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    'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

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      'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

      'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters - Telegraph
      A new Chrome browser extension lets users access whatever websites they like, regardless of parental controls

      A new browser extension for Google Chrome that promises to bypass the UK’s parental controls and ‘bring porn back’ has been published online.

      Almost all ISPs in the UK have now implemented safety filters, at the behest of Prime Minister David Cameron who said that they were vital to prevent children “stumbling across hardcore legal pornography”.

      BT turned on its new network-based filter this week, which asks customers whether or not they want to be able to access adult content. Those who opt to switch on parental controls will have to choose between three filter levels: strict, moderate and light. All three cover pornography, "obscene and tasteless" content, hate and self-harm, drugs, alcohol and tobacco and dating sites.

      TalkTalk and Sky already have similar systems in place and Virgin are running trials ahead of a launch early next year.

      However, the new browser extension, appropriately named 'Go Away Cameron', allows Internet users to browse any site they wish, even if the parental controls are switched on.

      It works by using "a private and smart proxy service to route your access around censorship so you can regain your access to your favourite blocked sites in the UK," according to Singapore-based computer science graduate @nubela, who created the extension.

      "I don't have, nor will I ever have, an exhuastive list of UK banned sites. What I can do is to merely detect whether the website returns you an error message saying UK blocked it. (This is when the extension kicks in)," he wrote on the browser extension's download page.

      Go Away Cameron is a variant of the same tool @nubela created to evade government flters in Sigapore. He said that no logs are stored, so the user is untraceable, and it is safer and faster than using an unknown hotspot shield or surfing websites through a random web proxy.


      The news follows a BBC Newsnight investigation last week, which revealed that many websites that children have a legitimate right to access are blocked by the new parental filters.


      Among websites blocked by TalkTalk was BishUK.com, a sexual advice website written by a qualified youth worker, and the Edinburgh Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre website. The websites for Sexual Abuse Scotland and the Doncaster Domestic Abuse Helpline were also blocked.
      Comment: I guess that it was just a matter of time before something else was developed to bypass the filters. TPB released their browser for torrents and now this for porn.


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      Re: 'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

      Please don't say its for porn, the filter is already blocking much more, including legitimate political group sites that disagree with the current state of affairs.

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      Re: 'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

      Actually there are a lot of sites which I am concerned about which may be blocked.

      Following a recent news story I am hoping that Sky are refining things and legitimate sites will be unblocked.

      Blocking sites such as those which offer support for abused people IMHO risks lives. There are other groups who may also find that their sites are being blocked to which could cost lives.

      These reasons alone, as far as I am concerned, is a good reason for these filters to be scrapped until such time that they can be made to work correctly. Unfortunately the directive now has to come from that interfering body called Parliament or the Prime Minister's Office.
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      Re: 'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

      including legitimate political group sites that disagree with the current state of affairs.
      What would these be, examples please?

      I am not sure if I could trust a program be a Chinese hacker which redirects your search. It could be directed anywhere.

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      Re: 'Go Away Cameron' browser extension bypasses UK porn filters

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Actually there are a lot of sites which I am concerned about which may be blocked.

      Following a recent news story I am hoping that Sky are refining things and legitimate sites will be unblocked.

      Blocking sites such as those which offer support for abused people IMHO risks lives. There are other groups who may also find that their sites are being blocked to which could cost lives.

      These reasons alone, as far as I am concerned, is a good reason for these filters to be scrapped until such time that they can be made to work correctly. Unfortunately the directive now has to come from that interfering body called Parliament or the Prime Minister's Office.
      ^THIS^

      I've read of the same, stupid blocks & think it's ridiculous that sky (& the others, if affected) haven't scrapped these pathetic filters already.

      (Even i know this & i'm technically an internet noob)

     

     

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