British Telecom Blocking Adult Content by Default

British Telecom, an ISP in Great Britain, will be introducing a new parental control feature for new and current customers.  This system will block adult content such as explicit language, pornography, etc.  There will apparently be three levels to choose from (strict, moderate, and light) which makes me think that there is no option to turn off the filter all together.  This brings about the question of whether or not an Internet Service Provider should have the power to control what is seen by their customers.  Obviously they have some authority over what they choose to provide, but limiting what an adult can do in order to supposedly protect children is questionable.  In my opinion parents should be the ones responsible for monitoring what their children do on the internet.,25421.html


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