Google Chrome could swerve new UK porn block law for all users

THE latest version of Google chrome could swerve the UK’s new porn block.

Internet watchdogs fear the browser will use encryption to bypass filters that stop under-18s viewing X-rated content online.

Google’s latest Chrome will also allegedly make it harder to block damaging material including abuse images and terrorist propaganda, the Sunday Times reports.

The new browser will connect to Google’s servers and web experts are concerned this will allow them to have access to users’ browsing habits.

A government source told the Times: “Google will have a lot more than their searches it will have their entire browser history. That's an incredible amount of data.”

UK PORN BLOCK

The UK's porn block will come into effect on July 19 – requiring users to age check before gaining access to adult sites.

This means Brits will need to hand over ID proving they're older than 18.

Britain's movie-rating regulator, the BBFC, has been appointed to oversee this process, and can impose penalties on sites that don't comply.

And this includes blocking Brits from accessing a website altogether.

"If a service is non-compliant because they don't have effective age-verification or they are providing extreme pornography, the BBFC has a number of enforcement powers," the porn watchdog explained.

Penalties include asking search engines and social media to stop linking out to "non-compliant" porn sites.

It also includes asking payment providers to "withdraw their services" from the sites.
And lastly, the BBFC can "instruct internet service providers to block them" completely for all Brits – including adults.

The Sun Online has approached Google for comment.




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