All 20million families with internet connections are to be forced within months to say whether they want access to online pornography.No, not because I'm addicted to pornography (though I confess, I'm currently reading the last couple of John Norman 'Gor' books, published under my radar last year!), not even because there are no children in the house, but simply because I know only too well that this kind of blanket ban will sweep up many perfectly legitimate sites in its wake.
After all, when O2 implemented these controls a few years ago, my phone stopped accessing many local newspaper sites and is still unable to access some blogs until I got round it by installing Onavo, which functions as a VPN.
Adult content filters are also expected to be fitted to all new mobile phones automatically.
Only an adult will be able to change the filter settings and the account holder will receive a confirmation email. Some providers are also offering text alerts, in case children hack into the account./facepalm
Mr Cameron has argued that web firms have a ‘moral duty’ to act but have not been ‘doing enough to take responsibility’.
He said: ‘I made a promise in July that I would take action to help parents protect their children when online at home and we are now delivering on that promise.’What a pity you didn't decide on a far more important promise to honour, then...
‘As a dad, it is very simple: I want to know my children are protected when they go onto the internet. A family-friendly filter gives me the tool to do that and so this is a really important step forward by the internet service providers.
‘We all need to work together, both to prevent children from accessing pornography and educate them about keeping safe online, and I will continue to ensure this happens.’I don't need to 'work to keep children away from pornography', you massively-foreheaded cretin - that's their parent's job.