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Standard User Fibre
(experienced) Tue 20-Jan-15 19:33:25
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Sky To Block Porn By Default


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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-30896813

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 20-Jan-15 19:55:58
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Andrew Ferguson, founder of broadband news site ThinkBroadband...



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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Jan-15 20:31:19
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Andrew Ferguson, founder of broadband news site ThinkBroadband...


Seb and John may not be happy with that wink

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 20-Jan-15 20:34:21
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This is the end play of something that has been underway for a long time, as a result of pressure from the Prime Ministers office on all the major providers.

https://corporate.sky.com/media-centre/our-blog/2015...

New customers already have to make a choice of whether it is on or not.

The question is, what will be broken that is not immediately obvious to people until they open a web browser, e.g. apps on tables and phones are not filter aware and if blocked generally you just get an internet not working error so may confuse some people.

Do have a Sky line to test this all on, and have looked at Sky filters before, but am going to leave the settings alone to see what happens, i.e. are those who really decided to turn them off even ages ago left alone.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Jan-15 20:37:52
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The question is, what will be broken that is not immediately obvious to people until they open a web browser, e.g. apps on tables and phones are not filter aware and if blocked generally you just get an internet not working error so may confuse some people.


No worse than public wifi in pubs and hotels etc. People either switch back to cellular data (3G/4G) or work out how to fix - or call the ISP help line.

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Standard User burble
(newbie) Tue 20-Jan-15 21:29:45
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Orange mobile blocks adult content as standard, have done for years, this means sites for shooting forums get blocked despite them not being adult and having junior members. To get it lifted best explain it's to view porn, much less likely to get strange looks than telling them you are a shooter. smile
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(experienced) Tue 20-Jan-15 21:50:48
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Its not just porn, its any site not suitable for under 13s, that covers a huge amount of sites, youtube for one.

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Jan-15 22:25:08
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Orange mobile blocks adult content as standard, have done for years, this means sites for shooting forums get blocked despite them not being adult and having junior members. To get it lifted best explain it's to view porn, much less likely to get strange looks than telling them you are a shooter. smile


On EE it's the same but you can get content lock disabled In your myEE control panel.

Still convinced there's is too much collateral damage. One day it will be a political party website blocked wink

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Standard User NilSatisOptimum
(committed) Tue 20-Jan-15 22:34:00
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Dystopian future is upon us. So far in my experience, these we know best fools, just pay up and baah filters don't work very well.

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Standard User Oliver341
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 20-Jan-15 23:08:19
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The question is, what will be broken that is not immediately obvious to people until they open a web browser, e.g. apps on tables and phones are not filter aware and if blocked generally you just get an internet not working error so may confuse some people.

So far the implementations I have seen have given a very clear message that the site is blocked by parental control filters, with instructions on how to remove the block (i.e. a link to the control panel).

I think it's crucial that these informative pages remain in place.

Oliver.
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