It’s official now, the Indian government asked Internet Service Providers to ban more than 850 major adult websites on the internet in just one week. It is a huge and controversial move by the Indian government to control the rising number of porn consumers in the country. As the rulers knew that it is a toughest task they have ever faced.
As like China did with the YouTube and Facebook ban earlier this year. India is on the anti-internet rule mode now. If would have noticed few months before, the whole world was talking about the internet freedom of net neutrality and it causes. Tech people debated and questioned for not to implement this rule anywhere on earth and created huge awareness all over the world. In the same way, banning the adult sites will be the next debatable topic of this country. And here’s why India can’t block all the adult websites on the internet?
Why Can’t Block All The Adult Websites On The Internet?
The popular Pornhub.com website states that the total number of world porn watchers is more than 100 million, and in those 40% of them are Indians. According to Alexa (Google page ranker), pornhub.com is in the 72nd position as a most favorite website in the world. Where India is the 2nd largest democracy who spend lots time on it, than any other country in the world. Over the years, the mobile penetration given so much freedom for the Internet to evolve more. As 40% of the internet contents are largely related with the adult sites, and there is not so much of parental control available till the date. So, the government aimed to block all the adult websites on the internet and make use of world wide web in the right possible way.
Why it’s virtually impossible to ban Porn?
It may be the right thing to do by the government, but it forgot to check the facts more. Everyone in India aware of rising number of rape, molestation, groping cases and increasing more than ever. But just banning adult websites does going to help these problems?….. Maybe, but will not be an big impact!
In fact, access to pornography is believed to be negatively affecting India’s youth and to have a direct relationship to an increase in violence against women. Studies from around the world strongly point out that there is no direct relationship between onscreen and real-world violence against women.
Don’t ban porn. Ban men ogling, leering, brushing past, groping, molesting, abusing, humiliating and raping women. Ban non-consent. Not sex.
— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) August 3, 2015
So, Its virtually impossible task for the Indian government to block all the porn websites, which majorly operated outside of India where most of them porn is legal thing. These bloggers or the website owners are unidentifiable, to curb their source India’s cyber crime is need be matured in technological advances.
Why these sites are unblockable?
It may be a nightmare to the netizens of India, who already on the way to circumvent this rule in various ways as possible. A person no need be the skilled hacker to crack these blockers, since Google has million pages of tricks and tips to help. Here is the top 6 classic and every person on earth who owns the computer can do these tricks,
Ways to Bypassing the India’s pornography ban rule,
1) The simplest way is to not getting blocked by the ISP’s is to use the IP address, instead of the URL’s.
2) By shortening the URL using the services like http://tinyurl.com/ will get through the URL block settings made by Internet Service Providers (ISP).
4) Services like Anonymizer, Skysurfing, ProXYZ, etc. used search these adult domains from their websites as anonymous without getting blocked.
5) Social sites like Reddit, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, has the substantial number of pornographic materials.
5) Another widely known option is to “Being invisible in online” by using Proxies. Proxies are the filter between you and the rest of the internet world.
6) Torrents has more number of adult contents than a adult website has it.
It may be the right thing to do by the government to show the right path to their younger generation. In the mean time, the rulers of India should not forget that the internet is a wide ocean, which built by the billions of people on earth. The number 850 is just a tip of an iceberg. So, INDIA should keep in mind that, it is not the technology need to be changed, but the people mind it is.