UK Users Avoid Online FilteringAdded: Friday, July 25th, 2014
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While the UK Prime Minister David Cameron is confident that British people want their worldwide web censored in order to protect their children, it turns out that he is wrong.
The statistics say that broadband subscribers are overwhelmingly choosing not to use parental-control systems from Internet service providers foisted by the British government: take-up in the single digits for 3 of 4 largest ISPs, even though many of them have to opt into an uncensored web.
According to the Ofcom report, the vast majority of new subscribers refuse to opt for the Internet filters and the idea was just a waste of time. An expensive one though. Only 5% of new BT customers chose to turn the parental control on, 8% opted in for Sky and 4% for Virgin Media. In the meantime, TalkTalk rolled out it own parental-control system 2 years before the British government even thought about it, and the company has had much better take-up of its offering: more than 1/3 of its customers sign up for it.
According to statistics provided by Ofcom, around 40% of UK homes would likely have children in them, but the authority admits that customer demographics varied by broadband provider. For example, BT claims that only 20-25% of its customer base has children of a relevant age.
In the meantime, the regulating body noted that previous research revealed about 42% of British homes with children already had parental controls of some kind before David Cameron introduced his innovation. According to BT, around 9% of its customers (which represents 40% of those with young children) use a device-based filter instead of the network-level filter.
This means that people who wanted to protect their children had already solved their problem and Cameron’s idea appeared useless. Finally, Ofcom had to admit that all filters can easily be ignored by an advanced user, or as it puts it, “dedicated and technically competent user with the help of advice available on the Internet”. In fact, it is known that those filters can be dodged by using basic proxy services like Google Images or Google Translate.
So, what is all this about? The statistics reveals that most British users just do not want to be protected by the government and keep ignoring Cameron’s attempts to censor what they do online.
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Friday, July 25th, 2014
|Yes Cameron you just decide that we want the internet censored. Corrupted little man taking orders from bigger fish. Total scum.|
|@1 absolutely right he has an agenda and its to get kudos or back hander from the USA,Tony Blair was no better and in his 4 years or so of Government he made 25 million out of the supposed WMD`s and creating a war oops sorry,police action.All politicians are bent,|
|Yes all bought and paid for the lot of em.|
|@1,2,3 Bang on, all back stabbing, crooks out for themselves the lot of them, politicians I effing hate them. Did you notice how that tax dodge thing disappeared quietly Hmmm! I wonder why...|
|posted by (2014-07-28 21:07:05)|
|Looking at politicians all together one does ask oneself how did this thing ever get elected? are we really that ignorant to politics?|
|"...it turns out that he is wrong."|
It turns out that David Cameron is wrong about pretty much everything. Why would the stubborn, arrogant, little penguin-face of a man break the habit of a privileged, multi-millionaire lifetime?
Along with his useless, creepy-looking robot friend, George "I Suck at Basic Arithmetic" Osbourne, he's managed to *double* the UK national debt in just a few short years while decrying Labour as the party that borrows too much money! Cameron would rather have everyone in Britain being too poor to buy food or heat their homes in the winter while he borrows an extra £600 million (on our behalf!) to throw away on foreign aid and the like because, hey, it's important for people *outside* the UK to think that everything is just so peachy *in* the UK that we're tossing money away left, right and centre in our beneficence.
To paraphrase the hypocritical Arch-Nemesis, Thatcher: "The problem with privileged ruling elites is that they eventually run out of *our* money."
|@6..Sums up our currant Dictator very well..I firmly believe he wants the net censored like that fat cnut in N Korea so all his perverted expense fiddling cronies can happily syphon off all the goodies with maximum bandwith undetected.|
|the internet is free to choose noto be told not to if one breaks the law and gets caught so be it but give us the right too choose to do so|
|It is quite true that,|
UK Users Avoid Online Filtering,its one of the reasons we are here making comments within the UK, albeit on a site no one without a proxy can view from the UK (which in of itself is amusing) what now has to transpire is for the rest of the world to wake up and get with the concept of freedom and personal liberty.
|I think the "protecting children" angle is just an excuse, of course we need to protect our children but parents and guardians do this just fine with what's already available.All the powers that be want is to control the flow of information , i.e, to censor truthful and informative information that could be damaging to their own agenda's.||
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