Go Away Cameron: UK’s porn filters foiled by Chrome extension

A Chrome browser extension called Go Away Cameron, which can circumvent the “porn filters” being implemented by ISPs, has been launched.

The news comes just a week after BT announced that new customers would have porn filters automatically switched on when customers subscribe to its broadband service. BT and the other major UK ISPs have signed up to the government’s campaign to protect children from pornography, which will see 95 percent of houses connected to the Internet having to choose whether to switch on filters by the end of 2014. Sky and TalkTalk have already introduced a filter choice at the point of sign-up and Virgin Media will do the same soon.

The filters have already been shown to be ineffective, since they are letting hardcore material slip through the net while preventing access to sex education, addiction, and women’s abuse charity sites, as Wired.co.uk outlined last week.

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via Ars Technica http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/k75Og6L-K7s/story01.htm

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