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Seems some ISPs are looking to either block porn from websites or include a filter in which you have to opt in if you want this kind of stuff.
Years ago, like many other people my mailbox was continually a target for unwanted stuff relating to sex but since using Google & Gmail this is a thing of the past.
Fortunately we don't have any children the house (all grown up and married) but it would be interesting to know the views of Plusnet on this topic along with the views of everyone else. 
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David_W
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I found the title of your post most mis-leading  Embarrassed
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You should have seen the emails I used to get to my work email address which was plastered all over the internet by my company.
I only had one which I acted on - I reported it to the police department investigating child abuse - no I didn't open the link first  Embarrassed
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@gleneagles - Did you see this thread - Plusnet's failure to protect children from online porn
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I used to get tons of porn spam over the years and then yahoo introduced their legendary "we'll block all spam unless you pay us to let it through" filter and it's been pretty much non-existent since.
I need a new signature... i'm bored of the old one!
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Quote from: gleneagles
................... my mailbox was continually a target for unwanted stuff relating to sex but since using Google & Gmail this is a thing of the past..........

Really, I still get spam for Viagra and the like turn up in my Gmail Spam folder  Roll eyes
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I`m  feeling quite hungry..... I don`t get any spam  Roll eyes
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I'll send you some (spam) if you like Gerry  Smiley
PS. How's that line of yours these days?
VileReynard
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Surely porn is legal and as such should be delivered to those requiring the "service".  Wink

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Quote from: David
I found the title of your post most mis-leading  Embarrassed
Well I guess in most instances Miss would be leading but equally Mr, Mrs, or various other titles could also be taking the lead. (or so I am given to understand)
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I don't know whether PN's email filtering is better at removing obvious spam, or whether I've just been lucky that my email address has not yet been sold on to the spammers, but with Tiscrapali I used to get more than my fair share of the Viagra-type emails, but in two years with PN I've yet to have one (I can still make the ladies scream, although unfortunately it seems to be more with laughter than pleasure these days!)  Sad
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Here we go again: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17951067 "The government will consult on new measures to protect children from internet pornography." 
Whenever a government announces "consultation" it means the civil servants have already written the wording of the draft legislation and will only change it if they are repeatedly dragged over hot coals. Now they are proposing an "opt-in" for porn when signing an ISP contract.  There's no children in my house, why should I have to provide a written statement whether I'm interested in viewing Porn or not?
What about parental responsibility rather than the Nanny State where it is deemed what is suitable for us to see?
My kids were bought up in an Internet environment from an early age. We taught them about the risks of the internet then trusted them. Strangely enough we also let them walk to school on their own or with friends as they pleased. They've flown the nest and are happily married.
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[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17951067]Under the plans it would be up to customers to opt-in to receiving adult content when they sign up for a broadband contract.
Who, exactly, decides what is adult content?
I'm sure there are many films on sites like Netflix with nudity all of which can be available to children whose parents do not monitor their activities.
And what about all those Adult Freeview and Freesat channels. No subscription is required for these. Oh, perhaps we'd better opt in to watch late night films on BBC/TV et al?
[quote=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17951067]Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman said "keeping children safe online is a real problem and a concern for millions of parents".
So what is stopping parents from "keeping their children safe"? There will always be parents who, for some reason, just cannot be bothered to take an interest in what their children are doing and this will never change so even with an opt-in these parents will allow their children to view, download and pass on porn to their peers.

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As always, the kids tend to be more Internet savvy than the adults, they'd find a way around it.
Direct to their phones for one thing.
Especially with the new Galaxy "touch and go" 300mbps file transfer !
The phone also includes an NFC chip - near-field-communications - allowing users to share content such as video by tapping phones together.
and
It's also packed with hidden treats - tapping two phones to trade videos between them at 300mbps is probably no more than a novelty, but it's a good one.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2138985/Samsung-Galaxy-S3-release-date-revealed-launc...
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... and another variation of the theme -
[quote=BBC News - 4 May 2012]Child online safety plans unveiled by Brussels
The European Commission is considering setting up an age-based authentication system that limits where children can visit online.
The system is part of a series of proposals Brussels has put forward to make the net safer for children.
It says children are in danger of finding inappropriate material because ways to control where they can go are "fragmented".
More details of the authentication scheme will be published on 30 May.
In its draft proposals, the commission warns that neglecting protections for children could have a "profound impact" on European societies.
It says children's particular needs and vulnerabilities must be addressed so the net becomes a place of opportunities for them. It also notes that a uniform set of protections would help European businesses aiming services at children.
"Young people are particularly at ease with the use of the internet but they are still vulnerable to online threats," said Cecilia Malmstrom, European Commissioner for Home Affairs. "It is our duty as parents to keep our children safe - and this includes on the web."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17952259