ISPreview coming up with same old same old: not a 100% perfect solution, easy to circumvent, mission creep, risk of blocking legitimate material…everything that applies to anti-spam, anti-malware, anti-dDoS and automated “Quality of Service” solutions already put in place by ISPs to save costs and protect their networks by blocking and filtering relevant “problems” and threats
The UK governments Prime Minster (PM), David Cameron, looks set to put his full support behind the controversial Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection today by calling for broadband ISPs to impose automatic blocks on pornographic internet content and websites.
According to The Times, Cameron will confirm that the current law needs to be re-examined. Ministers are then expected to launch a new consultation on whether ISPs should be required to introduce an enabled-by-default (i.e. you would have to opt yourself out later) style of content filtering system for “all internet accounts” in the country; as was originally suggested by the inquiry.
The move, which we’re sure has nothing whatsoever to do with today’s dire local election results (that’s sarcasm), is expected to form part of a re-launch for the government but one that isn’t likely to go down too well with ISPs, or many ordinary internet users for that matter.
The criticism of ISPreview surely has nothing whatsoever to do with ISPs fearing the loss of revenue as they know too well that – even surpassing the popularity of downloading pirated non-adult content - their subscribers use high speed internet connections predominantly to watch porn (that’s sarcasm)