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Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

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Welcome aboard chum, last time I tried redtube and youporn were still available so I don't think you'll have any troubles lol (and yes to you lot that pretend to be all innocent I know you're out there!). Hey I'm honest about it at least!  Cheesy

Didn't know about those sites 7up. Thanks for the tip!  Wink Wink Wink
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

Does it depend on which search engine you are using ?
For example how would PN know what you were accessing if you were using startpage or duckduckgo ?
Not that I use them myself of course.
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

I suspect any search engine would work.
Since they are talking about DPI, I would suggest that they plan to intercept DNS requests on port 53.
I bet they want to refuse the ones for unapproved web sites.
Even using non-Plusnet DNS servers will have to go via the approval mechanism.

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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

if there using DPI then they can read all the "encrypted VPN" stuff as well, the only difference is if they choose to monitor the bypass and allow it or to block that as well .......
IIRC a discussion some years back suggested that allowing the traffic and having it flagged for monitoring would be the quickest way to track and eliminate the kiddie porn side of things (both the host(s) and the users) after all its a legal requirement of your isp to track everything you do online and report on anything illegal to the plod so they can obtain a warrant to investigate the matter fully .......
just because your paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

Obviously they can snoop on all traffic - but it is useless on encrypted content.
The traffic to a VPN is encrypted - but they they can know nothing about the content.
All they can know is the address of the VPN machine - but not the ultimate destination.
A similar comment relates to https protocols - they know the destination but not the content.
Same with ssh and all encryption protocols.
I think they would fail to decipher even my Dropbox transfers... Cheesy

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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

if you read the DMCA 2k its a small clause in there which make it a legal requirement for all transmission cyphers to be weak (breakable) or passed to the ISP on request.
any ISP that's interested would probably code such a thing into its router so it gets done automatically mind you several include such clauses in the terms and conditions under the guise of network performance ......
I don't personally care if they can or cant read everything but then again I don't have anything to be worried about in that regard...
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

Pity that neither the government or PlusNet have realised that blocking websites is a complete waste of time.
If the internet were that straightforward, spam would have been stopped ages ago.
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

The people of Turkey have found a way of short circuiting the Twitter block and, the great Firewall of China is more of a serving suggestion these days. Kids know tech, and they're eager for forbidden fruits - like porn. Where there's a way, there's a proxy. And a Spam Server.
So what porn are you guys watching anyway? Stuff that's on Freeview-TVX, or content that gets people placed on a register that's passed to local schools? And if you're wanting to watch hard-core, why are you so intent on leaving an audit trail? Unless that is, you're watching it on someone else's laptop and WiFi, which can happen.
There is an issue of who does the censoring. Personally, I beleive something as draconican as website blocking should be decided on by some a public jury and not, by some sad little man sitting alone in his attic clicking on sick sh*t, so he can protect children
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

I thought he / she was in the dungeons a basement under the houses of parliament ?Huh
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

Only site that I know that is being blocked by PN is piratebay and anything on the IWF lists. All mainstream porn sites that I've been on I've never encountered a block with.
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

wouldn't that be wearing the cream coloured mac sitting with a gas mask on rubbing their thighs in there mothers basement ?
seriously though you could be on to something with the idea of having a specialist panel setup to make the choices, however any such panel would be first and foremost be required to have zero religious affiliation, and not be allowed to be affiliated to any pressure groups for anything
which pretty much means your looking for the freaks who dwell inside their mothers basement looking at weird and perverted filth for fun .......and there not exactly well balanced individuals so you might as well set up guidelines that provide for various religious filters (because we wouldn't want those Muslim girls being able to access anything about women's rights or the Catholics to be able to view anything about sexual health or abortion .....)  on top of the basic level filters to remove access to porn/child porn  and have it all as optional
personally I like the filters I put in place even if they don't work on certain types of gadget, but then if all the gadget manufacturers followed the same rules there wouldn't be a problem (as I understand the matter though Google wont follow them because that would prevent them from snooping and Apple wont do it because they would need to pay Microsoft more licencing money)
so were left with having ISP's doing what they think is best unless it gets legislated for and becomes another avenue for the plod to sort out (which might not be such a bad thing, since they would literally have to create biometric interfaces for online activities that allowed registered users have age appropriate access, a side effect of which would be to clear up a lot of unsolved crimes ....)
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

if adult porn is to be all blocked out then I want to see more dirty mags back on the newsagents shelfs Wink
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

I'm convinced that PN are blocking or at least restricting my access to a particular site........ the name of that site.........Plusnet forums, takes me ages to log in, that's if I can get in,then if I post something it's still showing the connecting sign even though my post has gone through and logging out , well lets not go there. Even after 2 minutes of logging out I'm still logged in.
I Have NO problems with any other site just PN.

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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

same for me also, even sometimes I wait ages to make a post!
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Re: Is all 18+ "Adult Content" Blocked/Censored on Plusnet?

Perhaps they are trying to tell us something ? Wink