Government Introducing Age Verification For Online Porn

Should online pornographic material accessed in the UK have age verification checks?

  • Yes

    Votes: 36 19.3%
  • No

    Votes: 46 24.6%
  • Don't know

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • It contravenes civil rights

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • Children should decide for themselves

    Votes: 2 1.1%
  • It costs too much

    Votes: 1 0.5%
  • It's a waste of time

    Votes: 53 28.3%
  • Parents should monitor their children's activity

    Votes: 36 19.3%
  • Users will become hacker bait

    Votes: 12 6.4%

  • Total voters
    187

encaser

Distinguished Member
Access to online porn in the UK will be subject to an age verification check sometime this year. The aim is to reduce children being able to gain access to such material.
Adults will have to upload a passport or driving licence for a porn site's age verification system to pass the information onto a third party to validate it or, go to a newsagent to purchase a 'porn pass' with age identifiable documents for the newsagent to validate and charge £4.99 per pass per device for access - which could be expensive! All data collected is said to be safely stored and handled by third parties. However, some warn that data collected of legal viewing habits could be stolen. leaked and/or used to blackmail and harm individuals reputations, employment and social circumstances, for example. Whilst others point to the fact that some adults and children will simply make use of VPN services (some are freely available) and circumvent such checks.
What do you think? Please vote - votes are anonymous...honest, Guv!
 
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Foster

Distinguished Member
why doesn't the government let the parents parent?
 

John

Moderator
people will find a way. they always do.
waste of time and effort
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
For God's sake will someone please explain proxy servers to our thick government and its thick departments.

And why you are at it explain to them to stop trying to control the world when they barely have any grip on their own country.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

aVdub

Banned
When you sit in a fast food place and the well under age children are discussing and showing a video of someone they know performing a sex act you know it is too late.

Children ....
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Like kids don't understand enough to use a VPN.
 

jassco

Distinguished Member
My issue is data protection. We have to trust some dodgy porn website with a copy of our driving license or passport, that's probably hosted somewhere like Russia. That can't go wrong at all....
 

nheather

Distinguished Member
Should introduce an age verification to get into the House of Commons - that would keep Corbyn out.

Cheers,

Nigel
 

jassco

Distinguished Member
When you sit in a fast food place and the well under age children are discussing and showing a video of someone they know performing a sex act you know it is too late.

Children ....
And before that, they would have had a copy of page 3 or a top shelf magazine. What's more important is good parenting about what's appropriate and where/when.
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
Like kids don't understand enough to use a VPN.
Children can understand how to download app's and free VPNs only require clicking on to activate. Far easier than a lot of other software children use out there. You can bet one child will learn how to do it and the snowball effect will ensue.
 

encaser

Distinguished Member
Should introduce an age verification to get into the House of Commons - that would keep Corbyn out.

Cheers,

Nigel
Ironic that large numbers of online porn activity were discovered within Parliament buildings.
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
So an upper age limit then?
 
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Deleted member 27989

Guest
Total waste of time. So easy to bypass and the kids involved can teach a fair few on here how to do it .

Secondly a terrible terrible way of implementing such controls. It requires way to much private information when all that is required is an age verification check with zero knowledge proof (yup second time I'm highlighting that today). Stupid stupid way of attempting to implement something like this .
 

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
Bloody ridiculous government. Entrusting God knows who with your passport/driving licence details is just plain stupid. When are these idiots going to stop nanying and just let the parents control their children. I've had enough of this parliament.
 

jassco

Distinguished Member
Total waste of time. So easy to bypass and the kids involved can teach a fair few on here how to do it .

Secondly a terrible terrible way of implementing such controls. It requires way to much private information when all that is required is an age verification check with zero knowledge proof (yup second time I'm highlighting that today). Stupid stupid way of attempting to implement something like this .
I wonder what requirements there are for the companies to verify the details are correct. If there aren't any, then surely it's easy to submit a fake license
 

hippo99

Distinguished Member
Most reasonable people would never consider uploading their passports/driving licences to a 3rd party.
If I was cynical I would say the reason they chose such private information is more about wanting to force people to change their behaviour, more than checking IDs to ‘protect children’.
 

DemonAV

Distinguished Member
Good point.
Using the fear of children easily accessing pornography to gain control over societal behaviours. I wouldn't accuse that theory as cynical at all. It's realistic.
 
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encaser

Distinguished Member
Most reasonable people would never consider uploading their passports/driving licences to a 3rd party.
If I was cynical I would say the reason they chose such private information is more about wanting to force people to change their behaviour, more than checking IDs to ‘protect children’.
Yes, it does seem like a back-handed censorship attempt to curtail viewing porn. When it's a choice between uploading private documents or; going to a newsagent and handing over them to a shop worker (girl/woman/neighbour etc.) in front of other shoppers, which are people going to opt for?
You can just imagine the regretted drunken uploads too!
 
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Deleted member 27989

Guest
Some here still don't get it. You don't have to do either. It is pointless and easily bypassed, yet combined with unnessary data collection and our tax money is being used for it. Utterly pointless exercise by people who don't understand people.
 

alphaomega16

Distinguished Member
Yes, upload our passports or drivers license to a porn site, nothing can go wrong with that.
 

Hixs

Distinguished Member
I make my own porn *snigger*


Anyways...I clicked yes, then I read the OP and thought maybe not actually. I'd not be sticking my passport in a porn server. No way.

Anyway, even as a nipper we could bypass such filters, soooo...
 

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Some politicians are wilfully ignorant but there are dedicated ones as well.
 

Derek S-H

Distinguished Member
Some politicians are wilfully ignorant but there are dedicated ones as well.

Dedicated to what, self-enrichment?

They are paid nearly £80,000 a year to hardly turn up to any debates and/or just blindly follow the Whips.

Politicians are fairly dysfunctional beings at best and are constantly reactive rather than proactive. Online petitions force them to actually debate topics they would otherwise happily ignore.

And yes, I know I sound deeply cynical, but it's more totally disillusioned with the practices (bribes, bargaining, collusion) of Parliamentary "democracy".
 

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