Now you can opt out of all online porn, forever. Good.

11 October 2011

An internet user, yesterday

Do you find that your productivity is being hampered by you spending endless hours viewing pornographical material on That Internet? Yes, we bet you do – it’s not something that applies to us thankfully – porn is WRONG and we’re not weirdos!

But if you are sick and/or weak, there’ll soon be something you can do to help yourself, as four right-thinking web providers will shortly be offering customers the option to block ‘adult’ content as part of their subscriptions.

The quartet in question are BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Horny Virgin and the protection will cover smartphones, laptops and PCs. The new measures come in the face of a recent report from the Mothers’ Union Christian charity, in something called the Bailey Report.

We’re not sure who’ll be charged with the rock-hard task of deciding what is and isn’t to be regarded as adult content. Maybe they’ll ask us here at Bitterwallet – we’re happy to dispassionately sift through thousands of hours of questionable material every month. After all we…. erm, haven’t done anything like that before.

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TOPICS:   Technology

5 comments

  • The B.
    Let's see how many parents actually sign up to it, responsible parents would already have filtering in place so not many I'd wager.
  • Dick
    I would imagine parents would be less likely to sign up for it since it blocks porn for all users, not just the kids. Although I wonder how it will work. It is easy enough to block porn sites, but not sites that carry porn - eg will they block piratebay completely since you can get porn there? Will they block binaries newsgroups? Will someone declare The Sun website porn?
  • Tweedskin
    A news site tested this out and found that the blocking was very general. The wikipedia entry for Al-qaeda was blocked for example. It's ridiculous. Again, the vocal minority are dictating what the silent majority can do. Fucking lazy parents and religious nuts to blame.
  • Wonky H.
    I would expect BitterWallet to get blocked as all it goes on about is the nighttime fun to be had with the wildlife.
  • klingelton
    I won't be signing up to this. it irritates me enough at work that websites are blocked because they may carry skin - however they may also carry a solution to a problem im currently having. i.e. youtube is a gold mine of information yet there are also some skin flicks on there. it's easy for the black and white - but the gray areas will just irritate the hell out of most internet users!

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