Author Topic: Louisiana residents need to enter their driver's licence # to access PornHub  (Read 5520 times)

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But they are right to do something.

I didn't mean to imply I disagree with that. And I think that on balance it's better to scare off a few people who are concerned that their porn habit will be revealed than it is to have the current free-for-all where teens (or 10yos as it turns out) are watching a huge amount of porn.

I think the point is that you can decouple the two things, and it looks like that's what is being done, though I'm not sure of the details. But it sounds like the porn site just gets yes/no from the verifying entity that the person in question is of a certain age. The question that remains is whether the verifying entity knows which websites it is verifying. The ideal would be to fully decouple. That way the porn site doesn't know the identity, only the age, and the verifying entity knows the age and identity, but not which website they are going to.

The idea would be somewhat similar to zero-knowledge cloud storage, but that would require an app on the user machine to do the encryption/decryption. Obviously, those systems aren't perfect either (see: Lastpass). But it makes a data breach similar to the Dolly Ashley Madison* breach very unlikely.

But as I say, I agree that barring a perfect system, the greatest social good seems to be in reducing access to porn for... well everyone probably, but especially the youngest users.

*Correction: Dolly Madison is a division of Hostess and makes crappy high-sugar deserts, so only diabetics secretly sneaking sugary snacks and "clean" food influencers need fear that breach. I was thinking of Ashley Madison, the "dating" site.
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When kids donít get adequate sex education, they go to the internet for answers.  Abstinence only education does not work. 

Teach kids about consensual sex as a normal human practice.  Stop hiding it as something forbidden.

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As a parent of four I completely agree with you.  I also agree with Ergo that porn does it's damage in that it is the wrong kind of education and also there is a fair amount of evidence that it displaces sexual activity.

>The problem is with who holds onto and manages that information.

Yeah.

BTW, here is the Law:
https://legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=22RS&b=HB142&sbi=y
https://legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=1289498

It is a stupid law.  All a site has to do is limit porn to 1/3 their content.  That means they can publish a bunch of public domain content that no one will ever see to skirt the law.

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Just FYI... here is the definition of "harmful to minors"

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4) "Material harmful to minors" is defined as all of the following:

(a) Any material that the average person, applying contemporary community
standards would find, taking the material as a whole and with respect to minors, is
designed to appeal to, or is designed to pander to, the prurient interest.

(b) Any of the following material that exploits, is devoted to, or principally
consists of descriptions of actual, simulated, or animated display or depiction of any
of the following, in a manner patently offensive with respect to minors:
(i) Pubic hair, anus, vulva, genitals, or nipple of the female breast.
(ii) Touching, caressing, or fondling of nipples, breasts, buttocks, anuses, or
genitals.
(iii) Sexual intercourse, masturbation, sodomy, bestiality, oral copulation,
flagellation, excretory functions, exhibitions, or any other sexual act.

(c) The material taken as a whole lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or
scientific value for minors.

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VPNs are cheap and ubiquitous.
It can be a new batch of keyword themes by VPN affiliates, much like how streaming Netflix or other services in markets where they did not exist yet in the past were.

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No porn for you: seven more states push for ID checks on adult websites | TechSpot

https://www.techspot.com/news/97613-no-porn-you-seven-more-states-push-checks.html