Saturday January 12, 2019

Porn Viewers Will Have to Prove Age as Online Law Passes in UK

Come April, residents in the UK will have to pass an age verification check in order to access porn sites. There isn’t a standard process in place yet, but many predict they’ll have to give up their banking details, or even install software on their phone or computer. Experts warn this could become an avenue for blackmail, as ministers and celebrities could have their porn histories hacked.

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"The government's own impact assessment recognizes that it is not guaranteed to succeed, and I suspect we will see an increase in advertising from VPN providers in the near future." VPNs or virtual private networks are a privacy technology which allows users to tunnel their internet communications through a third party. This would enable users in the UK to avoid any censorship requirements imposed by sites on users connecting from in the country.