Thanks for your reply R.K,
Its a while since I have kept up with some of the changes in security of the Internet ... in that I had only heard some past suggestions that certain types of censorship was being considered ..
but I did not realise that in some cases its now been brought in. It was the 1st time I have now become aware of it..
this article was suggested back from 2016...but I am not sure when it was officially brough in
I found one article that refered to one mobile network using censorship to adult content in 2018 but I am not sure if it as yet applies to also broadband wifi companies...
UPDATE UK Government Confirm Move to Force ISPs into Blocking “Adult” Sites
It is expected the Government has officially announced that Mobile and fixed line broadband providers in the United Kingdom will soon be forced into the mandatory blocking of all “adult” websites; specifically those that fail to offer an adequate method of age-verification for their visitors.
This gives some history of the UK Intenret Censorship, but I am not sure its actually giving any specific details as to if its actually been brought in
I have not read it in full to try and determine it as yet...but on a quick browse I dont think it actually makes it clear...or obvious..
The article also refs to how it can be bypassed... but I am not sure if they may have or intend to find ways to block us using this..or already may have...
Finally, anybody who wants to find and access such material will easily be able to circumvent such blocks, such as via a proxy server or VPN. Lest we not forget Google’s image search, which displays naughty content unless ‘Safe Search‘ is enabled (will Google be blocked too?). All of these circumvention methods are easy to use and you can bet the last pound in your pocket that children above a certain age will know more about this than the rest of us.
I think for adults to be asked to supply Passport or Driving Licence details online is some what asking far too much...and I am against it... thats far to important information to chance giving online IMO.
In ref to restrictions from ISP providers ... have yourself or other members also experienced it I wonder , as I now wonder if its now become more common.. or am I just unlucky to have selected a ISP provider who has brought in .such restrictions. I am not sure if this has been brought in in most other Countries or the USA or if this has not yet happened in the USA as it appears US yahoo has not been targeted...
In ref to trying the US Yahoo or google / ncr links ... unfortunately when I have tried inputting those urls... they still are asking for me to agree to accepting their terms and agreeing to data protection. GDPR..
General Data Protection Regulation
I found a few articles that suggest ways of how to bypass censorship... but It may require one to be a bit technical and to be confident or clever enough to know what your doing...and hope that you do not create some wrong settings that you later may make a mistake and not be able to rectify..
Out of further curiousity.... do you know how to get around accepting GDPR type Cookies that some Data protection GDPR websites are now enforcing if you want to enter their websites...
which I find a REAL pain !... and hate !.
Someone suggested that I use Incognito on GC but when I tried using it... I did not over the cookie still appearing on the webpage..
Also try clicking on the More button in the upper right. There is an option for Choose Your Country at the bottom of the page. Don't know if it will work for mail tho.
This may apply to all or just certain browsers .. I cannot find a obvious MORE button on the Top RHS ..on the two browsers I am using FF / GC ... but there is some sort of menu showing 3 horizontal bars that has various info and options or settings but I cannot find anthing that stands out relating to altering the Country...at least so far...
Edited by dowsp, 13 February 2020 - 06:36 AM.