So Baroness Howe of Idlicote wants all ISPs to block pornographic images and websites unless the subscriber actively ‘opts-in'.
Like many online child safety proposals the intentions are good, but the proposals are unworkable. As a colleague aptly put it - "there are people who think that there are things on the internet you can just turn off like taps".
On many levels the proposals are deeply flawed.
On the way back from the UpNorthWeb conference in Oslo yesterday, I got all excited at the prospect of using my biometric passport in the automatic gates at the airport.
Up I strode and scanned the photo page of the passport using the electronic reader.
And scanned it again, and again.
Eventually, a customs officer noticed my predicament; he suggested that I go over to the staffed desk. It turned out the reason for the passport gate not working was rather suprising, and certainly worth clicking on the Read more link to find out.
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