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    If, for example, someone else in my Halls stumbled across 18+ commercial porn by accident, would his tutor warn him about it during the next lecture? It would be a violation of Human Rights if Internet browsing was monitored, IMO.
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    LOL

    no. I mean, yes if you are frequenting terrorism related sites then it might flag something up on an automatic filtering programme, through which they might choose to report you.

    However who would be monitoring your connection? Only those in computer services. And they will be too busy looking at their own porn to worry about yours. Unless its good, in which case they might take it.
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    If, for example, someone else in my Halls stumbled across 18+ commercial porn by accident, would his tutor warn him about it during the next lecture? It would be a violation of Human Rights if Internet browsing was monitored, IMO.
    By 'someone' do you mean you, and by 'stumbled across' do you mean 'enthusiastically searched for and looked at'?

    I agree with the point of your post though. Hopefully exact internet usage isn't monitored because although I don't do anything illegal, I wouldn't be happy with someone knowing what forums I visit and post on, which sites I use to buy stuff from, where I go to read all sorts of news and whatnot.

    I'm fine with them banning sites (as long as it isn't ridiculous strict), but it would be very intrusive if they could actually see what you've been on, how long for, when, etc.
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    (Original post by Andy Pipkin)
    If, for example, someone else in my Halls stumbled across 18+ commercial porn by accident, would his tutor warn him about it during the next lecture? It would be a violation of Human Rights if Internet browsing was monitored, IMO.
    Whilst I don't think it should be monitored, it is THEIR internet connection, and thus they are entitled to filter it.
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    Many universities' internet goes through academic networks such as JANET. As a result, you might be asked to sign terms and conditions when you get your net connection from the university. This will probably stipulate against viewing material that would bring the university into disrepute, or something along those lines.

    My university records all traffic (yours probably will too) though whilst they don't actively monitor unless someone's using a lot of bandwidth, they probably look around occasionally.
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    Yes, at the beginning of every lecture the lecturer reads out a list of all the people who have looked at porn since the last lecture, and they are made to stand at the front of the lecture hall, where they have tomatoes thrown at them.
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    (Original post by more adventurous)
    Yes, at the beginning of every lecture the lecturer reads out a list of all the people who have looked at porn since the last lecture, and they are made to stand at the front of the lecture hall, where they have tomatoes thrown at them.
    I take it you like tomatoes?
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    I take it you like tomatoes?
    Well, it's probably an easy way of keeping your weekly food budget low...:p:
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    Is Wireless internet monitored in the same way ? Or am I being silly ?
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    (Original post by Heather_1)
    Is Wireless internet monitored in the same way ? Or am I being silly ?
    LOL. I'm sure you're asking purely out of academic curiosity

    Wireless Internet is really just a wireless network at your end. It still goes through a phone/cable/dsl line at some point, via a router and maybe a server on the uni side of the Intertubes. It's no less likely to be monitored.
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    In York if you watch too much porn they send you an e-mail saying its not healthy lol.
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    Nice and subtle, OP :rolleyes:

    It's hardly a violation considering they're providing it for you. Some universities do not like you looking at porn, just like a lot of them don't like you downloading stuff.
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    (Original post by Elipsis)
    In York if you watch too much porn they send you an e-mail saying its not healthy lol.
    HAHAHA, that's a good one.
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    (Original post by more adventurous)
    Yes, at the beginning of every lecture the lecturer reads out a list of all the people who have looked at porn since the last lecture, and they are made to stand at the front of the lecture hall, where they have tomatoes thrown at them.
    Yes! Killing two birds with the one stone! Woohoo!

    I love tomatos and porn!

    :sarcastic:
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    I know in Exeter Uni that all internet gaming, torrent downloading, pirate crap is blocked..
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    Kinda sad that they block gaming but allow porn. Neither should be restricted. I understand the gaming aspect has a lot to do with opening ports though.
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    (Original post by DodgyTrousers)
    LOL. I'm sure you're asking purely out of academic curiosity

    Wireless Internet is really just a wireless network at your end. It still goes through a phone/cable/dsl line at some point, via a router and maybe a server on the uni side of the Intertubes. It's no less likely to be monitored.
    Of course , because my halls have Wireless. And I was wondering if it would restrict downloading. And I don't have much knowledge of wireless as I use a plug-in modem at home.
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    so i take it we have to stock up before Uni? guess my provider will witness an even bigger use of bandwith than when i downloaded 220 films and several seaons of Family Guy + THe OC in like 2 weeks.
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    I know people who looked at internet porn in halls and they never got 'told off' about it - I'd imagine if you're downloading hardcore stuff 24 hours a day then someone might notice though lol. And your 'tutors' are going to be in the least bit bothered. For a start, halls are generally totally separate from the academic side of uni, and secondly, it's hard enough to find a tutor when you need to talk to them about work, I really doubt they're going to get involved in your personal life and start monitoring your use of porn.
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    I've pretty much decided I wont be downloading anything dodgy at Uni (not so much porn, but anything illegal like copyrighted stuff, music etc). Not really worth the hassle.
 
 
 
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