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Sky’s the limit: Sky broadband will soon automatically block porn for all users

Sky’s the limit: Sky broadband will soon automatically block porn for all users

For a country that  supposedly champions freedom and democracy, we sure have started censoring the internet a lot lately.

What started with David Cameron enforcing an opt in and opt out policy has now led to certain types of porn being banned entirely, and now Sky have  decided to take up the ‘good fight’ and will now  automatically block porn for all their internet users.

Yet  before you get ready to raise your pitchforks and march down to Sky’s office – thankfully, this isn’t an outright block. Brand director Lyssa McGowanin was keen to stress in a blog post that it will be ‘simple’ to turn off the Sky Broadband Shield, rather than just a ban on all porn.

She wrote: ‘What we’re doing now is simply making sure that the automatic position of Sky Broadband Shield is the safest one for all – that’s ‘on’, unless customers choose otherwise.’

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‘So how will it work? When trying to visit a website deemed unsuitable for children under the age of 13 during the day, customers will see a page reminding them to make a choice about filtering. At this point, they can accept the current setting, change their protection levels or simply turn Sky Broadband Shield off.’

This watershed style feature is set to give adjustable settings with different age rating options (PG, 13, 18, Custom or none) for different times of the day.

While this may seem annoying, if the settings are that easy to change for the account holder, then it seems odd to disapprove of a notion that can only protect children.

Well, either way, Sky broadband users will find out how manageable the system really is when the Broadband shield goes live over the next few days.

 

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One response to “Sky’s the limit: Sky broadband will soon automatically block porn for all users”

  1. Profile photo of googleclone googleclone says:

    While this may seem annoying, if the settings are that easy to change for the account holder, then it seems odd to disapprove of a notion that can only protect children.

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