Iceland ISPs Consider Blocking Porn, Gambling Sites

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Iceland‘s biggest internet service providers could block access to porn and gambling sites for safety reasons.

Vodafone and Síminn, two of the country’s larget ISPs, are eyeing sites that feature x-rated material, gambling or other questionable content, according to RUV, Iceland’s national broadcaster. So far, no formal decision has been made on any potential restrictions.

The block wouldn’t be all-encompassing, as customers could still request access to such sites, reported The Reykjavik Grapevine, an Icelandic English-language magazine. But doing so would require users to tell their ISP what risqué sites they want to visit, it said.

Hrannar Pétursson, a spokesman for Vodafo…
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