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RIM's proxy-style web delivery is bypassing mobile network operators' filters on internet filth, including the thoroughly illegal sites listed by the Internet Watch Foundation, much to the delight disgust of the Daily Mail. RIM admits that it isn't implementing a block on sites identified by the IWF as hosts of banned material, …

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RIM announce huge surge in sales ....

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I often wonder if people are as naive and stupid as articles like this make them appear to be, and then I realise that yes, yes they are.

IWF doesn't block all cp, it blocks a tiny percentage that could be found if you wanted too as it tends to rely on people reporting it to them as opposed to going on exhaustive hunts.

As to porn, I can legally sign a contract which means I'm over 18, having a tick box may be of some use if I were buying an internet connection for a child, but I probably wouldn't bother ticking it, I'd educate my child and until it's in its mid teens it wouldn't have a phone that could do anymore then make calls and text messages, no camera, I know what teenagers do with cameras, I don't want to find out the lads have found a picture of it naked on instagram.

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Oh I do like these posts from people who clearly haven't got any children of their own :-)

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Thanks for the Daily Fail link.

I was amused to see the juxtaposition of two items in their other-headlines sidebar:

"# Call of booty: Channel 4 computer game featuring condom-wearing soldiers shooting sperm wins Bafta

# Feeding cows on wine dregs improves milk and cuts on, ahem, 'methane emissions'"

So, it's quite alright to mention condoms and 'shooting sperm', but farts are too far beyond the pale to refer to without coy euphemism? Hahaha what a, ahem, 'fecal matter'-y rag.

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What are Japanese BB users going to do with IWF censorship?

Their adult material is the sickest of the lot.

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Just Great

So now the whole world (of Blackberry users) will be subjected to IWF's nonsense? I don't own one, but if I did I wouldn't be happy at all.

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