UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

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My life is ruined, discuss! (Joking)
Definitely will be using a VPN. Not a fan of age checks nor do I want my private information leaked.

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Thank god for proxies. Not god, I'm an atheist. Okay, thank... science. Thank science.
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Porn age verification to *** into force in July.


You’re information won’t be the only thing leaking.



Looks like I’ll be jacking off to peep show clips.
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It's funny how people still don't know how age verification will actually work. Seemingly the BBFC has some vague idea of what it could look like. No system is currently in place for people to verify their age, outside of giving your credit card or passport details which clearly nobody will want to do.

All I can see happening is that teenagers, and probably adults too, will start using Reddit/Twitter for their porn instead of websites dedicated to it.
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(Original post by SHallowvale)
It's funny how people still don't know how age verification will actually work. Seemingly the BBFC has some vague idea of what it could look like. No system is currently in place for people to verify their age, outside of giving your credit card or passport details which clearly nobody will want to do.

All I can see happening is that teenagers, and probably adults too, will start using Reddit/Twitter for their porn instead of websites dedicated to it.
Isn’t the idea to stop children stumbling upon it? You don’t exactly stumble onto a porn site do you? Whereas you can easily do that on Twitter ,for example if you type in 3 perfectly innocent letters when looking for the news.
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Isn’t the idea to stop children stumbling upon it? You don’t exactly stumble onto a porn site do you? Whereas you can easily do that on Twitter ,for example if you type in 3 perfectly innocent letters when looking for the news.
Exactly, you're absolutely right!
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Isn’t the idea to stop children stumbling upon it? You don’t exactly stumble onto a porn site do you? Whereas you can easily do that on Twitter ,for example if you type in 3 perfectly innocent letters when looking for the news.
When I had MSN and an associated email account I got a junk email from Adult Network, my life was ruined from that day on.
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(Original post by SHallowvale)
It's funny how people still don't know how age verification will actually work. Seemingly the BBFC has some vague idea of what it could look like. No system is currently in place for people to verify their age, outside of giving your credit card or passport details which clearly nobody will want to do.

All I can see happening is that teenagers, and probably adults too, will start using Reddit/Twitter for their porn instead of websites dedicated to it.
I guess it acts as a further step in deterring the youth from viewing porn websites, the policy probably wasn't the most well thought out. It was an idea created but the implementation of it was thought out wayyyyyy later. The only issue is once they learn the power of a VPN, nothing's stopping the kids apart from if they get a computer virus from the websites.

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Porn age verification to *** into force in July.


You’re information won’t be the only thing leaking.



Looks like I’ll be jacking off to peep show clips.
I'll drink to that, I'll jack off to The IT Crowd in that case.
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It won't work, like Article 13 won't. VPNs will be getting a lot of business in the future.
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I guess this could be a good way of improving computer literacy, looking forward to seeing what my MPs been bashing to.
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(Original post by SHallowvale)
It's funny how people still don't know how age verification will actually work. Seemingly the BBFC has some vague idea of what it could look like. No system is currently in place for people to verify their age, outside of giving your credit card or passport details which clearly nobody will want to do.

All I can see happening is that teenagers, and probably adults too, will start using Reddit/Twitter for their porn instead of websites dedicated to it.
Tumblr is also a good one.
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I guess this could be a good way of improving computer literacy, looking forward to seeing what my MPs been bashing to.
I bet mine is into some strange things...
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What is the cut off age? I'm heading to the UK for uni in September and I won't be 18 till December. Please tell me only age 15 and under can't watch porn
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what a stupid scheme xD
honestly more horny teens, oh lord !!

u18s will just find it easy to bypass it via proxy webs/ use twitter etcc
further, how are they meant to honestly verify it... *face palm*

I dont get how u cant watch porn until ur 18, but can be doing it at 16 as well....

I think they need to be concentrating on filtering out the weird stuff on the web rather than restricting all of it- thats if the gov really wants to make an impact anyhow
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My life is ruined, discuss! (Joking)
Definitely will be using a VPN. Not a fan of age checks nor do I want my private information leaked.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47960775
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(Original post by miniminx3310)
what a stupid scheme xD
honestly more horny teens, oh lord !!

u18s will just find it easy to bypass it via proxy webs/ use twitter etcc
further, how are they meant to honestly verify it... *face palm*

I dont get how u cant watch porn until ur 18, but can be doing it at 16 as well....

I think they need to be concentrating on filtering out the weird stuff on the web rather than restricting all of it- thats if the gov really wants to make an impact anyhow
So the cut off age is 18? Damn it, won't be at until December.... Eh, who cares, I get to the UK in September, I can do without porn for 3-4 months
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On the actual porn pass, will it be a sequence of letters and numbers? If it is, chances are I could just mash the keyboard and type randomly until I get a match.
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am man enough to admit porn has been nothing but bad news for me and i wish i never saw the thing. i am all for any type of blocker. while u can say vpn this or that at least something is in place. this is just the beginning. porn is the new tobacco
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Boomers have really outed themselves from porn. Most can barely manage texting, so how are they going to get their sons to help with this?

Can't wait to see everyone else heading to the shop to pick up their daily jackoff credits.
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dont like this idea of the nanny state - there are many harmful things in the world, education and discipline should lay in the hands of the parents
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Most teens are rather tech savvy, so can get around this. (I’m about as tech savvy as hamster)
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