UK ISP TalkTalk has announced it'll be taking the lead in the new rush to offer porn-free internet connections, with the network soon to ask all of its subscribers to confirm their filtering options. In short, you'll have to tell it you want porn, if you want porn. We'll assume you do.

The awkward choice will see the ISP ask all of its 4.2 million subscribers to decide if they'd like the standard, porn-littered version of the internet, of if they'd rather be served pages filtered by the network's HomeSafe blocking system (which isn't infallible but still manages to block most flagged sites). Following that choice, users will then be asked to confirm their selection annually, just in case there's been a terrible mix-up.

Some 350,000 TalkTalk users already get the restricted version of the web through their internet pipes, with government stats suggesting the filtered version of the web is particular popular with the lady subscriber. [Channel 4]

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