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After nearly 4 years, there was no big finish for the “porn blocker” bill as Nicky Morgan announced it was to be cancelled. 

 

UK's controversial 'porn blocker' plan dropped https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50073102

 

The culture secretary said other measures were to be put in place as part of their Online Harms white paper, but wouldn’t confirm it would involve the supply of quieter footwear to wives, girlfriends and mothers.

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  • nikki-red changed the title to Porn blocker bill Is Cancelled

Impossible to Police, I believe. No wonder it has been dropped.

 

A quick google,

 

VPN basics

 

A VPN (or Virtual Private Network, when it goes by its full name) is one of those terms that get increasingly more mentions as online security and privacy come under scrutiny.

 

It seems that many see a VPN service as the go-to solution whenever they feel their online activities are not quite private (or at least, not as private as they’d like them to be). Additionally, a VPN is a fierce tool when it comes to accessing restricted websites and media that are off-limits for a variety of reasons (government censorship, geographic restrictions, copyright regulations, etc) without as much as batting an eyelash, as well as preventing your ISP (Internet Service Provider) from throttling your speed based on usage (it happens).

 

Angel1.

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VPN sales have apparently gone through the roof since this measure was announced. Also there has much behind the scenes lobbying against unintended consequences of this plan.

 

It is intended to protect children from exposure to porn but the cost is to expose many adults to fraud by making them hand over either credit card details or personal passport/driving licence details to verify their age.

 

A badly thought out, rubbish idea.

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3 hours ago, Top Cats Hat said:

VPN sales have apparently gone through the roof since this measure was announced.

I doubt it as until it is enforced and live then there is no need to have one and now its been abandoned there is also no need to when it comes to porn. I have had a VPN since well before this was even debated in parliament.

 

I agree about the badly thought out rubbish idea though.

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Watching the telly last evening, in one of the Ad breaks there was an Ad for a VPN provider. Apparently you have to subscribe and pay to use them. I thought they were free, like going incognito for instance. 

 

Is this VPN jobby how some posters on the forum have different accounts, allegedly.

 

Angel1.

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I suspect they do log IP’s apelike.

 

Probably maintain a list of IP’s attached to each account; and automated systems that alert admin when the same IP is matched to multiple accounts.

 

Why anyone would want 2 accounts is beyond me though.

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1 hour ago, Waldo said:

I suspect they do log IP’s apelike.

 

Probably maintain a list of IP’s attached to each account; and automated systems that alert admin when the same IP is matched to multiple accounts.

 

Why anyone would want 2 accounts is beyond me though.

Trouble is that would only work for static IP's and as nearly all have dynamic ones it would be useless to do that. Just looked at my logs and since June my IP has change 11 times.

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