Pornography

U.K. ISPs To Implement Network-Wide Porn Filters

It will be optional, supposedly

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TalkTalk—it would seem—has blazed an unlikely trail for Britain's big name ISPs by being the first telco to switch on network level filtering of web content. Now, after many months resisting the urge to apply such controls to their services, the other major providers—BSkyB, Virgin Media and BT—have all decided to follow suit.

Your correspondent recently chaired an Internet Service Providers' Association event at which the panel and audience discussed how effective current measures were in protecting children online. The confab proved revealing—with BT and Virgin Media publicly stating for the first time that they too would be introducing network-level filters on their services later this year.