🙄 Doug Belshaw So this kind of pisses me off: dajbelshaw.withkno.... I know why BT do it (pressure from UK government) and I know why parents lap it up (lack of knowledge and doing something seems better than doing nothing) but encouraging people to install filtering to solve social issues seems misguided.
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Mark Dain It pisses me off too which is why I switched my ISP to A&A. This isn't an ad -- I just strongly value what they do. Nothing is censored, not even The Pirate Bay. Censoring doesn't work because as they say on the internet, you can't solve a social problem with technology.
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Eric I remember the filter we had at school, it was ruthless and extremely difficult to get round &when you did the IT dep (credit to them!) closed the loophole faster than you could exploit it. It used to block Google Image searches of the phrase "clocks".
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Martijn On the subject of crazy filters: my municipality has one filter for everything, from schools to healthcare. This meant care providers at the youth health services couldn't look up information on sex. A core part of their business.
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🙄 Doug Belshaw Wow. That *is* efficient!
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