Internet censorship: David Cameron cracks down on online pornography with 'porn block' option (UK)

Author: Oliver Wright, Independent (UK), Published on: 22 July 2013

Every home in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless the householder choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced. Warning that access to online pornography is "corroding childhood" the Prime Minister said that by the end of next year millions of households will be contacted by their internet providers and told they must decide whether to activate "family friendly filters" to restrict adult material. Customers who do not click on either option...will have filters activated by default...Mr Cameron said he also wanted to close a loophole that meant while it was a crime to publish pornographic portrayals of rape, the possession of such material was not an offence... A Google spokesman said: "We have a zero tolerance attitude to child sexual abuse imagery. We are committed to continuing the dialogue with the Government on these issues."[refers to Bing, Yahoo]

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