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    Default Online Gambling Sites NOW "Targeted" by UKs ...New Internet Filters

    January 25, 2015



    Online gambling sites will be blocked by default in the UK as internet service providers heed Prime Minister David Cameron’s latest ‘think of the children’ plea.


    In July 2013, Cameron announced his proposal to require all internet customers to opt-in if they wished to access a variety of ‘adult’ online material, including sites featuring gambling, pornography and violent content.

    Sky was the first of the UK’s four major ISPs to make the move, announcing this week that it would roll out its new Sky Broadband Shield filter within the next 10 days.

    All Sky broadband customers will have to log in and alter their settings in order to continue accessing their favorite gambling and wanking sites. A Sky PR flack called the move “the right and simplest solution to a problem we all know is out there.”


    Within days, TalkTalk had joined Sky among the guardians of the porno galaxy, pledging to impose its HomeSafe filters in February. Like Sky, TalkTalk’s product requires users to actively disable the filters, which will be switched on by default for all new subscribers.

    There are now just two major ISPs – BT and Virgin Media – who have yet to go Orwell on their customers. BT is surveying its customers as to whether they want automatic filtering while Virgin has so far left it up to subscribers to switch on its custom filtering tools.

    So far, the voluntary take-up rate by Virgin subscribers has been under 10%, in keeping with a July 2014 report from Ofcom that found just 13% of new ISP subscribers had taken advantage of optional filters.

    Critics have already seized on the fact that the filters are blocking a whole lot more categories of supposedly objectionable content than advertised, including sites related to alcohol, tobacco, drugs and anorexia.

    Transparency advocates Open Rights Group said last year that the websites of 54 registered charities had been blocked, apparently based on a wrong keyword or two.

    The Ofcom report found that existing filters blocked 19% of the top 100k most-visited websites, while porn is believed to account for only 4% of sites.

    Some URLs related to the counties of Sussex or Essex had even found themselves blocked due to the presence of the dreaded ‘sex’ suffix. (Finally! A way to avoid the horror that is TOWIE.)

    Vicki Shotbolt, CEO of social enterprise project the ParentZone, called filters “at best a distraction from the most important way to look after your family online,” i.e. having open and frank dialogues with your kids.

    But that kind of personal responsibility wouldn’t give Cameron anything to crow about come the next general election, would it?

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    Laurence, no disrespect intended. I notice that you cite (and link to) the article by CA in 2013. Do you have a recent source that substantiates the "recent" claim as well?

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    Cheers mate

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    Why are they only now starting to think of the children?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther Casino Affiliates View Post
    If you read that item there is a perfect example of "Nanny State" going overboard with the censorship and getting it wrong ...

    The Ofcom report found that existing filters blocked 19% of the top 100k most-visited websites, while porn is believed to account for only 4% of sites. Some URLs related to the counties of Sussex or Essex had even found themselves blocked due to the presence of the dreaded ‘sex’ suffix.


    Doh!

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    Is there even an issue with children gambling online in Britain? I've never heard of one. Blocking porn I kind of understand, but blocking the word 'sex' is counter-productive to sex education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGooner View Post
    Not to mention several UK counties local websites ... there are quite a few Essex website ...
    https://www.google.com/search?q=suss...essex+websites
    Don't forget Scunthorpe

    It's such a ludicrous system, where does it end? Why can't parents take responsibility for what their children do on the internet?

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    I must say that I would be really disappointed if I was living in any of the below mentioned places and they were filtered out just because of the way they sound.

    London Street and Place Names

    Back Passage, London
    Mincing Lane, London
    Mudchute, London
    Percy Passage, London
    Swallow Passage, London
    Trump Street, London
    Cumming Street, London
    Cockfoster, London
    Dick Turpin Lane, London
    **** Hill, London
    Titley Close, London
    Cockbush Avenue, London

    English Village and Place Names in England

    Acock’s Green, Worcestershire, UK
    Babes Well, Durham, UK
    Bachelors Bump, Essex, UK
    Backside Lane, Oxfordshire
    Balls Green, Kent, England
    Balls Cross, WestSussex
    Bareleg Hill, Staffordshire, UK
    Barking, Essex
    Beaver Close, Surrey
    Bedlam Bottom, Hampshire, UK
    Beef Lane, Oxfordshire
    Beer, Devon, UK
    Beggars Bush, Sussex passed her prime
    Bell End near Lickey End
    Bishops Itchington, Staffs, UK
    Bitchfield, Lincolnshire
    Boggy Bottom, Abbots Langley, Herts, UK
    Booty Lane, NorthYorkshire
    Bottoms Fold, Lancashire
    Broadbottom, Cheshire, UK
    Brown Willy, Cornwall,UK
    Bushygap, Northumberland, UK
    Catholes, Cumbria
    Catsgore, Somerset, UK
    Charles Bottom, Devon, UK
    Clap Hill, village in Kent, UK
    Clay Bottom, Bristol, UK
    **** Alley, Calow, UK
    **** Bridge, Hope, Derbyshire, UK
    **** Green, nr Braintree
    **** Lane, Tutts Clump, Berkshire, UK
    **** Law, Northumberland, UK
    **** and Bell Lane, Suffolk
    Cockermouth, Cumbria
    Cockernhoe, nr Luton, UK
    Cocking, Midhurst, West Sussex, UK
    Cockintake, Staffordshire, UK
    Cockpit Hill, Derbyshire, UK
    Cockplay, Northumberland, UK
    Cocks, Cornwall
    Cockshoot Close, Oxfordshire
    Cockshot, Northumberland, UK
    Cockshutt Wood, Sheffield, UK
    Cockup Lake District, Cumbria. UK
    Coldwind, Cornwall, UK
    Crackington Haven, Cornwall, UK
    Crackpot, North Yorkshire, UK
    Crapstone, Devon
    Crotch Crescent, Oxford
    Deans Bottom, Kent, UK
    Devil’s Lapful, Northumberland, UK
    Dicks Mount, Suffolk
    Drinkstone, Suffolk, UK
    Faggot, Northumberland, UK
    Fanny Barks, Durham, UK
    Fanny Avenue, Derbyshire
    Fanny Hands Lane, Lincolnshire
    Feltham Close, Hampshire
    Feltwell, Norfolk
    Fingringhoe, Essex
    Flesh Shank, Northumberland, UK
    Friars Entry, Oxfordshire
    Fruitfall Cove, Cornwall, UK
    Fudgepack upon Humber, Humberside
    Gay Street, Sussex. UK
    Gays Hill, Cornwall, UK
    Giggleswick, Staincliffe, Nth. Yorkshire, UK
    Golden Balls, Oxfordshire, UK
    Gravelly Bottom Road, nr Langley Heath, Kent, UK
    Great Cockup & Little Cockup, hills in The Lake District, UK
    Great Horwood, Bucks, UK
    Great Tosson, Northumberland
    Grope Lane, Shropshire
    Hampton Gay, Oxfordshire, UK
    Happy Bottom, Dorset
    Helstone, Cornwall, UK
    Hole Bottom, Yorkshire, UK
    Hole of Horcum, North Yorkshire
    Holly Bush, Ledbury, Herefordshire, UK
    Honey Knob Hill, Wiltshire
    Honeypot Lane, Leicestershire
    Hooker Road, Norwich
    Horncastle, Linconshire
    Horneyman, Kent, UK
    Hornyold Road, Malvern Wells, UK
    Horwood, Devon, UK
    Jeffries Passage, Surrey
    Jolly’s Bottom, Cornwall, UK
    Juggs Close, EastSussex
    Knockerdown, Derbyshire, UK
    Lacock, Wiltshire
    Letch Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water, The Cotswolds, UK
    Lickar Moor, Northumberland, UK
    Lickers Lane, Merseyside
    Lickey End, Worcestershire, UK
    Lickfold, West Sussex
    Little Horwood, Bucks, UK
    Little Bushey Lane, Hertfordshire
    Long Lover Lane, Halifax
    Lower Swell, Gloucestershire
    Menlove Avenue, Liverpool
    Minge Lane, Worcestershire
    Moisty Lane, Staffordshire
    Nether Wallop, Hampshire
    Nob End, South Lancashire, UK
    Nork Rise, Surrey
    North Piddle, Worcestershire
    Ogle Close, Merseyside
    Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire
    Old Sodom Lane, Wiltshire
    Over Peover, Cheshire, UK
    Pant, Shropshire
    Penistone, Sth Yorkshire, UK
    Piddle River, Dorset, UK
    Pork Lane, Essex
    Pratt’s Bottom, Kent
    Prickwillow, Cambridgeshire
    Pump Alley, Middlesex
    Ram Alley, Wiltshire, UK
    Ramsbottom, Lancs, UK
    Rimswell, East Riding of Yorkshire
    Sandy Balls, Hampshire
    Scratchy Bottom, Dorset, UK
    Shaggs, Dorset, UK
    Shingaycum Wendy, Buckinghamshire
    Shitlingthorpe, Yorkshire, UK
    Shitterton, Dorset
    Shittington,, Bedfordshire, UK
    Six Mile Bottom, Cambridge, UK
    Slackbottom, Yorkshire, UK
    Slag Lane, Merseyside
    Slip End, Beds, UK
    Slippery Lane, Staffordshire
    Snatchup, Hertfordshire
    Spanker Lane, Derbyshire.
    Spitalin the Street, Lincolnshire
    Splatt, Cornwall, UK
    Staines, Surrey
    Stow *** Quy, Cambridgeshire, UK
    Swell, Somerset
    The Blind Fiddler, Cornwall, UK
    The Bush, Buckinghamshire
    The Furry, Cornwall
    The Knob, Oxfordshire
    Thong, Kent
    Tinkerbush Lane, Oxfordshire
    Titcomb, near Inkpen, Berkshire, UK
    Titlington Mount, Northumberland
    Titty Hill, Sussex, UK
    Titty Ho, Northamptonshire
    Tosside, Lancashire
    Turkey **** Lane, Colchester, Essex, UK
    Ugley, Essex
    Upper Bleeding, Sussex, UK
    Upper Chute, Hampshire, UK
    Upper Dicker & Lower Dicker, East Sussex, UK
    Upperthong, West Riding, Yorkshire, UK
    Wash ****, Norfolk, UK
    Weedon Lois, Northampton
    Weedon, in the Parish of Hardwick, Buckinghamshire, UK
    Weeford, Staffordshire, UK
    Wet Rain, Yorkshire, UK
    Wetwang, East Yorkshire
    WhamBottomLane, Lancashire
    Wideopen, Newcastle, UK
    Willey, Warwickshire
    Winkle Street, Southampton
    Wormegay, Norfolk, UK
    Wyre Piddle, Worcestershire

    Place Names in Scotland

    Ardfork, Aberdeenshire
    Ardgay, Ross & Cromarty, UK
    Assloss, Ayrshire, Scotland
    Backside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
    Backside, Banffshire, Scotland
    Ballownie, Angus, UK
    Blackdikes, Angus
    Bladda, Paisley
    Forest **** Road, Lanarkshire
    Boghead, Ayrshire
    Boysack, Angus, Scot.
    Brokenwind, Aberdeenshire
    Butt of Lewis, Hebrides, Scotland, UK
    **** of Arran, Isle of Arran, Scotland, UK
    Cumloden Court, Dumfries and Galloway
    Dick Court, Lanarkshire
    East Breast, Inverclyde
    Fannyfield, Ross and Cromarty, UK
    Fattiehead, Banffshire, Scotland
    Hillo’ManyStanes, Scotland
    Inchbare, Angus, uk
    Inchinnan Drive, Renfrewshire
    Inchmore, Aberdeenshire
    Merkins Avenue, West Dumbartonshire
    Stripeside, Banffshire, UK
    Tarty, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
    The Bastard, a mountain in Scotland, uk
    Twatt, Orkney

    Welsh Place Names

    Bullyhole Bottom, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
    Cat’s Ash, Monmouthshire, Wales
    Pant-y-Felin Road, Swansea
    Penisarwaen, village in Gwynedd, UK
    Sodom, Flintshire, Wales, UK
    Splott, Cardiff, Wales
    St.Mellons, Cardiff
    Stop-and-Call, Pembrokeshire, UK
    Tarts Hill, Flintshire, Wales, UK
    Three Cocks, Breconshire, Wales, UK

    Seriously, how do they come up with these names?

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    If they're going to go this route, then "for the sake of the children", I look forward to no longer seeing gambling advertising of any sort on the advertising boards of every football match in England. Gotta look out for those kids now...

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    as much as this is complete crap, the sooner cameron and his cronies are out the better, you have to have faith in the fact that people who like porn and gambling tend to really really like porn and gambling and will not let a little thing like an internet filter stand in their way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freebetking View Post
    the sooner cameron and his cronies are out the better
    completely disagree and if have to suffer that little shivering leaf Milliband being our PM next im off to Spain to live

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebookiesoffers View Post
    completely disagree and if have to suffer that little shivering leaf Milliband being our PM next im off to Spain to live
    Never voted as I'm still waiting for a politician that actually wants to better the country not themselves. Imagining a meeting between Ed & Obama just makes me cringe. We going to set up Costa Del Casino?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voids View Post
    Never voted as I'm still waiting for a politician that actually wants to better the country not themselves. Imagining a meeting between Ed & Obama just makes me cringe. We going to set up Costa Del Casino?
    someone said on a different forum I use "imagine Milliband trying to tell Putin what to do, Putin would ruffle his hair and tell him to go and make the tea while the big boys have a chat" lol, pretty much sums it up

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    Spain is having really crazy laws against online world recently. It is as bad place for digital nomads as UK (and the rest of Europe and US).
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