Governments around the world are trying to legislate to bring in censorship to control what they consider inappropriate. Although they claim this is to combat crime, measures they want to introduce can also put in place a mechanism to restrict freedom of speech and expression. You may have trust in the current government, but can you be sure that a future government will not be more oppressive?
An alternative is to use a company like OpenDNS. The good thing about this, is you can stop using them at any time, and you know what is going on. You can simply change your DNS settings to point to their servers, and it will block any blacklisted sites, such as sites with viruses, or spam sites. If you don’t like it, you can always change the DNS again after.
Current servers to point to are
- 22.214.171.124 (resolver1.opendns.com)
- 126.96.36.199 (resolver2.opendns.com)
For help in doing this, drop me (Adam) a line on 01646 602248.