Noting that "online pornography was 'corroding childhood'", British prime minister David Cameron is requiring UK internet providers to block access to pornography -- unless the customer specifically chooses to receive it.
The new measures will apply to both existing and new customers.
Mr Cameron also called for some "horrific" internet search terms to be "blacklisted", meaning they would automatically bring up no results on websites such as Google or Bing.
He told the BBC he expected a "row" with service providers who, he said in his speech, were "not doing enough to take responsibility" despite having a "moral duty" to do so.
He also warned he could have to "force action" by changing the law and that, if there were "technical obstacles", firms should use their "greatest brains" to overcome them.
|Geordi LaForge has actual fans|
|Everything You Need to Know About the Net Neutrality Strike Down|
|Facebook Does What's Best For Facebook|
|The Marriage Killer: One in Five American Divorces Involve Facebook|
|The Growing Fight Over Personal Information|
|“Social robots will be uniquely personal.”|
|“When Life Gives You Lemons.”|
|“The more employees are watched, the harder they try to avoid being watched.”|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|“Bioinspired Polymeric Woods.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|
|“The world’s first hydrogen-powered train.”|