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Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:42 pm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-47960775

:shock:

VPN services have just got a lot more appealing.Can you imagine scanning your passport or drivers licence to a smut site to verify your age and then the Govt want to crack down on cyber crime. What a joke.
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Drarok » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:30 pm

Twitter, Reddit and image-sharing community Imgur, for example, will not be required to administer the scheme because they fall under an exception where more than a third of a site or app's content must be pornographic to qualify.
Well, what an absolute waste of fucking time this is going to be, then!

Also, how long until the first major hack which steals thousands of people's passport data? I'm guessing under a year.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Achtung Englander » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:57 pm

exactly. I watch porn but I also have a child, so I understand the need to protect young people and the need to stamp out human trafficking (which is abhorrent) but the idea of giving a porn merchant my personal details is beyond laughable. Just VPN it. I mean it comes from a good intentions but kids today are smarter than me when it comes to the web so this really will not work for any male above the age of 14. They will just find a way, like torrent it (which I do not know how to do).

Personally I think Facebook does more damage to the human psyche than watching 2 adults fucking.
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Strudel » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:04 pm

Apparently the Department of Culture, Media, and Sport announced it by emailing all the tech and media journalists in the UK. They didn't BCC everyone, just put everyone in To/CC thus breaching GDPR by sharing everyone's email addresses with everyone else.

DCMS are also responsible for implementing GDPR.

Good start then. :D

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Drarok » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:24 pm

Fuck's sake. I can believe it, I've seen so many people do that exact thing.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Mantis » Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:58 pm

I'd have to agree that social media probably does more damage to people's mental health in the long run than pornography.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Achtung Englander » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:43 pm



what an absolute disastrous idea from a purely privacy issue. Remember that site when depressed men signed up to have ex-martial affairs and the data got leaked resulting with blackmails and an actual suicide from a uni professor (in the US) I totally seeing that happening here. I would not be surprised if kids nick their dad's personal data to sign up. VPN membership in the UK will go through the roof and than you will have Govt chasing VPN sites. Good luck with that one.
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Strudel » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:13 pm

Given how useless the authorities have been at closing down torrent sites, I don't see this accomplishing anything more than pushing even more people into using torrents. When the choices are:

1) Hand over a load of information about yourself so that you can watch porn (even free porn)
or
2) Use and perhaps pay for a VPN
or
3) Download or stream porn from torrent sites

the easiest option will win out.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Strudel » Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:42 pm

..the Guardian was easily able to register and age verify an account with the email address IAmUnder18@mailinator.com in a matter of seconds by entering a string of sixteen digits as a non-existent credit card number, raising questions over whether it can actually stop children from accessing inappropriate material.
What a joke of a system.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by The Jackal » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:09 pm

:lol:
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Animalmother » Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:58 pm

The irony of this coming from a government that's spent the past 2 years jerking everyone off over Brexit surely isn't lost.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Snowy » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:10 pm

Especially a government that is the biggest bunch of wankers I have ever seen.

And I am old enough to remember Thatcher.
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:34 pm

this pass thing has been pushed back another 6 months.

keep on wanking guys.
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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Mantis » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:21 pm

I'm pretty sure that it will be completely unworkable if people just use a VPN anyway. It's just another government policy designed to posture towards a particular demographic with zero forethought put into it.

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Re: Wanking now requires a Govt pass

Post by Snowy » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:41 am

You would think that they have access to some large-brained IT resource. A quick "Ummm, I have had this idea, would it work?" conversation before announcing the impossible as policy would seem prudent with anything tech related...
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