This probably deserves its own thread, but we'll stick it here:Sleepwalking Into Censorshiphttps://www.openrigh...king-into-censorship
What's clear here is that David Cameron wants people to sleepwalk into censorship. We know that people stick with defaults: this is part of the idea behind 'nudge theory' and 'choice architecture' that is popular with Cameron.
The implication is that filtering is good, or at least harmless, for anyone, whether adult or child. Of course, this is not true; there's not just the question of false positives for web users, but the affect on a network economy of excluding a proportion of a legitimate website's audience.
I really like the term they use - sleepwalking into censorship. It's quite apt and nicely describes the slippery slope that "save the children" invariably leads to.
The implications of all this should be obvious to everyone here, especially if they've ever read any posts by me or some of the other rabidly anti-censorship people here.
I found that article via this one
, which is far less forgiving, and points out that this is nothing more than the totalitarian tip-toe once again.
Being the immoderate that I am, I'd flat out call this a cog in the machine of mind control.
Whether it's in the UK or Canada makes no difference - it's the same thing being rammed down people's throats. And most people won't know enough to unblock/uncensor their filters, so any talk about "it's voluntary" or "you have a choice" is just drivel. Out-out is not a choice you make - it is a choice that is made for you.