Watching free porn in Britain is about to get a lot trickier thanks to new rules that aim to protect children from online smut.
As early as next month, porn sites will be required to get proof of ID from UK residents before showing any X-rated clips.
That includes free porn sites like PornHub and YouPorn – which attract nearly 2billion visits a month between them worldwide.
They’ll join a number of other sites in using the AgeID system, which requires users to verify their age via an official form of ID such as a driver’s license or passport.
From April, when the new system is expected to launch, randy internet lurkers will be shown a non-pornographic “landing page”, according to AgeID spokesman James Clark.
“When a user first visits a site protected by AgeID, a landing page will appear with a prompt for the user to verify their age before they can access the site,” he told The Metro.
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SOURCE: Harry Pettit