Friday, December 20, 2013

Cameron's ISP filter...

The UK government backed ISP filter (the "porn filter" to everyone else), in my mind, has to go down as one of the most poorly thought out ventures into IT in recent years.  

 As an example of what I'm talking about.


The above from BT (British Telecom) shows that they allow you to be able to block out sites "where the main purpose is to provide information such as respect for a partner", as well as those in confusion as they get to grips with their sexuality, but now take a site like this that is not on the list of items you can block.

Websites containing this sort of "tabloid news" stuff is quite OK, apparently.


Personally, I think they should remove the filters and have parents do what they should be doing, which is acting like responsible parents and monitoring their own kids' computer usage.