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    BT, Sky and VM all being told to use a TalkTalk system.. yes, I'm sure that will go down very will Mr Cameron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Here's another interesting angle (I can't find an article on it yet but the details are all there):
    TalkTalk have developed an ISP level porn filter.
    Their CEO, "Dido Harding," was at Uni with David Cameron (and is also a big Tory donor).
    As we all now know, Cameron is planning to force all ISPs to enforce filtering.

    So, what's a bet he pushes the ISPs to use the technology developed by TalkTalk, thus netting his classmate millions? Could it be this is all just another Tory knees up? (Before I get called out for "Tory bashing" let me reiterate - I distrust all political parties equally!)
    They didn't develop it, though AFAIK they paid for it to be developed... (not by us before you ask!!!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    (not by us before you ask!!!)
    Ah there you are. Any thoughts on the implementation process for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    They didn't develop it, though AFAIK they paid for it to be developed... (not by us before you ask!!!)
    OK that's fair enough, but it's my understanding that it's still their intellectual property (i.e. they have the power to resell it) - do you know if that's the case or are they simply a licensee?

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    Thought I'd put a link up for anyone else who wants to sign the e-petition opposing this on the UK Gov site :-

    Do Not Force ISP Filtering of Internet Content - e-petitions

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    @tom_newton - do your "greatest" minds think that this is a technical possibility to do well, or will the best option (cost/power/processing requirements) be URL filtering (and if so, could you even do deep URL filtering to stop things like google images displaying stuff with safe search turned off without vastly increasing processing requirements). From the looks of it there are significant flaws in TalkTalks implementation (I don't have it so can't test - relying on a year old article so they may have some fixed) - the normal flaws you'd expect from a URL based/basic filter (no deep URL filtering, no header rewriting for forced safesearch etc)

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    I doubt it'll be any more robust than the cleanfeed system currently used.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    I doubt it'll be any more robust than the cleanfeed system currently used.
    You mean to one commandeered to fight piracy on behalf of the greedy media industry?

    Just like this one will be.


    I'm actually slightly ashamed that my mum sees nothing wrong with this... Doubly so that she refuses to listen to any arguments about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I'm actually slightly ashamed that my mum sees nothing wrong with this... Doubly so that she refuses to listen to any arguments about it.
    It's an unfortunate side effect of the "think of the children" pill - people hear that and all logic goes out of the window. (No offence to your Mom - it's the way we've been conditioned to think)

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    @X-13

    I am ashamed that I don't mind it either....

    Maybe it will make a difference for the better? who knows...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    It's an unfortunate side effect of the "think of the children" pill - people hear that and all logic goes out of the window. (No offence to your Mom - it's the way we've been conditioned to think)
    And that sentiment combined with the "if you have nothing to hide" mentality is dangerous

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyroman View Post
    And that sentiment combined with the "if you have nothing to hide" mentality is dangerous
    I really, *really* hate that argument.

    If people truly have "nothing to hide" then they should have no objection to their entire houses being rigged up with CCTV camera's for "their protection"

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    Who edited the thread title from "Cameron the tool" ?

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    I did. This in general Chat and not BTRD where it would not be visible to visitors and Google.

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    is this not aimed at stopping young children from accidentally viewing indecent images. Most of the posts above are complaining that it will infringe on their online habits.

    I have a 6 year old who browses the internet and I do use parent filters but I am very much in a minority and dread to think what some of my sons class mates get to see by accident while at home. Will this not protect them from accidentally viewing some very bad stuff?



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