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UK Internet Porn Blocking Rejected

Handpaper The People Who Know Best love this, don't they? (101 comments)

About 70% of the 78 voluntary and community sector organisations that responded answered "yes" to an automatic block while a strong majority of respondents from all other groups answered "no".

For "community [ ] organisations" they don't seem very much in tune with "the community", do they?

Nothing new there then, the NSPCC et al have to keep the pressure on or their State Funding might dry up.

Policymaking with the aid of government funded pressure groups - more incest than you'll ever find online!

about 2 years ago
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Toyota Accelerator Data Skewed Toward Elderly

Handpaper Re:Did you type this on a manual typewriter? (776 comments)

I drive quite frequently for fun, though not as often as I'm on a motorbike, these days.

If you think an AT can be controlled properly, would you ride a motorcycle with one (outside of CVT scooters)?

more than 4 years ago
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UK Government Wants To Bypass Data Protection Act

Handpaper Re:Raise your hand... (262 comments)

I see nothing wrong with Dacre's choice of target in this case.
Through a string of libel rulings Eady has made proper investigative reporting very difficult, not just in the UK but, by acceding to the practice of libel tourism, throughout the rest of the world.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

Handpaper Re:What about Google? (281 comments)

Indeed. And another problem with the UK's censorship is that you don't even know the site is censored - they just falsely return a fake 404 error.

This behaviour is down to the ISP - Demon gives a '403 Forbidden' with an explanation and links.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Gov. Wants IWF List To Cover 100% of UK Broadband

Handpaper Re:The most widespread form of child abuse (281 comments)

I honestly can't see that the ISPs/IWF are actually serious about blocking anything.
The block is implemented via DNS - avoiding it is trivial. It's a sop to the Government, rather than an effective censor.
In fact, as things stand, we may have the best of it. The Government have their 'block', ISPs are 'doing something' and we have our Internet. All of it.

more than 5 years ago

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