End of On Line Porn in July

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

 

I know we did this a while ago but it is really happening,

I am not giving mt passport details to a third party who you have no idea what thier security is, Data breaches are not exactly uncommon these days, and they wouldn't tell you straight away if it did happen

and I am not going to a shop too get a pron card

Passport? Surely you just give your credit card details?

I have a Bulgarian passport for this sort of eventuality

Just go buy the pass from your local shop.  Can't be any more embarrassing than buying a magazine in the olden days.

Wonder if this will affect some of the less salubrious dating sites where people have naked photos.

Jeez.  Just pay the quid to PornHub on your credit card and be done.  That way you can use S.75 to get your CC company to provide you with porn if the site goes under.

could this see the return of the gentlemen's mag?

... this won't affect torrenting, will it? Like, RARBG?

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Asking for a friend.

I like the sentiment of trying to stop under 18s viewing porn given that we have a generation of teenagers that think this is normal sex

but in reality any teenager would find a way round it in about a minute

I wonder how long it will take the government to start blocking VPNs.  The pron thing is clearly the thin end of the wedge in terms of a national firewall.

If a VPN will get round it then the measure is literally completely useless as there can't be a kid out there who doesn't know how to use a VPN.

That was my next question - can you download your faves onto a laptop? 

Abs - just google vpn. It takes about 5 mins to set one up. The free ones are crap though generally you'll need to stump up a few quid a month for a half way decent one.

And how have you chosen to categorise?  Presumably by genre (e.g. alan, incest, etc.)?

OOO yes Badders that's a good idea, or I may just start getting DVD's again

My folders are: - 

 

1. Your mum

  1. Alan
  2. DVP

2. Your mum's mum

etc

 

Government has made a positive decision not to outlaw  using VPN to access.   They know it will happen.  The thinking is that something is better than nothing and while you wont stop a determined teenager any obstacle put in the way may prevent a few.

Good question, sounds like doing something for the sake of being seen to be doing something to me.

Because ‘something needs to be done’ and this is ‘something’.

Sod whether it actually works or not.

And even I can set up a VPN and I never mastered texting.

How do you set up a VPN? or is it not worth the faff?

Abs - just google it! Whether it is worth the faff depends on how badly you want access to porn without having to jump through the government hoops, but it takes literally five minutes to set one up.

GC - I very strongly suspect that what will happen is that after a months mumsnet will conveniently be going mental that little johnny can still access all sorts of stuff and then the VPN ban will come

You literally have to type ‘free VPN’ into the internet, look at a tech review site advising which are the best ones, make a choice and then follow the download instructions for the one you have chosen.

At least that’s the way I understand it.

What Queenie said.

I don't see the point in banning something if it's going to be so easy to get round the ban.

Abbs

1. Go to VPN supplier site

2. Download and install an app

3. Sign up for an account for monthly/annual subscription

4. Log on to app and enter registration details 

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After that, each time you want to use the VPN, eg when accessing a betting site from overseas, you first click on the apps icon or connect button. 

How would a government go about ‘banning’ VPN’s?

Most are run by foreign companies.

Anyhow, there are a lot more legitimate uses for a VPN other than the pron one.

Fred Titmus17 Apr 19 14:32

Just use a VPN. All the kids will.

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nah

Kids will go with sexting, 

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