Reply to post: Re: Already in place - vodafone

Age checks for online pr0n? I've never heard of it but it sounds like a good idea – survey

Ogi

Re: Already in place - vodafone

Yeah, I had similar things happen. They blocked access to a lot of websites I normally visit (like slashdot back in the day), my uni webpage, my VPN provider, and a few DIY electronics sites, all apparently under "adult content", and refused to give me access until I verified myself.

People think this will just be a porn filter, but I am sure quite a few sites will "accidentally" get categorised (including VPN services), and then you will be required to verify your ID to use your VPN.

I imagine one day they restrict all sites not on some approved list (if you stray out of the facebook/social media/government plantation), and you will have to be verified with your ID and consent to be tracked (for your own security of course).

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