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    MP behind the announcement gets her blog hacked and filled with porn. Displays a complete lack of technical understanding on twitter. Blames another blogger. Is probably going to get sued.

    BBC News - Net block MP Claire Perry in spat over porn hack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    ... I know this because there are two 'countries' on Reddit that are at war with each other..

    Link please? Curious to see this

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    MP behind the annoucement gets her blog hacked and filled with porn.

    BBC News - Net block MP Claire Perry in spat over porn hack
    Give them a medal! Priceless
    Last edited by Fleetwood; 24th July 2013 at 05:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    MP behind the announcement gets her blog hacked and filled with porn. Displays a complete lack of technical understanding on twitter. Blames another blogger. Is probably going to get sued.

    BBC News - Net block MP Claire Perry in spat over porn hack
    LMAO. I hope they block her website and she gets sued for stupidity.

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    Don't fret, it turns out a company from that well known bastion of free speech and democracy China will be tasked with implementing the UK's web censorship.

    BBC News - Chinese firm Huawei controls net filter praised by PM

    I feel safer already.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    If you pay a little more a month for a business class connection off XILO or AAISP you can continue on your merry way without worry about this affecting you.
    Simply switching to a home broadband package from Andrews & Arnold (or one of the other smaller ISPs) would be enough.

    UK ISP on porn filters: if you want internet censorship 'move to North Korea' « Wired

    UK ISP Andrews & Arnold has publicly lambasted David Cameron's automatic porn filter decision and says it will not be using them, explaining "sorry, for a censored internet you will have to pick a different ISP or move to North Korea".

    The statement, pointed out by TechEye, might have a comical-sounding turn to it. But the people behind Andrews & Arnold feel strongly about their role as a service provider.

    "It is not our role to try and censor what you do with the internet. We do not try and log or limit what you are accessing. It is your responsibility to stick to the laws that apply to you. We have no intention of putting in place any censorship systems or using censored transit feeds."

    "Active choice" it argues, "is not a choice".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Simply switching to a home broadband package from Andrews & Arnold (or one of the other smaller ISPs) would be enough.

    UK ISP on porn filters: if you want internet censorship 'move to North Korea' « Wired
    Hmmm - just checked their basic home package - ADSL 50GB download / month. £25
    My kids would hit the 50GB in 3 days.

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    Has everyone seen the latest on this: http://m.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/09/uh-oh...o-blocks-vpns/ ?

    It was only a matter of time before they started classifying other sites under it... I just didn't think it'd be this quickly!

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    If a kid's smart enough to know what a VPN is and how to effectively utilise one, then he probably knows a million other ways to get around this filter.
    It would be plausible. Plausible (but still a crock...) if they said Proxies. But VPNs? Really?

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    I was thinking over the weekend about this, and wonder if anyone out there in Edugeekland has looked at running Untangle/Ipcop/Smoothwall or one of the other firewall appliances on a Raspberry Pi. Having used these at home when my kids were small, installed on discard PC boxes, it would seem to be a good route to enable parents to have control. I'm not suggesting that the majority of parents could build the thing (just like the majority of kids don't understand VPNs), but that it would be a way for schools to provide support, and maybe even earn a few quid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeGilbert View Post
    I was thinking over the weekend about this, and wonder if anyone out there in Edugeekland has looked at running Untangle/Ipcop/Smoothwall or one of the other firewall appliances on a Raspberry Pi. Having used these at home when my kids were small, installed on discard PC boxes, it would seem to be a good route to enable parents to have control. I'm not suggesting that the majority of parents could build the thing (just like the majority of kids don't understand VPNs), but that it would be a way for schools to provide support, and maybe even earn a few quid.
    But, how would the government [et al] monitor everyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    But, how would the government [et al] monitor everyone?
    Same way they always have...

    Spooks break most Internet crypto, but how? | Ars Technica

    I wonder if we can get our friends at Smoothwall to deny they've been paid off by MI5 to include a backdoor for them in their software?

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    It always amuses me when Richard Stallman turns out to be right all along, even though at the time he get's dismissed for being a crackpot wierdo.

    Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder | Technology | theguardian.com

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    Critics: "But we can just use a VPN to bypass it"
    C.Perry: "Gotta get those paedo-infested VPNs!"
    NSA: "Care. We can see it all anyway."


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