Major ISPs force customers to decide on porn filters

Friday, January 2nd 2015
Existing customers must now choose whether or not to activate adult content blocks.
Major ISPs force customers to decide on porn filters
The UK's biggest internet service providers (ISPs) are forcing existing broadband customers to choose whether or not they want to block adult content.

BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have previously only required that new subscribers opt in or out of the so-called porn filters, but the same question is now being asked of people who already have a broadband account.

Some ISPs are interrupting users' browsing sessions, preventing them from visiting any other websites until they make a choice about the blocking measures.

For instance, BT customers are being redirected to a page that asks them about the filters, and are only able to resume browsing once they have either opted in or out.

Sky and Virgin Media are using a similar process, although subscribers are still able to keep using the internet without making a decision.

TalkTalk customers are only being asked about the content block when they log on to their account.

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