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    Porn block on PCs | The Sun |News

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    I don't necessarily think it is a bad idea.
    A better one I always thought was to have all porn sites to have a ".xxx" domain address, as an example "www.redtube.xxx".
    This would make it easy for parents to block access to all .xxx sites.

    In all honesty, something should have been done to this effect a long time ago.
    It has always been incredibly stupid for porn to be so easily available to children.
    Parental blocks are easy to get around, there are 1000 sites that tell kids how to do it.

    Whether it is this or not - something should change.
     
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    Making it possible for parents to block such stuff coming into their homes makes perffect sense.

    Blocking it from anybody viewing it is an affront to personal liberty.
     
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    I agree that iit is way too accessible to children, but its a slippery slope. Anyone who has experienced parental control programs or blocks at work can tell you that useful, benign sites are often blocked as well. I can't imagine any government agency doing a better job, can you? I like that xxx domain idea.
     
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    I agree, EXCEPT that it is not actually blocking it for everyone. One can still get their fix all they have to do is ask for it.

    Torn on this one. The slippery slope of course is that next step is no access and the fact that with this set up cops could simply claim because you have access and have children they are exposed.
     
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    It would seem that, once again, no-one has read the article. Yet again, Americans have all fallen into the trap that is otherwise known as the British Press. This 'article' has been built on a proposal, and has dressed it up as an eventuality. No broadband provider will agree to this proposal, which, if you actually read the article, is actually an informal meeting between ministers and internet provider representatives. I can quite confidently assure you that there will be no blocking of any adult IP addresses in the UK.
     
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    The .xxx is not a new idea.
    Back when the internet was relatively small..say 1990 or so. The 3 digit suffix was going to be used to "organize" the net.
    .gov...government
    .edu...education
    .org...organization
    .net...administrative sites.
    As well as by country..example .au for Australia.
    The country suffix took hold, as well as .gov, .edu and .org.
    But then it more or less died after that. .com became virtually "everything else".
    Blocking software trying to block sites by content is incredibly inefficient, and virtually impossible.
    Blocking a site by a suffix would have been very easy, and very effective.

    You can blame the early "the internet is free!!!" gurus for failing to organize the internet early on.
     
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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh. A war on porn !
    Another complete failure.
     
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    Porn is the closest you'll ever get to a girlfriend, needle dick.:lol:
     

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