pornographic material from being viewed.
 
New customers to BT get to choose whether or not they want to use the porn filters. One of the companies that provides the filtering software, TalkTalk, uses a web filter that prevents access to a website called BishUK, which is an award winning sexual education site. It also blocks access to the Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre website. Both of those sites are considered pornographic by the filters.
 
While blocking the non-pornographic sites, the TalkTalk filter also failed to block 7% of the 68 pornographic websites tested by the UK news program Newsnight.
 
For its part, a TalkTalk spokesperson explained, "Sadly there is no silver bullet when it comes to internet safety and we have always been clear that no solution can ever be 100%. We continue to develop HomeSafe and welcome feedback to help us continually improve the service."

Source: BBC





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