UK to restrict internet porn and require identification

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  1. kazenatsu

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    UK's upcoming 'porn ban' sparks privacy concerns | Daily Mail Online

    The age block has been delayed by technical difficulties and will force providers of pornographic imagery to provide a comprehensive and safe way of provide proof of age.
    This can be done by uploading imagery of a passport or drivers licence. It can also be done by purchasing a 'porn pass' from a newsagent for £4.99 per device.
    These will only be available to adults and age is verified by the vendor.
    The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which classifies movies in the UK, will be the age verification regulator.

    So hands up anyone that would be willing to upload a scan of their passport to a dodgy porn website just to view the content? Even if you wanted to view the content, there's no way many people would be willing to do that!

    Its all about power, control and money. One step closer to a Police State, a bit more of your personal freedom whittled away.

    The problem is you're giving all your data to the pornographic equivalent of Mark Zuckerberg: "This is what I like, this is who I am, and these are all of the sites I've visited."
     

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