UK Will Delegate Online Censorship to StudentsAdded: Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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The worldwide-known insecurity outfit McAfee revealed that the move of the United Kingdom to filter the web would be dependent on a team of college students having a day or something about that training.
The insecurity outfit is engaged in creating blacklists of Internet material, categorizing online services into porno, gambling or thirty other definitions. This is done to allow Internet service providers block websites with inappropriate content. The lists created by McAfee are then used by broadband providers BT and Sky for their parental controls. All this represents a part of a new government-sponsored code of conduct. However, the critics point at the fact that the way things are, there would be no chance to view the list of websites that have already been blocked and appeals are at the discretion of McAfee. This means that once a website is incorrectly categorized, it will be extremely hard to undo that.
Some industry observers call our days a Golden Age of the censorship in the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that both television and radio were treated by a perfectly normal committee consisting of retired colonels, nuns and religious loonies, it’s another thing with the worldwide web. As for McAfee, the outfit believes that traditional way of addressing Internet services is too expensive. In addition, the entire process is mostly automated, and the system of the company is classifying the website by found keywords. Of course, not all critics could appreciate such system – for example, PC Pro claimed that humans actually need to take a look and see whether a pornography website is really hardcore or it’s more of an erotic location, because it makes difference, you know.
Meanwhile, the team that was made responsible for covering the company’s customers all over the world turned out to be made up of only 5-10 people. Moreover, it was a very popular job for… university students! The applicants get the training which involves going through several online services and the different ratings in order to get just a basic idea of what they have to do.
In respond, a McAfee representative admitted this tiny team has been asked to judge the websites that are considered the most subjective. Indeed, many would agree that it is quite tricky to draw the line between erotic and hardcore pornography, for example.
October 25th,2011Posted by:
Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
|thats ridiculous , 5 kids deciding what is appropriate, what one person finds perverted many more wont. im not into fetishism but i can see its someones personal choice.|
as is what sites you visit.
clearly child porn sites if they existed would be brought down, maybe even hacked and observed to catch the villans ,im all for that but censorship by kids is a bit much,
mind you kids of today are pretty hardcore.
|thats lame, but there will be ways around it|
|posted by (2011-10-25 12:18:02)|
|How can you possibly give a hand full of young adults, 1/2 of which are not old enough to enter a bar, such a high level of responsibility?|
As mentioned above, kiddy porn is an easy target. Go get em! However, deciding what an adult couple may view in the privacy of their home to spice up the love life is beyond their comprehension.
They could offer suggestion on sites, but definitely not final say.
|I agree with Trugger and COMPRENDeDEFUNCT, who are they to decide. Besides this, the UK Should have no right to filter Content as they see fit!|
|posted by (2011-10-26 00:27:31)|
|DEMONLORD4000's comment was short but sweet, and hit the nail on the head. The UK may seem to be the USA's biting poodles but at the end of the day they will simply say, "We've done our bit now pess off" (misprint). We've bigger problems to deal with in Europe than Hollywoods greed.|
|posted by (2011-10-27 10:16:02)|
|George Orwell was right|
|Personally I would prefer not to have 'ability to watch adult material' recorded by my ISP, as goodness knows who might have or get access to this record.|
Unfortunately, although parents can watch children browsing and set up parental safety software, they can't control what kids get up to round their friends houses, 'sex education' included!
|they are such hypocrites considering the UK has the highest teen pregnancies in all of europe...|
filtering out porn is ridiculous since there are kids in the UK already pregnant by the age of 13.
they also have to change the girls mindsets so they all want is not to be pushing a pram. (a pram is a baby carriage)
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