Re: Is this the stupidest idea ever?
Sure it is... All it will take is 1 kid to a certain browser has a built-in "VPN", the follow day, its the gossip of every school playground in the UK. Once again, a government wasting millions on a futile effort, that will be rendered useless the minute its launch!
We still treat children as idiots when it comes to IT, they may be gullible and have no common sense, but most are more tech-savvy than all the government ministers and civil servants put together.
But you want to know the scary thing.... they'll then use this as an excuse to ban VPNs (If we hadn't seen how stupid the government was in recent years, I'd have said that was the plan all along, they just needed to manufacture a reason for it).
It's like the war on drugs, which was lost even before it started, governments feel the compulsion to control things, if they can't control it, they try to suppress it, but they can't comprehend there are things that are beyond even a States ability!
Big brother is watching... as a not so wise man once said, "its ok, as long as there is no touching!"