• UK to implement age-verification system for porn sites

    11 days ago - By Ars Technica

    The wobbly, squabbling, minority Tory government- propped up by Northern Ireland's DUP -has laid before MPs its first commencement order for the recently passed Digital Economy Act , in which it confirmed that an age checker system for access to porn sites will be brought in next spring.
    "We have taken steps to implement the new age verification requirement for online pornography as part of our continuing work to make the Internet safer," said digital minister Matt Hancock. "The new scheme is complex and will not be fully in place until April 2018, but today we are bringing into force...
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  • Plans for age checks on porn sites highlight the UK government's failure to understand the web

    Plans for age checks on porn sites highlight the UK government's failure to understand the web

    11 days ago - By Beta News

    If there's anything that the UK government has demonstrated in recent years it is that it not only wants to try to take control of the web, but it also fails to understand the web. These two facts make for a terrible combination - something highlighted by the snooper's charter and the government's desire to break encryption on demand. The latest idea - ushered in under the guise of protecting children in a bid to win points - is the introduction of age restriction on porn sites. The Digital Economy Act will require porn sites to use credit card verification...
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