UK to legislate with aim of restricting porn to those verified as over 18

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Porn: All you need to know about the UK's porn block for under 18s - BBC News
Porn: All you need to know about the UK's porn block for under 18s
You're soon going to have to prove you're 18 or over if you want to watch porn online.

It could mean handing over your email address or even credit card details to verify your age.

This is because the government is going to make it a legal requirement for all porn sites to introduce age-verification software.

It claims the change in the law is to protect children.

But there's confusion as to how it'll be enforced, fears it could threaten users' privacy and doubts as to whether it'll even work.
I know of no technically secure, trustworthy way to do this...seems like a very bad idea to me

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It is just the prelude to registration and licencing for internet use. Our great democratic leaders looked at the demos and said - nah.
 

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Are you 18? Yes, click enter. Yep, that'll work.

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UK based site? the US ones or anywhere else will just tell them to take flying fck
 

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You think that its OK for children to access porn?
It is definitely not, unless it is their hamsters, and then you can tell them that the lady hamster is feeling cold so the gentleman hamster is cuddling her.

Unfortunately cyp has a very literal mind, so when I tried this approach with him, it did not have the effect I had intended.
 

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This is the nanny state in force again its up to parents to monitor their children's activities no one else they can just filter what they can watch online it doesn't need state action to achieve it but responsible parents.
 

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This could ruin my scientific research project. I've been trying to find out whether it is possible to poo, masturbate and eat pizza all at the same time.

Nobody has yet published a paper on the subject.
 

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This could ruin my scientific research project. I've been trying to find out whether it is possible to poo, masturbate and eat pizza all at the same time.

Nobody has yet published a paper on the subject.
While posting on Pie... or is that stage 2 of the trial?
 

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Thats great in theory but problematic in practice for the following reasons:

- Violation of privacy of adults. What happens to their data? If it could be kept out of the hands of potential blackmailers then fine.

- How to apply it to the Dark Web and Peer to Peer?

- How do you stop someone accessing foreign websites not subject to the rules by using a VPN?

Also, this was already announced by David Cameron years ago and was supposed to be in place by April 2017 so clearly officials are unsure how to enforce this.
 
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Thats great in theory but problematic in practice for the following reasons:

- Violation of privacy of adults. What happens to their data? If it could be kept out of the hands of potential blackmailers then fine.

- How to apply it to the Dark Web and Peer to Peer?

- How do you stop someone accessing foreign websites not subject to the rules by using a VPN?
More importantly how does one stop senior investment bank and Central Bank staff who are at least physically over 18 from accessing porn when they should be keeping the wheels of industry turning?
 

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More importantly how does one stop senior investment bank and Central Bank staff who are at least physically over 18 from accessing porn when they should be keeping the wheels of industry turning?
It is the wheels of industry.

The three biggest businesses in the world (legal/illegal) are sex, drugs and armaments.

Trust me, Darwin was right.

 


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