Tuesday, February 18, 2014

With Porn Filters Going Oh So Well, UK Roars Ahead In Expanding Them To Include 'Extremist' Content | Techdirt

With Porn Filters Going Oh So Well, UK Roars Ahead In Expanding Them To Include 'Extremist' Content | Techdirt:

The UK government's futile and ham-fisted attempts to purge the Internet of all of its rough edges and naughty bits are about to see international escalation. The country is only really just kicking off their campaign to impose porn filters that not only often don't work, but also have so far managed to accidentally block numerous entirely legal and useful websites including technology news sites like Slashdot, digital rights groups like the EFF, rape counseling websites, and more. David Cameron's government has long-stated they want this filtering to eventually extend to websites deemed "extremist" by the government, and it appears that new proposals being drafted hope to make that a reality sooner rather than later...