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UK porn filter blocks game update that contained ‘sex’

Posted on January 24th, 2014 at 10:14 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment

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The firewall being operated by the UK’s biggest internet service providers as part of David Cameron’s child internet safety campaign has blocked an update of an online video game due which unintentionally included the letters “s-e-x” in its web address.

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The issue was first noted on social news site Reddit by LolBoopje showing that files named VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj and XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj (emphasis added) were enough to trigger a block at the internet service provider level.

It makes me wonder if the people living in Essex get any internet at all….

  1. At least the people in Essex don’t live in Scunthorpe. The Guardian’s football blog refers to the local team as Firewall F.C.

  2. At the risk of repeating myself, is it me or is it stupid in this internet?

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