Date: May 01, 2018
“You’re soon going to have to prove you’re 18 or over if you want to watch porn online.
It could mean handing over your email address or even credit card details to verify your age.
This is because the government is going to make it a legal requirement for all porn sites to introduce age-verification software.
It claims the change in the law is to protect children.
But there’s confusion as to how it’ll be enforced, fears it could threaten users’ privacy and doubts as to whether it’ll even work.
There are some that feel allowing one company to sign up 25m British porn viewers to its sites is an accident waiting to happen.
Pandora Blake who sits on the Advisory Council of the Open Rights Group says: “It’s going to be the most hackable list of what people like to look at ever.
“Do you remember the Ashley Madison case and people killed themselves. I don’t think it’s outrageous to fear that’s what we could be looking at here, an actual loss of life.”
In 2016, the names of almost 800,000 registered users of MindGeek’s Brazzers site were exposed in a data breach.
The changes can be traced back to a speech former prime minister David Cameron made to the NSPCC in 2013.
His aim was to better protect children from adult content online.
The NSPCC claims nearly two-thirds of 15-16-year-olds have seen pornography, while Childline claim they’ve delivered more than 2,000 counselling sessions in the past three years about online porn.
“Too many young people and children are coming across porn by accident and that is completely unacceptable,” says government minister for online safety Margot James.”
This all literally translates into a matter of moral outrage…leading into insane stupidity.
No sane mind arrives at the conclusion, that draconian laws [and punishments] are needed to address teens accidentally stumbling across porn…
…And how much of this “accidental stumbling”, is truly accidental?
…Something between the legs got licked, sucked or put somewhere…and a young, sexual being saw it?!…
…Somebody call an exorcist!…and an ambulance!!…
We used to look at my uncles substantial porn collection as kids…not a lot…but enough…
There used to be a day, when this was considered natural and normal.
The morally outraged don’t much like the natural and normal, in my experience.
It’s telling that they don’t take into account, people could die from this…But, since the possible loss of life is suffered by “the perverts”…it’s likely considered a plus, in the eyes of these zealots.