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UK’s porn age verification law to go into result on July 15th

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The sites impacted by the UK’s new “pornography block” law consist of complimentary video hosting websites such as PornHub and RedTube, as well as industrial providers of online pornographic content. If they fail to implement the age confirmation technology, they face being obstructed for UK users. MindGeek, the company that owns PornHub, YouPorn, RedTube and Brazzers, is working on an ” AgeID” system that directs users to a non-pornographic page to validate their age using a driver’s license or passport.

The UK is distinct in being the first worldwide to implement such a law. British officials promoted a porn block following concerns over kids accessing sexual product on the internet. “Adult material is presently far too easy for kids to access online. The introduction of obligatory age-verification is a world-first, and we’ve put in the time to stabilize privacy concerns with the need to safeguard kids from inappropriate material,” said UK Digital Minister Margot James in a press release

The controversial porn block was originally expected to go into impact on April 2018, however was pressed back by the government a few times. Critics of the pornography block law argue that the law would basically produce a database of UK pornography users, which would pose a big problem if it were to ever leak.

Especially, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport sent Wednesday’s news release on the pornography block law in an email that exposed the e-mail addresses of over 300 reporters, The Guardian reported “Information leakages could be dreadful. And they will be the federal government’s own fault,” stated Jim Killock of the Open Rights Group

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Ronald Antonio O'Sullivan OBE (born 5 December 1975) is an English professional snooker player who is widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the history of the sport. He has won five World Championships, a record seven Masters titles, and a record seven UK Championships, setting a record total of 19 titles in Triple Crown tournaments. He shares the record for the most ranking titles (36) with Stephen Hendry. His career earnings of over £10 million put him in first place on snooker's all-time prize-money list. Winning the Tour Championship on 24 March 2019 made him the sport's current world number one, the fourth time in his career that he has held the top position and the first time he has been number one since May 2010. This is the longest gap between number one spells by any player in history.