New Chrome extension evades UK porn filters

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by CBR Staff Writer| 24 December 2013

The new ‘Go away Cameron’ extension evades censorship and allows again immediate access to all blocked sites.

A new Google Chrome browser extension has been launched that evades censorship and allows again immediate access to all blocked sites.

Dubbed 'Go away Cameron', the new extension allows Brits to access the sites they are interested in, irrespective of UK's parental controls and brings porn back.

According to the extension developer, @nubela, it uses a private and smart proxy service to route users' access around censorship as well allow regaining access to favourite blocked sites in the UK.

"I don't have, nor will I ever have, an exhuastive list of UK banned sites," @nubela said.

"What I can do is to merely detect whether the website returns you an error message saying UK blocked it."

The latest tool is a variant of the similar tool developed by @nubela to avoid government filters in Singapore.

However, almost all the UK ISPs have implemented safety filters, in the wake of orders from Prime Minister David Cameron, as part of efforts to curb children access to hardcore legal pornography.

BT has recently turned on its new 'default' online parental control filters for its new customers in a bid to protect children online, while other ISPs including TalkTalk and Sky are working on such tools that are scheduled to go live early next year.

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