BT Sets Default Porn Filter to "On" for New Customers

By Gary Cutlack on at

New users of BT's broadband service will find their ability to accidentally stumble across the exact kind of pornography they like severely limited, thanks to the ISP wing of the company making its adult content filters live.

The new BT Parental Controls filter will arrive with porn removal set to the "on" position, to keep David Cameron and the Daily Mail happy. New BT subscribers will have to access their broadband settings and manually turn it off, should they wish to access whatever sites the filter correctly or incorrectly classifies as porn.

Users are given three censorship options -- strict, moderate and light -- or the choice to turn it off altogether, with all existing BT ISP customers set to be asked the difficult "Do You Want Porn On Your Computer?" question some time during 2014. [BBC]