UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until at least October 2019

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Ironhide » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Karl_ wrote:It won't stop anyone who wants to watch porn anonymously from doing so. It is just an excuse to 1. create a bit of moral panic out in the Tory villages 2. track people even more invasively and 3. beef up the country's internet censorship capabilities.


Its nothing to do with "protecting children" but it makes a great way of silencing critics of the scheme who'll just get labelled as perverts for sticking up for civil rights and online privacy.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Meep » Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:42 pm

I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Qikz » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:22 pm

Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Lex-Man » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:33 pm

Qikz wrote:
Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.


As somebody who's taught the kids you're talking about I say a lot of them will be stumped by this block. Although if one kid works it out it'll spread around the whole school.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Octoroc » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:08 am

As I understand it, the legislation only applies to paid sites.

There'll still be lots of free porn for everyone.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Errkal » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:02 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.


As somebody who's taught the kids you're talking about I say a lot of them will be stumped by this block. Although if one kid works it out it'll spread around the whole school.


Yeah kids aren’t techno anything and it will get worse. 90% of “technology” is wrapped in a pretty wizard or app making it a piece of piss to use with no knowledge of how it works.

Kids are consumer of tech but they don’t understand it better etc. they are just more willing to try than older people and app makers are spending lots of money to make everything as intuitive as possible.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Moggy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:37 am

Errkal wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.


As somebody who's taught the kids you're talking about I say a lot of them will be stumped by this block. Although if one kid works it out it'll spread around the whole school.


Yeah kids aren’t techno anything and it will get worse. 90% of “technology” is wrapped in a pretty wizard or app making it a piece of piss to use with no knowledge of how it works.

Kids are consumer of tech but they don’t understand it better etc. they are just more willing to try than older people and app makers are spending lots of money to make everything as intuitive as possible.


All that is true, but using a VPN doesn't take any skill or in depth knowledge.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Lex-Man » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:07 am

Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.


As somebody who's taught the kids you're talking about I say a lot of them will be stumped by this block. Although if one kid works it out it'll spread around the whole school.


Yeah kids aren’t techno anything and it will get worse. 90% of “technology” is wrapped in a pretty wizard or app making it a piece of piss to use with no knowledge of how it works.

Kids are consumer of tech but they don’t understand it better etc. they are just more willing to try than older people and app makers are spending lots of money to make everything as intuitive as possible.


All that is true, but using a VPN doesn't take any skill or in depth knowledge.


They've got to know about it first though.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Preezy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:13 am

Moggy wrote:using a VPN doesn't take any skill or in depth knowledge.

Tell that to this old fart :slol:

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Moggy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:14 am

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Errkal wrote:
Lex-Man wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Meep wrote:I think the government seriously underestimates just how tech savvy kids are these days. Most of them have been using computers not soon after they could walk, they put aging millennials such as myself to shame. Teenagers will have no trouble using proxies to bypass this rubbish while old farts run around embarrassing themselves.

It will protect some very young children happening onto stuff by accident, but all this nonsense could be avoided if they just let parents take responsibility for asking they ISPs to filter their connection.


This is just simply not true.

Teenagers these days have the same amount of computer illiterate people as millenials, for most people a computer is nothing more than a place to google. Most Gen Z people grow up on smart phones as well, not necessarily computers.


As somebody who's taught the kids you're talking about I say a lot of them will be stumped by this block. Although if one kid works it out it'll spread around the whole school.


Yeah kids aren’t techno anything and it will get worse. 90% of “technology” is wrapped in a pretty wizard or app making it a piece of piss to use with no knowledge of how it works.

Kids are consumer of tech but they don’t understand it better etc. they are just more willing to try than older people and app makers are spending lots of money to make everything as intuitive as possible.


All that is true, but using a VPN doesn't take any skill or in depth knowledge.


They've got to know about it first though.


It'll take 3 seconds and will go like this:

"gooseberry fool the porn isn't working! What do I do???"

**Googles***

"A VPN gives me back the porn? Cool"

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Benzin » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:09 pm

There's enough YouTubers with VPN sponsorships recently (including he who must not be named) that all the kids will know exactly what they need to do in order to get around this...

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Lex-Man » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 pm

Benzin wrote:There's enough YouTubers with VPN sponsorships recently (including he who must not be named) that all the kids will know exactly what they need to do in order to get around this...


I'm not sure about kids wanted to pay for a VPN although I guess if they have a part time job it won't mind too much. I guess there are free options though. I guess we'll see how effective it is.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Karl_ » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:28 pm

Using crap free VPNs might be a bigger security risk than the actual porn pass, though then again I think I would still rather the Chinese government knew my fetishes than the UK one

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Moggy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm

Karl_ wrote:Using crap free VPNs might be a bigger security risk than the actual porn pass, though then again I think I would still rather the Chinese government knew my fetishes than the UK one


Just don’t look up Winnie the Pooh porn or else Xi Jinping will send assassins after you.

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by Lex-Man » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 pm

Moggy wrote:
Karl_ wrote:Using crap free VPNs might be a bigger security risk than the actual porn pass, though then again I think I would still rather the Chinese government knew my fetishes than the UK one


Just don’t look up Winnie the Pooh porn or else Xi Jinping will send assassins after you.


Searching for piglet gets you put on David Cameron's fan list, though.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Moggy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:53 pm

Lex-Man wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Karl_ wrote:Using crap free VPNs might be a bigger security risk than the actual porn pass, though then again I think I would still rather the Chinese government knew my fetishes than the UK one


Just don’t look up Winnie the Pooh porn or else Xi Jinping will send assassins after you.


Searching for piglet gets you put on David Cameron's fan list, though.


It’s the only way to get invited into his shed. :dread:

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by KK » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 pm

They’re really struggling to get it up.

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until July 2019
by Moggy » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 pm

KK wrote:They’re really struggling to get it up.


:lol:

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PostRe: UK Government’s implementation of ‘porn pass' age verification delayed until at least October 2019
by Vermilion » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:48 pm

It's still likely to come sooner or later though.


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