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ExtraTorrent.cc > Articles > Infringing Sites Can Be Reached through UK Public Wi-Fi

Infringing Sites Can Be Reached through UK Public Wi-Fi

Infringing Sites Can Be Reached through UK Public Wi-Fi

Added: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Category: Bit Torrent Freedom > The Right To Share
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, www.extrattorrent.com, 2013
More than half of public Wi-Fi networks in the country fail to filter porn content, while hotels don’t even ask for user’s age. 1/3 of the cafes and restaurants lack safety filters to prevent kids from viewing adult content, with 20% failing to restrict customer access to virtual sex dating websites.
The recent research examined about 200 locations in major UK cities, including cafes, restaurants, shops, hotels and public spaces. The results of the study showed that over 50% of free Wi-Fi hotspots allowed unfiltered access to pornographic material. Apparently, British parents were not happy with the results of the study. For example, over 50% of cafes and restaurants don’t filter access to Internet stores selling knives and swords. 4/5 of them also provide free access to drug-related content.

In the meantime, recently there’ve been two convergent trends: a big increase in public Wi-Fi on the one side, and greater access to smartphones and other devices with a Wi-Fi capability on the other side. This is how children can get access to all that harming content.

The researchers point out that whilst hotels are predominantly private places, where filtering may be inappropriate, such places as hotel lobbies, cafés and restaurants are definitely public, so the content policy should reflect that. According to the results of the study, hotels scored the worst for filtering of pornographic material compared to cafes, restaurants, retailers and public spaces. Indeed, only 20% of hotels blocked access to adult content, and 10% filtered access to online weapons shops.

Filtering should cover not only pornography, but also content related to drugs and violence which is just as harmful but often overlooked. It turned out that publicly owned spaces had better filters in place. The researchers explain that having filters in public spaces is just as important as other restrictions – for example, the smoking ban and modesty covers on adult magazines. But simply having a filter is not enough to protect everything.

Of all the public Wi-Fi hotspots investigated throughout the country, government-owned property and public places like train stations appeared the best in filtering out adult content. 90% of government sites restricted access to porn, though 1/3 of them still allowed full access to Internet weapons stores.

October 3rd,2013

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Date:  Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Comments (7) (please add your comment »)

posted by ET junkie (2013-10-04 01:14:08)
skulljockey avatarThanks for the article Sam Whatever happened to the good old days we would steal Dad's Playboy collection. If we are sharing a Wi-Fi network with 1000 other users wouldn't our personal protection such as Norton, Windows defender etc. protect our own PC's
I was wondering about the cyber attack on Adobe and I believe a couple of their subsidiaries. What kind effect is that going to have on the Adobe consumers?

posted by (2013-10-04 08:11:06)
chains_in_uk avatarMaybye if the politicians in the houses of parliment led by example,saying that porn sites were accessed 300,000 times from houses of parliment computers this year alone,i thought they were working in there for what is best for us YEAH what a laugh HYPOCRITES and corrupt idiots.And they have the cheek to fiddle their EXPENSES for doing it.

posted by Blocked (2013-10-04 08:36:24)
pollyvinyl avatarStrange how this is just filtering throught to the grown up community...the yuff have known this for a long time instead of trying to crack parental controls on the home PC ...just nip down to the nearest wi-fi spot .....bless em

posted by Site FriendET loverSuperman (2013-10-05 09:54:32)
Embolism avatarThe moral of the story is if you want to pirate anything war drive it on a phone or laptop down your local open wifi and say nutz to the NSA,really makes me laugh when I read how all paedo`s and scammers etc use the www when we all know they use the dark web for heinous and illegal activity and the excuse that controlling the www is to keep our kids safe and that threats of criminals including pedophiles is scaremongering to hide their real objectives and circumvent the laws already in place which knocked back the Americans before in their witch hunts.

posted by ET babyET lover (2013-10-11 10:29:39)
eNdEmiOn avatarObnoxious that there is any filtering on public wifi. They don't have the right to decide what I may visit and what not.

posted by (2013-10-14 00:31:30)
PIPA avatari

posted by Blocked (2013-10-16 03:21:52)
No avatarthank alot

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