Official in Charge of Guidelines for British Internet Porn Filters Arrested on Child Porn Charges

Last summer, I wrote an article titled: How Internet in the UK is “Sleepwalking into Censorship.” That post detailed how plans in the UK to unveil default internet filters, sold to the public under the guise of “blocking child porn” and all sorts of other unethical and illegal activities, would actually provide a backdoor to censoring the internet.

Well it turns out it is even worse than that. Apparently, Patrick Rock, an official who helped draw up guidelines on Internet porn filters, has been arrested for child porn. You can’t make this stuff up.

From Raw Story:

A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned after being arrested on suspicion of child pornography offenses, Downing Street confirmed Monday.

Patrick Rock, 62, was arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency last month.

“On the evening of February 12, Downing Street was first made aware of a potential offense relating to child abuse imagery,” said a Downing Street spokesman.

Rock, who helped draw up guidelines on Internet porn filters, was an adviser to the Conservative party for 30 years.

A friend of Cameron told the Daily Mail, which uncovered the arrest, that the prime minister was “extremely shocked.”

Full article here.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. It was never really about the porn to begin with. The porn was only the selling point to get the block list installed. Once in, they can then block any anti-ConDem site they want.

  2. Heads Up
    The link to “Full Article Here” is dead.

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  3. I think that its interesting how every time there’s a person in some form of office or a CEO or just a person in the neighborhood that is outspoken or causing any major effect good or bad they always suddenly get arrested for child porn. And when certain government agencies have been secretly videoing people with their webcams, Xbox 360′s and who knows what else like WebTV? And saving all the explicit data, the idea that it can be used to do want ever they want with it who’s going to be able to prove it. What really bothers me, its bad enough that we get spied on 24/7 but all the children that have laptops computers all that tech with cameras in them and the gov, abilities to videos everyone, the thought makes me sick.

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