Sky Broadband to Block Porn by Default in 2016

From the start of 2016, UK internet service provider Sky Broadband will automatically block “adult content”, including pornography, by default, according to The Telegraph. Sky will be implementing its existing Broadband Shield content filter – a system that was previously optional to customers – as standard for its new customers. Existing customers will be contacted in the coming weeks to ask if they would like the filter turned on. If Sky does not receive a response to the e-mail query, it will turn the filter on without permission.

The move follows legislation introduced by UK Prime Minister David Cameron two years ago that requires ISPs to implement ‘opt out’ adult content filters. Other ISPs, such as BT, Virgin Media, and TalkTalk, have already introduced similar default porn blocks, despite the legislation being found to be in breach of the European Union’s current net neutrality rules.

“We believe that this ‘default on’ approach will mean much greater use of home filters and ensure a safer internet experience for millions of homes,” Lyssa McGowan, Sky’s Brand Director for Communications Products, said. “It came about as we looked for the best way to meet the Prime Minister’s objective of providing more protection for children when they use the internet.”

UK ‘Porn Filters’ Ruled Illegal by the European Union

While the European Union’s much-contested net neutrality laws are causing much consternation amongst internet rights activists, one knock-on effect that the legislation has had is to make UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s ‘porn filter’ illegal. The EU’s net neutrality laws require all member countries to “treat all traffic equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference” whatever the “content accessed or distributed”, making Cameron’s “opt out” adult content filter unworkable, to the dismay of anti-porn campaigners.

While a form of adult content filter can still be applied in the UK, it would have to be “opt in” only, meaning that internet users can choose to use such a filter, rather than it being turned on by default. The ruling is designed to put control back into the hands of the use, allowing them to “access and distribute information and content […] via their internet access.” The UK Government required ISPs to introduce the “opt out” porn filter in July 2013.

Despite the ruling, a spokesperson from Downing Street said that “nothing would change”. Another spokesperson told the Daily Mail, “This means that if we need to we will bring in our own domestic law to retain the existing filtering systems the ISPs have put in place.”

Malicious Porn App Took Secret Photos of Users

A fraudulent Android porn app that took secret photos of users and attempted to blackmail them has been discovered by security firm Zscaler. Adult Player purported to offer users pornographic videos, but quietly used an Android device’s front-facing camera to snap the user, lock their device, and try to extort them for $500 (£300) to gain control back. The image of the user taken via the front camera is displayed on the ransom page.

The app is designed to remain on screen once the ransomware has been engaged. It cannot be uninstalled and retains control over the device following a conventional reboot. Adult Player was not hosted by Google Play, and was instead available for download directly from a porn website.

If your Android phone or tablet is affected by such a malicious app, Zscaler advises the following steps:

  1. Boot device into safe mode (Please note that entering “safe mode” varies depending on your device). Safe mode boots the device with default settings without running third-party apps.
  2. Uninstalling ransomware from device requires you to first remove administrator privilege. To do the same, go to Settings –> Security –> Device Administrator and select ransomware app, then deactivate.
  3. Once this is done, you can go to Settings –> Apps –> Uninstall ransomware app.

Since the app is a third-party install and has not been approved by the Google Play Store, neither Google nor Android is culpable for victims of Adult Player.

Thank you BBC for providing us with this information.

Anti-Blocking Website More Popular Than Spotify and Skype in the UK

While the UK High Court has been making busywork of blocking access to a myriad of popular torrent sites via the country’s ISPs, users apathetic to the restrictions have been using the sites anyway via the popular proxy site Unblocked.pw. Torrent fans have flocked to the site, using it to circumvent the token efforts of the UK justice establishment to control internet piracy, so much so that Unblocked.pw has become the 192nd most popular site in the country, placing it ahead of Spotify and Skype.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron loves a good block. Only this week, he was threatening to ban internet porn, because “Won’t somebody please think of the children?”. He said:

“Our one nation government is working hard to make the internet a safer place for children, the next step in this campaign is to curb access to harmful pornographic content which is currently far too widely available. I want to see age restrictions put into place or these websites will face being shut down.”

What is a “one nation government,” anyway? How is that any different from a regular government? Or, is Cameron slyly telling Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland that they don’t really count? In any case, the threat to take away the country’s porn is a deep cut, considering Pornhub, XHamster, Xvideos, and RedTube all feature within the top-100 sites in the UK, with TubeCup and YouPorn close behind:

  • Pornhub (#41)
  • XHamster (#44)
  • Xvideos (#47)
  • RedTube (#92)
  • TubeCup (#105)
  • YouPorn (#122)

At No. 44, PornHub is more popular than Netflix, even. But it was the position of Unblocked.pw that was most surprising, positioned at #192. The site, which is less than a year old, is already more popular than popular IM service Skype (#195) and music streaming site Spotify (#194).

Fighting censorship has been the primary motivation behind running Unblocked,” the site’s admin told TorrentFreak. “It’s to show that whatever regulators do to censor things online, there will always be a way around it. The initial motivation came from when The Pirate Bay was blocked in the Netherlands. We set up Proxybay.co to maintain a list of Pirate Bay proxy sites and show people how to create their own.”

If porn sites were to go the same way as torrent sites, expect to see the saucy equivalent of Unblocked.pw hit the top-200 sites in the UK soon after.

Thank you TorrentFreak for providing us with this information.

Heinz QR Code Leads to Adult Content

The food company Heinz has apologized after a QR code on a bottle of ketchup directed people to an adult website. The company stated that the code used was out of date and that they were taking steps to prevent it from happening again. The issue was spotted by Daniel Korell, a customer in Germany, who reported it to the company.

The issue was illustrative of the potential dangers of QR codes, according to one security expert. The code, which people can scan using a smartphone in order to access content online, was supposed to direct browsers to a site where users could design their own label for a bottle of Heinz Tomato Ketchup Hot, as part of a promotion by the company. Instead, the URL was hosting an adult website.

“I happened to scan it during lunch and I was a bit surprised where I got redirected to,” Mr Korell told the BBC. “I found it rather funny and thought it was worth [sharing] on Heinz’s Facebook page.

The BBC posted: “He reported the issue to the company after spotting it in late May, telling them: “Your ketchup is probably not for minors.”

He said he believed he bought the bottle recently, but that the registration of the URL had lapsed because the related promotion had ended. The site is no longer live. Mr Korell said Heinz sent him a free bottle as a thank you.

A spokesman for the company said: “Heinz in Germany has apologised for the way in which an out-of-date QR code and website link to design a Ketchup label in 2014 has been reassigned to an adult content site.

“Clearly this was never our intention and we are taking steps to avoid this reoccurring.”

I’ve checked my bottle and it doesn’t have a QR code on it, shame really!

Thank you to BBC for providing us with this information

The NSA Has Its Own Special Room for Watching Hardcore Porn

The news may seem a bit awkward, but US forces have found a large stash of adult entertainment content after raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.

This proves two things, one being that terrorists are perverts and the other may indicate that there are hidden messages in some of the pornographic material. NSA analysts were then tasked to visit the websites frequented by jihadists in search of encrypted messages in the digital porn clips and photos.

“We have terabytes of this stuff,” an US intelligence analyst told The Daily Beast.”It isn’t possible that they are encrypting messages in all of this stuff. Some of these guys are just perverts.”

Watching porn all day long and getting paid for it may seem a great job, but the reality of it is that the content may be disturbing at some point. It is said that not all clips and photos are similar to what you know from PornHub related sites, having some of it including pornographic images of children.

This is why the intelligence agency has a squad of psychiatrists and therapists to help employees tasked with the job of watching these pornographic material cope with what they see.

“They’re being exposed to material that, day in and day out, we’re not exposed to broadly in America,” a senior physician with the CIA’s Office of Medical told Daily Beast.”That has its own sort of impact and own sort of, for lack of a better term, shock value.”

“Typically, for operators working in support of military operations, they’re told, ‘You’re going to see images that might disturb you. Just prepare yourself and realise there are counselling resources available to you,'” an ex-chief of the NSA’s elite Tailored Access Operations group added.

Employees who work with this type of material are not uncommon to go through regular depressions and grief, in addition to feelings of anger and a sense of urgency to track down those responsible.

Thank you News.com.au for providing us with this information

Xtube Infecting Visitors With Malware

Adult site Xtube, rated in the top 800 sites in the United States, has been compromised and is infecting users with malware, warns Malwarebytes Labs. Visitors to the site can be redirected to the Neutrino Exploit Kit, exploiting a Flash vulnerability (because of course it does), to deliver the Trojan.MSIL.ED malware.

Malwarebytes says that Xtube has been made aware of the problem, but is yet to isolate the cause.

“Contrary to a malvertising issue where the problem is external, XTube admins need to look at their own server to identify the issue,” Jerome Segura, Senior Security Researcher at Malwarebytes, said. “Based on what we saw, this [is] a dynamic infection that injects [a] malicious iFrame ‘on-demand.’ In other words this is not hardcoded in the page’s source code, but added on the fly.”

The community section of the website is particularly affected, according to Segura, but adds that other pages on the site are infected. “We have seen server-side infections before that exhibit this type of behavior and they require a thorough review of the entire system and its logs,” Segura said.

Source: SC Magazine

Facebook Falling Prey to Porn-Based Malware

‘Don’t click on Facebook porn links’ is, generally, a good rule to live by, but it is doubly true right now: porn-based malware is spreading across the social network, infecting over 110,000 in just two days.

The malware is disguised as a YouTube video, but one that supposedly requires a Flash update (a giveaway in itself since, in the last few days, YouTube dumped Flash in favour of HTML5). Clicking on the link to download the Flash update will install a Trojan on your system that can override your keyboard and mouse, and then proliferate the malicious link on your Facebook profile.

Facebook has issued the following statement on the matter:

We use a number of automated systems to identify potentially harmful links and stop them from spreading. In this case, we’re aware of these malware varieties, which are typically hosted as browser extensions and distributed using links on social media sites. We are blocking links to these scams, offering cleanup options, and pursuing additional measures to ensure that people continue to have a safe experience on Facebook.

Source: Gizmodo

TalkTalk Forces Porn Filter on Customers

UK ISP TalkTalk is activating an adult content filter by default for all its users, thanks to prompting by tech-illiterate Prime Minister David Cameron. Under TalkTalk’s HomeSafe system, any website deemed to be hosting adult content will be blocked, unless users opt out.

According to the Alex Birtles, writing on the TalkTalk blog, auto-on content policing is for the user’s “peace of mind” and is “helping families stay safe online”. Birtles then writes, “We pre-tick the ‘on’ option, but it’s the customer’s choice”.

The Open Rights Group (ORG), however, contests the idea that content filtering benefits the public. Jim Killock, executive director of ORG, told the BBC, “Censorship should never be turned on by default.”

He added, “Filters block all kinds of websites, including some that provide useful advice to children and young people,” referring to instances of abused children being blocked from websites such as childline.org and samaritans.org by supposed adult content filters.

Source: BBC

Sky Now Blocking Porn By Default

Sky Broadband has announced that it will be automatically blocking pornography and all material deemed unsafe for children aged bellow 13. The company’s “Sky Broadband Shield” will be automatically switched on for all users “in the next few weeks”.

In a blog post, ‘Brand Director’ Lyssa McGowan, said that “what we’re doing now is simply making sure that the automatic position of Sky Broadband Shield is the safest one for all – that’s ‘on'”. She added that users will be able to disable the filter by changing their settings.

McGowan stressed that the decision isn’t too much different from the current situation, in that all users will be sent an email upon the filter’s activation, giving them option of whether they want to keep it on or not.

“From January, we’ll be emailing our customers who haven’t chosen to activate or disable Sky Broadband Shield explaining its benefits and giving them the opportunity to make a decision one way or the other. Customers can activate Sky Broadband Shield, adjust or decline it at any time. Or they can simply wait for us to turn it on.”

Sky isn’t the only ISP to have a filtering system – all UK ISPs must have such a system, but currently none of them switch it on by default. Sky will be the first to do so.

Source: BBC News

Xbox the Most Popular Console for Porn, According to PornHub

Xbox users were the most frequent viewers of pornography in 2014, according to an end of year report by website PornHub. Microsoft’s Xbox consoles – both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, presumably – account for 45.7% of traffic from gaming machines, up 70.5% on last year.

Sony PlayStation users are also well represented, having a 40% share of console traffic, but is down on 2013’s figure by 36.8%. Wii Owners are at 8.2%, while the two handheld devices, the PS Vita and Nintendo 3DS, are responsible for 8.7% and 1.1% of PornHub views, respectively.

Source: Polygon

Researchers Suggest Internet Porn Has Caused Drop in US Marriage Rates

Researchers from the Institute for the Study of Labor in Germany have discovered a correlation between the decline in marriage in America and the proliferation of free pornography online, and suggest that the former may be influencing the latter.

“The results in this paper suggest that such an association exists, and that it is potentially quite large,” the study reads.

Researchers looked at data from the General Social Study, analysing the internet use of 18-25-year-old men between 2000 and 2004, specifically time spent online, and what percentage of that time being spent looking at pornography.

One of the paper’s authors, Dr. Michael Malcolm, Professor at the University of West Chester, Pennsylvania, said, “We asked ourselves, what is helping determine whether people are married or not? One of those things, we thought, could be the use of pornography.”

Malcolm tested the hypothesis that a rise in pornography use may have impacted marriage rates, comparing other factors, such as age, income, education, and employment. Of all the factors, use of internet porn seemed to have the biggest relation to low marriage rates.

Although the correlation is far from definitive, it does suggest that men who use porn are less likely to get married, rather than the other way around.

Source: The Washington Post

UK Government Adult Website Filter Issues To Be Fixed

Recently the UK government flipped the switch and activated their adult content filter, which would prevent many users here in the UK from seeing adult sites, needing to opt out of the scheme to access them. However, the band didn’t just block certain adult sites, but it also blocked copyright blogs, relationship education sites, the sites for women’s crisis centres, all of which were marked as being dangerous for family viewing!

The government has admitted the error, but in all honesty they shouldn’t have launched into this stupid plan without more extensive testing and it’s just another prime example of a bunch of people governing a system they no little or nothing about. To fix the problem, the government has started work on white-listing certain sites that shouldn’t be censored, while also building an appeals system should any site be blocked unfairly.

I’m personally completely against this idea, but only because myself and my family are computer literate enough to manage it ourselves, as well as actually supervising my younger children while they use the internet. It will however be interesting to see how successful this new scheme is, obviously its off to a bad start, but I guess it needs time to be fine tuned to the point where it actually does some good, and of course those who don’t want a block can always have the filter removed.

Thank you Engadget for providing us with this information.

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Streaming Porn Is Not Illegal Rules German Court

Earlier this month there were reports that a German law firm has dispatched thousands of threatening letters to people who had used the online streaming service RedTube. The letters demanded a cash payment of 250 Euro per clip due to copyright infringement.

The matter ended up in court and it looks like for now the Germans can continue happily watching their free adult content without breaking the law. The Cologne district court originally allowed law firm Urmann _ Collegen (U+C) to send out the letters on behalf of Swiss rights-holders, but the Court has since changed its mind following numerous complaints.

Many of the complaints focused on the fact that streaming isn’t the same as downloading, it’s not immediately obvious that these kind of sites are an illegal service and that they also wanted to know how The Archive and U+C obtained their IP addresses in order to identify them.

It seems then that this was nothing more than a poorly disguised attempt to extort money from mostly unsuspecting and innocent people, and it’s great see that the legal system corrected the initial mistake.

“It is deplorable that our users were targeted in such an underhanded and malicious manner. Copyright protection is a critical issue and we are overjoyed that German citizens can once again surf the internet without threat of legal penalty. This ruling is a victory not just for RedTube users, but for anyone who accesses a streaming website. It sends a clear message that the exploitation of personal information and the violation of privacy for financial gain will not be tolerated.” Said RedTube Bice President Alex Taylor in an official statement.

A final ruling will be made in January, but for now, the German based users can enjoy the site without fear of prosecution.

Thank you Gigaom for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of RedTube.

NYPD Police Officer Steals Pornographic Images From Arrestee

The New York Daily News recently reported on a case about a woman who possibly had her privacy invaded by an officer of the New York Police Department.

We are living in a digital age. An age where we are able to have and use many different electronics to communicate with others, as well as keep track of our day to day life, many of these electronics are all-in-one units. Pamela Held a 27 year old woman, is set to sue the New York Police Department because an officer, Sean Christian, allegedly forwarded explicit images and videos of Held, to himself. The digital content was stored on Held’s cellular phone. Held is claiming that the officer invaded her privacy by forwarding the content. Her lawyer, Richard J. Soleymanzadeh, has said that the phone the content was sent to is the officer’s personal cell phone.

On 6 February 2013, Held and her friend were pulled over by a police van because there was not an inspection sticker on the vehicle. When held was pulled over the police found prescription drugs and marijuana in the vehicle, then arrested Held and her friend for possession. At the station-house the police questioned Held about where she had been that night, she explained that she was visiting a friend and that she could prove it by providing them with text messages. Held gave an officer the passcode for her cell phone and pointed out the messages. The officer left the room with her phone while she was processed for the drug charges.

Three hours later Held’s phone was returned to her as well as a desk appearance ticket, which is an order to appear in Criminal Court for arraignment. Later that evening was looking over her phone and noticed that a text message was sent with photos and videos of her attached to it. There were a total of 20 explicit photographs, and five videos of her that were forwarded from her cell phone. Held contacted her lawyer, who had his private investigator trace the number, which lead to Christian’s phone.

Christian has been an officer for 10 years, and has denied forwarding the photos and videos, he also claims that he has never met held or worked at the 104th Precinct. Police sources have confirmed that Christian is assigned to the 104 Precinct in Ridgewood, Queens, and that he is currently being investigated by Internal Affairs because of the complaint by Held. Internal Affairs detectives worked with Held to secretly record a call to Christian in which he chatted with Held, even flirting with her for 50 minutes.

The case about the drugs against Held and her friend have been adjourned with the contemplation of dismissal.

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Pornography To Be Blocked In United Kingdom By End Of 2013

If you don’t like porn then this really won’t matter to you, but if you do like porn this might send you into an uproar. To clarify before I begin, I want to give you a short, and simple definition of porn.

Pornography: Printed or visual material containing the explicit description or display of sexual organs or activity.

Earlier today the BBC reported on Prime Minister David Cameron’s announcement that all UK Internet Service Providers will be blocking online porn later this year.

Though if you still want to be able to access your favorite pornographic websites, it seems all you will need to do is ask by the end of this year. If you currently have internet services, your ISP will contact you and ask if you want to have adult rated material blocked. All new customers will automatically have the filters in place. This will be affecting 95% of all homes which are online.There will also be a ban on possessing online porn depicting rape.

The idea behind banning porn, is to keep innocent children from the prying eyes of children. With these new laws in place, it will help block illegal materials, and ensure streaming pornography videos will have the same rules as porn sold in sex shops. And help keep the smut out of reach of any old Joe. Of course this will not block all porn entirely, and many people will still find a way to view porn. Perhaps hotline servers will become popular again.

The Prime Minister wants to have porn blocked from public Wi-Fi Networks, and wherever children are likely to be present. Personally, I do not have any issues with blocking porn, I do feel that it should be accessible to adults that want to access the content though. Blocking sites that have pornography on them, or have adult content could make the internet a more difficult place to gather information, or even access.

Image from Mashable

UK ISPs Will Filter Adult Content By Next Year

According to a report by Wired.co.uk British ISPs will begin automatically filtering adult content from their services from 2014. Apparently the filter will not completely block adult content for everyone, in fact it is possible to turn off the filter for several hours at a time. They are trying to make filtering a standard across the industry that will affect both new and existing accounts. Apparently the filtering is going to be “auto-on” but can be turned off.

“We will have automatic put on, so if you turn the filter off at 9PM, it turns on again at 7AM,” Claire Perry MP said.

The filter is already causing outrage because even though it can be turned off when you want, people are questioning what right does the government have to choose what we can access and when we can access it. Many are suggesting that government should make the filter auto-off so that end-users can decide to turn it on if they so wish. Personally I think the government should just keep their noses out of our internet services because a whole range of questions pop up from this such as who decides what “adult content” is? We could easily see websites being wrongly blocked by such filters if the system isn’t intelligent enough.

What are your thoughts on all of this?

Image courtesy of Wired.co.uk

Stealing Is Bad, But Stealing A NASA Laptop Full Of Porn & Getting Caught Is Funny

Today just seems like it’s going to be one of those days, first a law suit over internet cat memes and now we hear that a man has been arrested for stealing porn from NASA, but of course it’s not as simple as that, so let’s try explain this one better.

In what initially appeared to be a case of Chinese espionage, with a NASA laptop stolen and taken on a plane to China in the hands of Bo Jiang as FBI agents boarded the plane to arrest the man in question. Bo Jiang is a doctorate in electrical engineering and until recently he was a contractor for NASA at their Langely Research Center.

Unfortunately for Bo Jiang he lost his contract after Congressman, Frank Wolf claimed that some of the Chinese engineers at NASA were posing a security risk. Unfortunately for Jian he had a NASA owned laptop with him and was on his way back to China.

Of course all the business with Congressman Frank Wolf, the FBI, the loss of his job and no doubt a few other “bad luck Brian” kind of moment led up to his arrest and at best Jiang has only broken NASA policies by carrying the laptop with him as it turned out to contain no sensitive material as Jiang didn’t have that kind of clearance for project at Langley.

Unfortunately for Jiang, his back luck didn’t end there as investigators found the laptop was loaded with pornography and pirated movies, adding insult to his injury of loosing his job, he was simply on his way home and wanted to take his erm… “entertainment” home with him.

I guess you could say he’s going to get off lightly, he will have to plead guilty, but he’ll have to live with the embarrassment of the FBI finding his digital stash.

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Internet Porn Escapes Europe-Wide Ban at the Last Minute

Following the lead of Iceland, the European Parliament was considering and debating a proposal to blanket ban all forms of pornography across the European union member states. This was supposed to come in the form of banning advertising porn, print media porn and internet porn. These measures were part of the proposal “Eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU” and it was put to vote in the European parliament. The voting was a clear majority in favour of the porn ban, being passed with 368 votes for and 159 votes against.

The original proposal suggested Internet porn was going to face the chop by including the phrase:

“with a view to developing a genuine culture of equality on the internet; calls on the Commission to draw up in partnership with the parties concerned a charter to which all internet operators will be invited to adhere.”

Unsurprisingly enough a lot of resistance was encountered because the responsibility of policing internet pornography was placed upon the shoulders of Internet Service Providers and as we know ISPs hate having to enforce any measures unless they are literally forced to by law. This is because policing their traffic is expensive, time consuming and resource intensive so avoiding it all costs makes business sense.

Consequently, this entire section was defeated by MEPs and thus limiting the ban to advertising and printed porn only. Swedish Pirate Party member and founder Rick Falkvinge also stated that MEPs removed a section calling for each EU country to create an independent body to regulate the media (all sounds very authoritarian to me).

News of the proposal did break last week and many people contacted their MEPs concerned about the issue. More controversy was raised when it turned out that the European Parliament blocked emails on the topic. The proposal that has been passed is not legally binding and still has to be drafted into legislation which then has to be voted on in European parliament before any real effects are seen. So the internet is safe this time around, although we are sure that other attempts at censoring the internet will come around again, only too frequently.

What is your view on a ban on internet pornography? Is it necessary? Is it feasible? And more importantly will it even help remove gender stereotyping?

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Iceland preparing legislation to ban Internet Pornography

Iceland isn’t exactly a “Big Brother” state when it comes to censorship but things look set to change slightly as Iceland’s Interior Minster Odmundur Jonasson has proposed legislation to ban access to internet pornography. Iceland already has a ban on physical pornographic media such as DVDs and magazines but now its ministers want to extend this to internet services.

The proposed legislation comes from what the Icelandic government sees as social unrest and negative impacts on young people caused by watching porn, particular that of a violent nature. The method of blocking expected to be used is that of a simple IP ban on all pornographic addresses. The use of Icelandic credit cards to purchase pornographic content will also be deemed illegal.

“If we can send a man to the moon, we must be able to tackle porn on the Internet. It is anti-violence because young children are seeing porn and acting it out.  That is where we draw the line.  This material is blurring the boundaries for young people about what is right and wrong.” said Halla Gunnarsdottir, political advisor for Ogmundur.

The Icelandic government claim this is not anti-sex legislation but an attempt to stamp out sexual violence among its population. My concerns with this legislation come mainly around the fact that any censorship tends to infringe upon civil rights and that access to pornography is something that you can’t simply stop with an IP ban, people will always find a way around it. Just like torrent and peer to peer websites, if you take one down then another will surely pop up to take its place. The ban on strip clubs the country previously enacted was successful because it was enforceable – you can shut a strip club down, however the internet is virtually extensive and policing it is near impossible.

Surely good parenting and strong education should be enough to prevent most sexual violence and teach people the difference between right and wrong. Let us know what you think. Is this a good move by the Icelandic government? Is it achievable? And more importantly will it even work?

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