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Why Age Verification for Online Porn Failed

The policy aimed to protect children, but critics say the flawed project presented serious privacy risks

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WWhen today’s politicians were at school, they may well have discovered pornography through a ragged magazine passed around the back of the class, or an illicit VHS tape at their friend’s house. Today, the scale…

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Becca Caddy

Becca Caddy

UK-based journalist specialising in tech, science & the future. Author of SCREEN TIME (out Jan 2021). beccacaddy.com

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