UK Intends To Restrict Online Porn AccessBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has stepped forward with an idea that many think is impossible to pull off – to introduce a plan that would block pornography on most computers by default, and this idea will not be limited to just notebooks and desktops, but on smartphones and tablets as well. This vision will require a concerted and united effort, but British wireless and Internet providers have already come to an agreement to introduce adult-content filters on phones, public Wi-Fi networks and home computers in the months ahead. Before 2013 is over, these filters will end up as the default setting for anyone who wants to set up a broadband Internet service at home.

Cameron said, “I’m not making this speech because I want to (moralize) or scare-monger, but because I feel profoundly as a politician, and as a father, that the time for action has come. This is, quite simply, about how we protect our children and their innocence.”

Of course, those of you who want to continue getting your dose of online porn will be able to deactivate those filters as long as you are able to “prove” that you are 18 or older. I am not quite sure how far these “fences” that are put up will be able to withstand the power of curiosity in a human though. What do you think, is Cameron and the UK on to something that could be effective in reducing the exposure of kids to porn before they are of a legal age?

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