Dennis Gotta BT has announced that new customers will from today have p**n filters automatically switched on when they subscribe to its broadband service.

The company is also introducing new BT Parental Controls that go beyond the remit of its current free privacy controls, which only focus on desktops and laptops.

The new controls will cover all internet-connected devices in the home, including tablets, game consoles, and smartphones.

New customers, says BT in a press release, “[will]┬áhave to make a choice on whether or not to activate the parental controls when setting up their internet connection for the first time,” adding that “the option of having the controls implemented is pre-selected.” You’ll either have to confirm that you’re happy with the pre-selected protection level, or actively choose to change the settings, which BT is keen to remind you might expose you to “content potentially unsuitable for children.”     

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