And premium rate phones services to be "opt in" too
Funny, how when big business stands to *lose*, they suddenly become interested in freedom of choice.
My son, aged 7, managed to saddle us with a £20 phone bill, after he dialled a premium rate "tips line" advertised on one of his PS2 games, without our knowing. Contacted Telewest (as 'twas) and discovered you need to pay £1/month to have premium rate numbers blocked.
Ever since then, it's been a personal bugbear of mine that such services should be OFF by default - if you want them, you need to ask for them.
After all, it's not as if the telcos business model relies on people abusing the premium rate system to make money is it ? I mean all revenue they gain from operating premium rate services is from people who really want to use the service, isn't it ?
Anyway, back to the story in hand. Personally I have no problem with filtering being on by default, as long as grown-ups can removed or modify it themselves. I do not want a "uk.plc approved" internet.
Now, where's that list of VPN providers ?