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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The UK’s controversial porn block will go into effect on July 15th

The UK’s controversial porn block has a new launch date: July 15th, 2019.

The scheme, which is designed to stop people under 18 from accessing pornographic material online, has been repeatedly delayed. The government previously said it would roll out the block sometime in April, but it has now pushed that date back to July 15th, BBC News reports.

The law will force commercial porn sites to check the age of visitors from the UK. Sites that fail to comply could be blocked by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Visitors to sites will be able to verify their age using documents like passports, driver’s licenses, or credit cards. Porn passes will also be sold in shops for £4.99 ($6.50).

The block has been repeatedly criticized by privacy...

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Source:
The Verge - Tech Posts

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