'The Great Firewall of Porn': This program blocks you from visiting any website that isn't pornography

Jason Gilbert
Yahoo News

Generally, a company or a school will set up a firewall to stop its computer users from visiting pornographic websites. But what if you developed a program that blocked any website that didn't have pornography on it, and only allowed users to surf to sites showing a little (or a lot) of T & A?

That is the idea behind The Great Firewall of Porn, a brilliant bit of software from British hacker Sicksad first spotted by website Hack A Day. The Great Firewall of Porn was constructed by Sicksad to prevent visitors from accessing any non-porn websites, turning the usual idea of the proper firewall on its head.

It is also a canny protest against the UK government and Prime Minister David Cameron, who has proposed a new law that would require British Internet users to "opt in" to being allowed to view pornography on the web when choosing an Internet Service Provider. Unless they tick a box when signing up for Internet service, in other words, British computer users will not be able to view porn on their home networks.

Critics of the law contend that such a filter constitutes undue government censorship and repression of free speech. Based on a video posted by Sicksad introducing his version of a UK Porn Filter, it would seem that the hacker agrees.


You can read more about the Great Firewall of Porn, and even install your own GFOP, here
. And we have more on the UK's proposed porno ban here.
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