Sky now blocking all porn

8 July 2016
Sky now blocking all porn

Like watching mucky videos on the internet? Well, if you're joining Sky, as of today, all porn will be automatically blocked.

No adult content for you!

Of course, they aren't completely banning you from any dirty activities - basically, customers will now have to switch the parental filters off before they can look at smut on the internet.

Up until today, new customers were asked if they wanted to use Sky Broadband Shield, which filters what websites you can look at in the privacy of your own home.

Basically, what was once an opt-in affair, is now an opt-out one, as Sky are blocking sites by default.

Sky say: "From today, Sky Broadband Shield will be automatically switched on the moment a new customer activates their Sky Broadband."

If you're signing up with them, remember to ask about it and tell them that you want it switched off, so you can look at whatever you like online, without Sky mothering you.

Why? Even if you're not interested in looking at knacky videos, these filters have a habit of blocking perfectly innocent, and useful sites and pages.

There's been numerous occasions where pages about sexual health have been blocked under these clunky systems.

If you do want Sky Broadband Shield, you can use their watershed feature, which basically allows you to adjust the settings like age rating options (PG, 13, 18, Custom or none), depending on the time of day it is.

The first time you log-on, you'll be told that Sky Broadband Shield is on. It'll automatically set to content that's suitable for children until 9pm and then adults afterwards.

Sky are going to apply this for all Sky Broadband customers who have joined since November 2013 and have not turned on Sky Broadband Shield.

Lyssa McGowan, Director, Communications Products, Sky said: “Customers have really come to appreciate the value of Sky Broadband Shield in protecting their families from unwanted and potentially harmful internet content."

"What we have learnt is that as well as the flexibility to set the right level of protection for their homes, they also want us to make it as easy as possible for them."

"The simplest thing we can do to help them is to automatically turn on filtering and then allow customers to easily choose and change their settings."

"This means they can have complete peace of mind that they will protected online from the word go"

TOPICS:   Technology

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