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Google Chrome extension ‘Go Away Cameron’ defeats ISP level porn filters

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UK ISPs may have announced their porn filters but developers have already worked on ways to circumvent the filter with a particular one ‘Go Away Cameron’ hogging the limelight.

The tool comes as a Google Chrome extension and according to the developer evades all the ISP level censorship allowing users to gain access to all the blocked porn and adult content sites.

“I built this Chrome extension to bypass UK’s censorship. It is the easiest way to access blocked sites. Simply install the GAC Chrome extension, login, and the blocked sites are immediately bypassed.” wrote the Singapore-based developer @nebula.

When asked if the developer has an extensive list of all the blocked sites, @nebula revealed “I don’t have, nor will I ever have, an exhaustive list of UK banned sites.”

“What I can do is to merely detect whether the website returns you an error message saying UK blocked it”, nebula added.

The developer says that the Go Away Cameron tool uses a private and smart proxy service to reroute the traffic thereby bypassing the UK ISPs giving them access to blocked sites.

Sky, and BT have already implemented such filters with others set to implement the feature soon; however, the roll out hasn’t been smooth and it was reported that the filters are blocking legitimate sex education and support sites as well.