doctorow at July 2nd, 2014 05:24 — #1
entity447b at July 2nd, 2014 06:45 — #2
Cool, maybe I can finally find out what on Earth "esoteric content" is meant to refer to.
edward_chewtoy at July 2nd, 2014 07:32 — #3
disinfo.com (content: politics, esoteric, psychedelics) is blocked by TalkTalk
wsws.org (World Socialist Web Site, content: politics) is blocked by BT
failquail at July 2nd, 2014 07:41 — #4
They fact i'm finding a VPN subscription essential nowadays for me in the UK is very depressing
max_allan at July 2nd, 2014 07:49 — #6
It's important to remember that most ISPs will turn filters off if you ask them. Where it's creepy is that they are on by default. There should be a mass campaign against censorship with everyone asking for the filters to be turned off.
entity447b at July 2nd, 2014 07:51 — #7
Huh. When I first heard about them blocking 'esoteric content' I made jokes about the government being worried about a resurgence of the Order of the Golden Dawn.
By the look of it, that is what they're worried about.
edward_chewtoy at July 2nd, 2014 08:02 — #8
erowid.org (content: drugs) is blocked by all providers except for Andrews & Arnold and Plusnet.
lycaeum.org (content: drugs) is blocked by all providers except for Andrews & Arnold, Plusnet and TalkTalk
Andrews & Arnold and Plusnet are the only ones that don't seem to do any blocking at all.
darkmobius at July 2nd, 2014 09:02 — #9
I just connected to both of those through BT. Seems a bit inconsistent. Piratebay obviously blocked, but a lot that seem to say are blocked on the site I have been able to visit without a proxy.
errol at July 2nd, 2014 09:26 — #10
Just chiming in to say that Eclipse aren't blocking 'owt as far as I can tell.
the_borderer at July 2nd, 2014 10:30 — #11
This is checking the "Think of the Children" censorship filters that are promoted by the government.
the_borderer at July 2nd, 2014 10:43 — #12
No-one seems to be blocking any of the anarchist/libertarian-communist sites that I checked..
gilbertwham at July 2nd, 2014 15:24 — #13
Erowid's fine on Virgin as well.
thatspecial at July 2nd, 2014 18:04 — #14
Both fine through Virgin.
sodiumlights at July 2nd, 2014 18:09 — #15
Am I missing something? i cant see what sites are being blocked. Or is this another case of torturing the poor sod on a mobile phone?
purplecat at July 2nd, 2014 18:30 — #16
I live in an area which is currently part of the UK.
And I moved house recently, which meant that a change of broadband provider was required.
These filters aren't on for me, and weren't even mentioned when I signed up to my new provider. Which means either:
a) The filers are supposedly implemented but the providers are just completely ignoring the law.
b) The Implementation of the censorwall is suffering Brazil-level incompetence and dysfunction.
Either way, things aren't going well.
doctorow at July 7th, 2014 05:24 — #17
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