Censorship is unacceptable

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UK ISPs erect "Great Firewall of Britain" to censor Wikipedia

I used to use Eclipse in UK and recommended it to others, but they are now involved in this censorship scandal. Unacceptable.

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pabs 8 years, 9 months ago

Govt is doing something similar in .au :(

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Kai Hendry 8 years, 9 months ago

Is it censorship if ISPs voluntarily sign up to it? They aren't mandated by law.

The same way a book shop can voluntarily sell or not sell pornography.

The problem I think is that there does not seem a way to opt-out such a service. IWF covers almost all UK ISPs and there is no way of turning it off AFAIK.

It's a slippery slope and I'd rather not have IWF on my cable connection at all. However it seems I can't do anything about it. There is no other cable supplier except Virgin Media.

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MJ Ray 8 years, 9 months ago

It's censorship for most of those ISPs' customers, who were never asked whether they wanted to sign up to IWF's ultra-conservative filtering and - in some instances - not even told abou tit. I know of one person (rar42) who called Virgin Media and was told they weren't filtering. Ironically, VM carry several porno channels on their TV service.

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