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Deconstructing the Virgin Media Censorship Infrastructure

Recently members of the UK government has been pushing towards increasing censorship of the Internet by forcing IPS to block ‘esoteric websites’, among other things by default. Once these filters have been around for a while, I suspect it will eventually not be possible to ‘opt out’ of the censorship, probably causing a major increase in the purchase of overseas VPNs, and users making themselves less safe by using random proxies for their internet traffic.

The ‘esoteric’ censorship currently isn’t in place for my ISP, but some UK ISPs have already been forced to block requests to specific web sites.  I would not be surprised if the same, or similar blocking framework will be used for the next round of censorship, so I have decided to investigate how the censorship of these “copyright infringing” sites currently work.

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