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Britain's Bold Plan to Protect Kids from Porn Online

Following footsteps of Iceland and India, United Kingdom seeks restrictions on Internet pornography.

An expansive plan to restrict access to pornography in the United Kingdom has been unveiled by British prime minister David Cameron—but critics already are saying it won't help protect children.

Beginning in 2014, the Daily Mail reports, "all 19 million U.K. homes currently connected to the net will be contacted by service providers and told they must say whether family-friendly filters that block all porn sites should be switched on or off." Cameron also seeks to pass legislation that will ban "extreme porn", including simulated rape.

"This is, quite simply, about how we protect our children and their innocence," he said at a press conference in London.

And he expects Internet giants, including Google and Yahoo, not just to comply but to help, telling them that they have a "moral duty" to act—and threatening sanctions "if they fail to blacklist key search terms for horrific images by October."

Yet, The Daily ...

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