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(Info Wars)   U.K. govt. to block all porn and "horrific search terms" by the end of the year at the ISP level. Please forward any complaints to the Ministry Information Adjustments   (infowars.com) divider line 115
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2013-07-22 08:33:51 AM  
Nice thing to sneak into the news cycle while everyone is fawning over the impending arrival of a new Prince.
 
2013-07-22 08:42:37 AM  
Well, that's an exercise in futility if I ever heard of one.

/porn... finds a way
 
2013-07-22 09:02:23 AM  
This will lead directly to higher education, as million of Britons start reading up on what a proxy server is.
 
Pud
2013-07-22 09:07:58 AM  
Who gets to decide what "horrific search terms" are?
 
2013-07-22 09:30:25 AM  
The next time one of you people wants to post a Daily Mail link, especially if you're continuing that dumb joke where the artilce has a picture of some 300 pound whale and you say she's a "hottie" in the headline, remember that the Daily Fail pushed hard for this, and is claiming a victory:

'The Daily Mail has campaigned hard to make internet search engine filters "default on". Today they can declare that campaign a success,' Mr Cameron said.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2372833/Internet-porn-block-E V ERY-home-Victory-Mail-PM-David-Cameron-pledges-opt-rule.html#ixzz2ZmTL VQrk;
 
2013-07-22 09:33:24 AM  
It was only a 'opeless fantasy,
it passed like an April day
but a look and a word and the dreams they stirred
they have stolen my heart away....
 
2013-07-22 09:35:39 AM  

dittybopper: It was only a 'opeless fantasy,
it passed like an April day
but a look and a word and the dreams they stirred
they have stolen my heart away....


Here comes a candle to light you to bed, here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
 
2013-07-22 09:41:44 AM  
Here's the thing: even if, for the sake of argument, we grant that government has the right, and maybe even the duty, to do this, you should still opt out.  Why?  Because this kind of filtering just doesn't work.  It's going to block a lot of legitimate search terms.  When this has been tried on a smaller scale in places like schools and companies, you've seen things like searches for information on breast cancer treatment and assistance for rape victims blocked.  The technical problems this thing will have alone make it unworkable to me.

Then throw in the concerns about giving the government power to define "bad' search terms, and you've really got an Orwellian nightmare.
 
2013-07-22 09:45:51 AM  

Pud: Who gets to decide what "horrific search terms" are?


More important is who gets to do the research.
 
2013-07-22 09:45:52 AM  
But think of the children!
 
2013-07-22 09:50:04 AM  
img1.fark.net

Seems legit
 
2013-07-22 09:52:27 AM  
So, computers will all have NetNanny preinstalled with full ability for the owner to turn it off?

As far as European censorship goes, this one isn't that bad.

/Then again, I live in a country with a Constitutional right to Internet porn -- see  Janet Reno v. ACLU and  John Ashcroft v. ACLU
 
2013-07-22 09:53:00 AM  
The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.
 
2013-07-22 09:53:18 AM  

Gig103: Nice thing to sneak into the news cycle while everyone is fawning over the impending arrival of a new Prince.


They suspended the 4th and 5th amendments while everyone was obsessed with Trayvon.

/Its not like politicians to let a good distraction go to waste.
 
2013-07-22 09:53:40 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: This will lead directly to higher education, as million of Britons start reading up on what a proxy server is. simply turning off the software.


FTFY.
 
2013-07-22 09:55:18 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.


It was in 1996, the Communications Decency Act, and it only took a year for the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in  Janet Reno v. ACLU to show that Americans do, indeed, have a Constitutional right to Internet porn.

/America, fark yeah.
 
2013-07-22 09:56:20 AM  
Laughs at the idea:

media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-22 09:58:40 AM  
While this is a genuine story about censorship, pandering to the moral-panic brigade and overall 'think of the children' bullshiat, could we have it from a link that isn't run by a deranged conspiracy nutjob who's one steak short of a heart attack? I'd quite like to not give Infowars the oxygen of clicks. There are plenty of legitimate news sources covering this.
 
2013-07-22 09:59:24 AM  

Please forward any complaints to the Ministry Information Adjustments


We can't seem to find them. I guess they're MIA.
 
2013-07-22 09:59:27 AM  
 
2013-07-22 10:03:40 AM  

Pud: Who gets to decide what "horrific search terms" are?


I'll start "Courtney Love naked".
 
2013-07-22 10:08:51 AM  
BBC version http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23401076


This actually sounds pretty bad. Hopefully ISPs and tech companies will fight back.
 
2013-07-22 10:11:12 AM  

quickdraw: Nemo's Brother:


[memedepot.com image 391x390]


You're refuting his claim of liberal fascism by implying that anyone who doesn't agree with the liberal ideology must be insane and therefore placed in a government institution.  Sounds legit.
 
2013-07-22 10:14:10 AM  
Semprini?
 
2013-07-22 10:14:16 AM  
Good luck with that
 
2013-07-22 10:20:53 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.


"Tried", that's an important distinction. The hard fascism of the conservatives is the method of choice when it comes to imposing quasi-religious laws.
 
2013-07-22 10:31:04 AM  

nekom: Well, that's an exercise in futility if I ever heard of one.

/porn... finds a way


oyster.ignimgs.com
 
2013-07-22 10:34:27 AM  
fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net

/Daily Fail
 
2013-07-22 10:43:02 AM  

FLMountainMan: quickdraw: Nemo's Brother:


[memedepot.com image 391x390]

You're refuting his claim of liberal fascism by implying that anyone who doesn't agree with the liberal ideology must be insane and therefore placed in a government institution.  Sounds legit.


Actually he's implying that some people are so obsessed by "Libs" and the "liberal boogeyman" that they are certifiably nuts and belong in an institution. These people often assume others are implying things that fit their world view instead of the actual message being conveyed. Not that you'd know anything about that.
 
2013-07-22 10:44:10 AM  

Pud: Who gets to decide what "horrific search terms" are?


Manager:  Bob, we need to add a new term to the "horrific search terms" list.  "Anal Spelunking".
Bob:  What?  That's not even real!
Manager:  Yes it is, it was in the suggestion box.
Bob:  So was "scrotal waxing" and "Margaret Thatcher Naked On A Cold Day".
Manager:  You need to work on your attitude Bob.
 
2013-07-22 10:51:26 AM  

reillan: nekom: Well, that's an exercise in futility if I ever heard of one.

/porn... finds a way

[oyster.ignimgs.com image 610x327]


Nice:  There's even a tissue box in the background.
 
2013-07-22 11:00:16 AM  

johnnieconnie: BBC version http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23401076


This actually sounds pretty bad. Hopefully ISPs and tech companies will fight back.


I imagine they will, based on cost/liability alone. If the ISPs are made responsible for enforcing such a block, you know stuff is going to get through and they will get sued by irate parents who thought they were instantly safe and could just leave their kids to freely surf unsupervised, and at the other end of the spectrum you will have irate business owners whose web sites have disappeared off the Internet because their name includes a rude word or whatever (you can imagine the entire of Scoonthorpe will just be gone for most people, not that is necessarily a bad thing). The ISPs will be caught in the middle, plus have the costs of keeping updated lists of who is opted in/out (another area for things to go wrong) and getting an updated list of everything to block and all the exceptions, etc.

/don't really care much either way, will just opt in if it becomes necessary
 
2013-07-22 11:01:58 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.


You forgot Ronald Reagan and Meese's porn commission.
 
2013-07-22 11:12:23 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.

You forgot Ronald Reagan and Meese's porn commission.


Or the fact that Bush II/John Ashcroft were on the verge of going after online porn until they got distracted by some minor New York/Washington kerfluffle.
 
2013-07-22 11:27:21 AM  

js34603: FLMountainMan: quickdraw: Nemo's Brother:


[memedepot.com image 391x390]

You're refuting his claim of liberal fascism by implying that anyone who doesn't agree with the liberal ideology must be insane and therefore placed in a government institution.  Sounds legit.

Actually he's implying that some people are so obsessed by "Libs" and the "liberal boogeyman" that they are certifiably nuts and belong in an institution. These people often assume others are implying things that fit their world view instead of the actual message being conveyed. Not that you'd know anything about that.


The point has been missed.
 
2013-07-22 11:32:00 AM  

FLMountainMan: quickdraw: Nemo's Brother:


[memedepot.com image 391x390]

You're refuting his claim of liberal fascism by implying that anyone who doesn't agree with the liberal ideology must be insane and therefore placed in a government institution.  Sounds legit.


The "Florida Mountain Man" takes Infowars seriously. Shocking. Positively shocking.
 
2013-07-22 11:32:15 AM  

Gig103: Nice thing to sneak into the news cycle while everyone is fawning over the impending arrival of a new Prince.



yea, when a Blue Blood pumps out a Unit, everyone starts slobbering, and gooing, gahing. (Billionaire babies are just amazing little creatures).   imagine that, a Princess gets her grove on and has a baby 9 months later.   incredible.
 
2013-07-22 11:33:33 AM  

Pud: Who gets to decide what "horrific search terms" are?


your Government Owners, who, in turn, are owned by Big Business.   its one big happy family!
 
2013-07-22 11:33:45 AM  
"horrific search terms" ? You mean like "Jar Jar Binks" or "Wesley Crusher episode"?
 
2013-07-22 11:34:28 AM  

Nemo's Brother: This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.


Liberals don't ban things just because they don't like them. You're thinking about the politically correct crowd. Political correctness is not liberal. Political correctness is intolerance pretending to be liberal.

...And to the idiots in the UK who are making this happen:
i560.photobucket.com

The only porn that should be blocked is kiddie porn with real actual kids in it (and actual rape / snuff porn, if there even is such a thing).

/fark political correctness
//with a toilet brush
 
2013-07-22 11:35:49 AM  

Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.



i'm liberal and detest some Turd suggesting that the Internet should be controlled at the ISP level rather than the end user level.

its just a way for them to sneak in and control what is allowed to be done online.  this removes the last truly Democratic means of communication left, since all the 'news' networks are owned by Big Business.
 
2013-07-22 11:40:53 AM  
yah, never moving back to the UK with someone like Cameron in power. (not that Miliband's "de-privatise ALL the services" policies would be any better, ho-hum)

/Might move back to Scotland, if the independence vote goes well, though.
//dual citizenry is awesome
 
2013-07-22 11:47:47 AM  

crozzo: Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.

"Tried", that's an important distinction. The hard fascism of the conservatives is the method of choice when it comes to imposing quasi-religious laws.


Yet is is liberals that have tried to ban porn, rock n roll, rap music, soda, popcorn, salt on tables, lightbulbs and legislate thought in the form of hate crimes in the last 30 years. It is also the left that are trying to ignore the 2nd Amendment and curb the 1st Amendment by keeping tabs on journalists and it was Bill Clinton that invented the Free Speech Zones.
 
2013-07-22 11:49:40 AM  
Anyone buy up www.bringbacktheporn.co.uk yet?
 
2013-07-22 11:50:09 AM  
Sounds like sandvine and/or perftech will get to sell some more hardware.
 
2013-07-22 11:55:17 AM  
I heard liberals tried to ban ozone and food on families
 
2013-07-22 11:56:05 AM  

acefox1: Anyone buy up www.bringbacktheporn.co.uk yet?


I just tried going there for the lulz... there's an actual site, believe it or not.
 
2013-07-22 11:57:52 AM  
Daily fail? Banned.
Page 3 girls? banned
Medical sites? banned.
reddit? banned
Fark.com, if it till had the Foobies link? banned. Oh you forgot there used to be a link..... Better not let them search engines catalog the fark comment sections with hot chicks in barely anything.


the filters will ban a site based on not much. It'd be like the religious right working the filters and gay male porn would make it through somehow but not 'day at the beach' sites.
Maybe the online JC Penny catalog's bra section would get it banned.
Yahoo is busy purging their porn content on tumblr from being easily found by searching.

Stolen comment from reddit.
While you can choose to receive "adult" content, such as reddit.com and other sites with some erotic content (as defined by who makes the list), you must state that you want to receive pornography and be recorded as such. This idea of being on something like a 'pervert's list' is the real problem as is the vagueness that can enter the process based on peoples' opinions of what is considered erotic.
For instance is an erotic text story adult content? The risque centerfolds in tabloid newspapers? Online websites selling lingerie? Dating sites?
 
2013-07-22 12:00:05 PM  

Nemo's Brother: crozzo: Nemo's Brother: The soft fascism of modern liberals.  Just think of the children.

Bill Clinton tried to do something like this in 1995 or so.   This was a little after prominent liberals tried to ban rock music.

"Tried", that's an important distinction. The hard fascism of the conservatives is the method of choice when it comes to imposing quasi-religious laws.

Yet is is liberals that have tried to ban porn, rock n roll, rap music, soda, popcorn, salt on tables, lightbulbs and legislate thought in the form of hate crimes in the last 30 years. It is also the left that are trying to ignore the 2nd Amendment and curb the 1st Amendment by keeping tabs on journalists and it was Bill Clinton that invented the Free Speech Zones.


Show us on the doll where the Lib touched you.
 
2013-07-22 12:03:23 PM  
Wow this is the 15th time either the current party in power has said they will do this. Cue the ISP's handing the bill to the government to impliment this and watch it get dropped like every other time.

This is just the normal Daily Fail bait
 
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