If they are admitting that people can work around this system, don't this flame the debate of "what is the point?".
I don't agree with the Zoe in the slightest and I feel I should convert their quotes into New Labour (1984 speak).
"Zoe Hilton, the NSPCC's policy adviser, told The Register that despite the simple technical counter-measures available to paedophiles, filtering websites was valuable. "There's a whole spectrum of offending," she said. "Clearly, we're not going to stop determined paedophiles, but we know from our work with offenders that it can often start with an accidental exposure and curiosity. There's a huge element of opportunism to a lot the commercial sites.""
"Despite the fact that the system can be circumvented by anyone (specially paedos), pointless (and unknown filtering of an unable secret list) is valuable. Lots of people frequently circumvent our list and they should be shot/jailed/hung. Any determined person can look at anything they like and we cannot stop them - we need to censor the internet. Accidental exposure creates paedos and we want to ban pictures of any kid as it might give the mentally fucked up individual (paedo) a hard one."
I'm sorry but I find people like this evil - I don't see what good censorship does and if it can be worked around (Tor network or proxy) when that is the point of it?
OK, paedos might be terrorable but why don't the goverment (police) just setup honey traps and catch them that way (or is this too much effort?).
I think we should have a system where we can call an instant election when the government does something we don't like (i.e. population force election by voting in a secure system and there is a 60% mark to force change). We should also have preposant representation so we don't just have two parties (Labour and Torys in out case as both seem to shadow each on big issues).
I want a government which looks after the population and not trys to fuck with it at every opertunity - unforunitly I think this goverment and the Tory have so often agreed on policy that there is little change between them.
Anon as I could possibly be shot or detained on some insane law!