UK government to force users to provide credit card details to access porn sites

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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    As if these measures will make the internet safer? That's their argument?
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    Akshay Moderator Staff

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    I'm looking forward to them passing a new set of laws to curb growing credit card fraud in the near future, then.
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    gormless Full Member

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    It's weird. The UK government seems so much more against porn than other western countries governments
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    Whilst simultaneously trying to break encryption too...
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    Siorac Full Member

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    What if someone doesn't have a credit card? Will debit cards work? A quick google tells me you can get those in the UK if you're under 18.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Indeed.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Authoritarian Britain. Well done Tory voters. Another instance of the world going backwards
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    Nope.
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    Marcelinho87 Full Member

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    Our government is against the free internet full stop. That is the problem with old cranks running the show.

    Feck her anyway VPN.
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    Damn, looks like I'll have to download that free VPN.

    Tories have cnuted me over in my job (NHS) and now they want to try and cnut me over in my free time.
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    12OunceEpilogue Full Member

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    Indeed. The main law in force from almost all of these proposed measures on trying to police the Internet is that of Unintended Consequences. The government's stupidity on the backdoor on encryptions issue is bad enough, but this measure is arguably demonstrating a worse grasp of the facts.
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    Dan

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    Not sure how they're going to get US based sites to comply with this.
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    dumbo Full Member

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    Are bing images and tumblr about to get an age verification front end (I've been told they are popular with porn fans you understand). The entire web is saturated, like the carpet in the computer room. How would you even do this without a totalita..... Well how could they even fund it? Would the Tories sell the poor and disabled for fuel policy even net them sufficient funds? Seems like a logistical nightmare.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Totalitorian regime
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    I'm pretty sure there was a story going around recendely about MPs trying to stop online abuse and the answer they came up with was to get twitter to ban unofficial accounts. Lucky it seems they have not idea how the internet works.
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    dumbo Full Member

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    Hey that works!
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin) Staff

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    dumbo Full Member

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    :lol:

    Also from the Sun article:
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    The three wise spanking the monkeys.
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    The tories are basically that woman from the Simpsons screaming "won't somebody please think of the children"
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    SqueakyWeasel Full Member

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    This is what happens when you don't want those meddling Eurocrats making the rules :lol:

    With Brexit sending inflation through the roof, a closer relationship with Trump and now no internet porn you'd think they actually want people to leave the country, Not for Love Island either!
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    :lol:

    Conclusion: 35% of 15 to 16-year-olds are liars.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    I blame 2MM's thread.
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    iammemphis iwillnotaskforanamechangeagain

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    Oh good another way to fall foul of credit card fraud.
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    WackyWengerWorld Banned

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    TBF there is a problem with children/teens being overly exposed to pornography amongst other online threats. Having violent porn as a guide to healthy gender relationships isn't a good influence and porn as a whole probably isn't with young peoples resulting relationship and personal expectations.
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Make that 81%
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    :lol: Too true.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    A government opposed to free school meals doesn't give a damn about children.
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    NinjaFletch Full Member

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    That's not the argument here though, the argument is that giving your credit card details to dodgy websites is a really fecking stupid idea.
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    WackyWengerWorld Banned

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    So thus far at least 2 people who lack IT skills on this thread ready to commit credit card threat in order to maintain their porn addiction. The Torries are right, this stuff is no good for you at all. It's like Crack Porncaine
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    rcoobc Not as crap as eferyone thinks

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    Dont worry, they're still getting an 8p breakfast
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    WackyWengerWorld Banned

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    Well that's fair enough. Although technically you can charge anything back that you haven't agreed to pay for.
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    All this because British parents are too embarrassed to actually talk to their kids.
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    I don't understand the tories fixation on porn.
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    Rightnr Full Member

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    This fossil with her opinions from the 90s needs to be kicked out of politics asap. The UK feels like it's Tea Party run at times nowadays.
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    Clearly a thread for the serious wankers amongst us...

    Just revert to the old fashioned wank bank and some imagination. It's healthier.

    If the government are worried about child welfare porn sites are easily blocked with simple DNS servers.
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    Worried are you?
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    Do the Tories actually understand what the internet is?