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March of the nanny state: mandatory nanny filters for the internet.

Oh ye gods, the daft bastards in The Common's are at it again as The Register reports:
An all-party group of MPs has recommended mandatory nanny filters for all mobile devices and data devices that can access the internet - and wants the UK's Internet Watch Foundation secretive censor system extended to the whole world.

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Communications (Apcomms) today recommends: "A global 'notice and take-down' regime is required, and if the IWF cannot provide it then someone else should."

That's ambitious. Our MPs may be getting a little carried away: they're MPs for the UK Parliament, not a global government, or an Intergalactic Federation.

The reason for given for mandatory net filters is "that the default child protection settings are different on different mobile networks and different devices. This is unnecessarily confusing for parents, and so the report recommends that the industry move to a consistent, and 'safe', arrangement."

Ah right, so its all about saving the wee little ones from the dangers of the internet. Now here is a radical solution, that will save the taxpayers and fortune and is proven to work. It's called parental responsibility, a great concept where parents take control and decide for themselves to restrict and supervise the access their children have to the internet.

Maybe MP's should go back to doing something they are good at, like fiddling expenses?...

4 people have spoken:

Opus #6 said...

Oh. I see. We are all "little ones" in their eyes. They don't want you to call them a fucking cunt. That's what I think.

Fidothedog said...

Opus, they provide so many reasons each and every day, for being called that.

Barking Spider said...

How long, I wonder, until that would lead to the filtering out of bloggers they don't like?!

banned said...

Not long at all Barking.

Your cunning plan for 'parental responsibility' will not be allowed Lone because, as they say, parents are " confused ", ie stupid, ignorant and a danger to their own children which is why childhood has been nationalised.