[TheGuardian] David Cameron's internet porn filter is the start of censorship creep
A comment article on "Cameron's porn filter [that] looks less like an attempt to protect kids than a convenient way to block a lot of content the British government doesn't want its citizens to see, with no public consultation whatsoever."
"With minimal argument, a Conservative-led government has given private firms permission to decide what websites we may and may not access. This sets a precedent for state censorship on an enormous scale – all outsourced to the private sector [...]"
"Records of opt-in software will, furthermore, make it simpler for national and international surveillance programmes to track who is looking at what sort of website."