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TalkTalk introduces adult content filter

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TalkTalk has introduced adult content filter software to its broadband packages.

New customers are required to manually confirm that they wish to access X-rated material, and will be asked to reconfirm the preference each year, Metro reports.

TalkTalk's HomeSafe filter blocks access to all websites hosting porn, violence, gambling and drugs unless the user specifies otherwise. The UK government is currently reviewing plans to force all internet service providers (ISPs) to introduce opt-in content filters.

The move has drawn criticism from commentators, some of whom are likening it to censorship.

Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group said: "We welcome a consultation but default filternets are awful. They block a wide range of innocent material; and nobody should be advocating broader and simpler censorship."

Dido Harding, chief executive of TalkTalk, defended the new measures, calling for other ISPs to "wake up to the fact that society as a whole cares strongly about this".

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