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Virgin Media launches new porn filter to services

Mar 4th 2014, 12:31 by

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Virgin Media is the fourth broadband provider to introduce a porn filter to its services, preventing web users from accessing inappropriate content online. 

The Web Safe system can stop access to websites which feature pornography, drugs, violence, hate speech, suicide and self-harm. 

The government has pushed the UK’s leading ISPs to take action on blocking offensive webpages, with BT and TalkTalk among others who provide a filtering service. 

Currently, only new customers will be given the choice whether to turn the filtering system on or off, with plans being made for it to be available to existing subscribers. 

Virgin Media will be working alongside software company F-Secure SAFE, who specialise in protecting the younger generation from unsuitable content. 

Switched On Families has also been developed by the broadband provider, which guides parents on how to protect their children while they browse online. 

BT offers BT Parental Controls, with Sky offering Broadband Shield to customers and TalkTalk provides HomeSafe. 

Due to the government’s plans to crack down on illegal websites and accessibility to inappropriate webpages, the leading providers offer their filtering services with all broadband packages

Source: CBR 

Categories: Virgin Media

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