In July 2013, UK prime minister David Cameron announced a
series of measures to censor the internet.
Do Not Force ISP Filtering of Pornography and Other Content
David Cameron: Stop Sleepwalking the UK into Censorship
All internet users will have to choose network level website
blocking. For new users by the end of 2013. For existing customers by
end of 2014. The subscriber making the choices will be subject to age
verification and further updates to the blocking options may only be
made by the account holder.
Website blocking to be applied to all new mobile phones
Prohibited possession of extreme pornography will be extended
to scenes of simulated rape.
The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) is to draw
up a blacklist of banned Google search terms, Chinese style.
Hardcore services on Connected TVs to be restricted to videos within
BBFC R18 guidelines
There will be stronger powers for watchdogs to investigate the
hidden internet -- heavily encrypted forums and pages that allow
abusers to cover their tracks
Adult content will be banned on public WiFi
Ofcom to oversee this implementation of these measures.