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+ - Online pornography and search terms to be blocked by default in the UK

Submitted by Idimmu Xul
Idimmu Xul (204345) writes "The BBC is reporting that "Every household in the UK is to have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron has announced". The new measures will apply to both existing and new customers.
Mr Cameron also called for some "horrific" internet search terms to be "blacklisted", meaning they would automatically bring up no results on websites such as Google or Bing."

+ - Twitter anger over bomb tweeter

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Idimmu Xul (204345) writes "The BBC and NY Times are reporting that Tweeters have joined forces to support Paul Chambers, the man convicted and fined for a Twitter message threatening to blow up an airport. Thousands of Twitter users are retweeting his original joke message with the #iamspartacus tag in protest of the conviction. So far there have been no subsequent arrests for people doing exactly the same thing as Paul."
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+ - Pirate Bay founders found guilty

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Idimmu Xul writes "The BBC are reporting that a court in Sweden has jailed four men behind The Pirate Bay (TPB), the world's most high-profile file-sharing website.

Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty of breaking copyright law and were sentenced to a year in jail. They were also ordered to pay 30m kronor (£2.4m) in damages. In a Twitter posting, Mr Sunde said: "Nothing will happen to TPB, this is just theatre for the media.""

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