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

Thomas Morton morton.thomas at googlemail.com
Tue Oct 11 14:11:29 UTC 2011

On 11 October 2011 15:08, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Also in today's Guardian:
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/11/david-cameron-porn-filter-isps?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487
> ISPs moved quickly to insist that the provisions will only apply to people
> taking out completely new contracts, who will be offered the choice of a
> connection with "parental controls", or one without. "Customers will have to
> choose one or the other, but we won't be making either one the default,"
> said a source at one of the ISPs. A spokesperson for TalkTalk said: "This is
> called 'active choice' rather than an opt-in or opt-out." People who change
> to a different tier of connection within the same service will not be
> obliged to change the setting. BT said that new customers will be offered a
> package of parental control systems, provided by the security company
> McAfee.
Given past reaction (backlash) to the Phorm filtering proposals; I'm not
surprised to see them clarifying this very quickly :)


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