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U.K. Restrictions on internet pornography access to take effect in July

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Shaul, Apr 17, 2019.

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  1. Shaul

    Shaul Well-Known Member

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  2. Rival

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    I disapprove it.
     
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    I commend the UK for at least trying to put in a fail safe. But.........kids growing up in today's society have no qualms about sharing personal information about themselves. That's just normal to them. How hard is it for kids to just nick some details from ma and/or pa? Not very.
     
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    I don't have clarity on the issue. I want children protected. It seems like a huge power grab by govco, because govco is going to install devices which can identify exactly who you are and with the help of a little AI what you think about issues in your own household even before you vote. Is that far fetched? What keeps the prime minister from having an app showing names with red x's -- names of those whose support for them is less than enthusiastic. How does this technical change involving porn affect that? Is it going to be the case that you'd better not say anything bad about your MP on social media now?

    Not my country so I don't care that much, but I am curious about how these protections will be implemented.
     
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  5. Duke_Leto

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    How ridiculous. As if

    A) Brits need to give corporations even more access to our data than they already have;

    B) They need to protect teenagers from feeling sexual urges;

    C) Teenagers won't find a way around this.
     
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    A lot of it is aimed at making sure pre-adolescents don't see it, as the numbers of children watching porn has increased.
     
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    If people use a VPN with their location set as another country how will this work?
    British people use VPN's all the time to be able to access American news and other restricted sites.
    Kids know all about these things.
    They probably know more about porn sites and sex too.
     
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    The next step might be to counter those VPN's. MP's might be concerned that children are using them to watch porn.
     
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    This is not well defined. Will this be pictures and videos, or text also?
     
  10. Father Heathen

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    Failsafes already exist. They're called parents.
     
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    I support the concept of protecting children from porn. It remains to be seen whether it can be carried out in this manner. If a parent is concerned about such things, they should already have software installed on their home computers to block and monitor such things. If a parent is offloading the responsibility to others, I see a fault with the parent. There is still the issue of access through the myriad of computers the child may have access to other than at home, though. However, I fail to see how any company can successfully verify age of consent. Scanned in or mailed in documents tell you nothing about who scanned or mailed them in.
     
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    I don't see what's so harmful about children seeing sex, but maybe that's just me.
     
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    The mere sight of nipples and genitalia causes severe psychological trauma, because a talking snake ate some fruit, or something like that.
     
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    I disapprove, any controls just send it underground.
     
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    I mean, this should be the parents' responsibility; it's not like Internet-capable devices grow on trees. But I'm skeptical to begin with that watching people have sex is intrinsically harmful to youngsters -- something that would necessitate this sort of law. Since there's more extreme content out there though, at most, just require a basic algebra problem to access it -- something like 'x = 3(2+9) - 5'.
     
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    This is the department in charge of enforcing the porn ban.
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
    Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport - Wikipedia

    Here is what they have to say about it:
    UK to introduce world first online safety laws

    They offer to let people comment on the government's safety plans up until July 1, 2019. Follow the link to the Online Harms White Paper: Online Harms White Paper

    The cited dangers causing them to ban porn they say include terrorism and criminal gangs.
     
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    Skimmed over it but didn't see a thing that mentioned the harm that porn does. Maybe I missed it.

    Got a link to such information?

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    Obviously it causes terrorism and criminal gangs or didn't you read the paper?
     
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    Hehe. I love your naive optimism. I agree that parents should be monitoring their child on the the internet. I also know better than to assume that is always the case.

    But eh, what are ya gonna do?
     
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    Ahh yes. All those roving criminal gangs who were so traumatised by the natural human body that they joined gangs to compensate?And those evil terrorists who.....viewed porn as youngsters so they decided to join terrorist groups because??

    Geez who comes up with this nonsense?
     
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