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Old 07-26-2013, 04:54 AM   #1
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Anti ISP filtering


Somebody has started a petition against the ISP filtering that the UK government is considering:

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/51746
 
Old 07-26-2013, 06:11 AM   #2
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I'd like to sign it, but what if I'm not a British citizen ? Is US or EU citizen ok ?
 
Old 07-26-2013, 06:52 AM   #3
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I'm not sure, but I don't think so. Maybe your gov is considering something similar, then somebody will be sure to start a petition.
Then again, do governments take any notice of petitions? We can but hope...

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Old 07-26-2013, 07:55 AM   #4
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They had to post a statement on the last petition against phone locking. Whether the issue is resolved is not known.

I would definitely sign any petition that prevents filtering, and especially this one as it filters pr0n
 
Old 07-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #5
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Asking your own ISP for access to porn....wow...


[Oliver_Twist_accent]"Please sir, may I have some porn?"[/Oliver_Twist_accent]
 
Old 07-26-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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The best thing to do is make bomb threats and mention the word "Jihad" a lot.
or you could use a vpn.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 08:43 AM   #7
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Here's an article on it:
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/07/...uk-net-filters
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"The BBC reports that Huawei, one of the world's largest manufacturers of telecoms equipment, is controlling popular ISP TalkTalk's web censorship system. The system, known as Homesafe, was praised by Prime Minister David Cameron. Customers who do not want filtering still have their traffic routed through the system, but matches to Huawei's database are dismissed rather than acted upon. In other words there is no opt-out. Mr Cameron has demanded similar measures be adopted by all internet service providers (ISPs) in the UK, to 'protect our children and their innocence.'"
I think in the future they may just keep the filtering on all the time as well as add other things to the filter.
 
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The best thing to do is make bomb threats and mention the word "Jihad" a lot.
Oh yea, I don't see how that strategy could go wrong at all, I'm sure you would get a very swift 'response' ...
 
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TalkTalk + David Cameron? The ISP that's regularly been voted one of the worst in customer satisfaction polls + a clueless Old Etonian. We're in worse trouble than I thought. When's the next plane to North Korea?
 
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TalkTalk + David Cameron? The ISP that's regularly been voted one of the worst in customer satisfaction polls + a clueless Old Etonian. We're in worse trouble than I thought. When's the next plane to North Korea?

Well close, this is the company that will be responsible for the filtering for every ISP in the UK.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #11
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Yeah, I noticed that as well. Is that pronounced "why"? Very appropriate.
 
Old 07-26-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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What a stupid petition.
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Aside from content of a clearly illegal nature the government should not be forcing the presence of filters at all, but instead pushing to improve the involvement of parents in a child's life, and to promote education over flimsy, disruptive, and money-wasting "solutions".
The petition is asking for foolishness to be replaced by fantasy. "Pushing" parents to raise their children properly would be "a violation of bad parents' freedom." So it will not happen. Education requires money and effort. It is much more convenient (and cheaper) to have companies that provide the service to "police" it. The petition is a good idea, but very badly worded and justified. It looks like something written by a middle school student.

In Europe, children can see nudity on television, so what is the big deal with them being able to see it on the internet? Oh, I forgot. Scoring political points by portraying themselves as the champions of decency and protecting the children. (How far away is the next election? Probably soon.)
 
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http://yro.slashdot.org/story/13/07/...more-than-porn
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"The Open Rights Group spoke with several ISPs and found that in addition to pornography, users will also be required to opt in for any content tagged as violent material, extremist and terrorist related content, anorexia and eating disorder websites, suicide related websites, alcohol, smoking, web forums, esoteric material and web blocking circumvention tools. These will all be filtered by default, and the majority of users never change default settings with online services."
 
Old 07-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #14
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Anyone else notice that "advertising" category was missing from that list? If they must implement these filters they could at least do something useful.
 
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Anyone else notice that "advertising" category was missing from that list? If they must implement these filters they could at least do something useful.
That would be bad for business. We can't have that. If anything they may force ads upon you, in your car, on the train, in your home, etc.
 
  


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