[Foundation-l] David Cameron's opt-in filter, Parentport (UK)

Andreas Kolbe jayen466 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 11 14:01:31 UTC 2011

In the news today:


"The Prime Minister will unveil Parentport, an online complaints site targeted at mothers and fathers who have concerns about their children being exposed to inappropriate material.Parents will be able to lodge complaints about specific cases at the site, triggering an Ofcom investigation."


"Subscribers to four of the UK's biggest internet service providers will have to "opt in" if they want to view sexually explicit websites, as part of government-sponsored curbs on online pornography."

It is worth noting here that the opt-in filter to be installed by BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin uses the expression "opt-in" in exactly the opposite way that we have used it in relation to the image filter.

- In relation to the Wikimedia image filter, "opt-in" means the default is unfiltered, and the user can opt in to filtering.
- In relation to BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin, "opt-in" means that the default is filtered, and the user can opt in to view pornography.


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