from the little-old-lady-next-door-is-watching-you dept.
UK ISP TalkTalk have been throttling the whole Imgur domain whenever it receives notice from the Internet Watch Foundation that a single URL from the image sharing site contains child abuse imagery.
[Editors Note] The IWF isn't a legal body, but a registered charity. From wikipedia:
From 2010 the Office of Government Commerce (OGC) required all procurement specifications for the provision of Internet-related services to government agencies and public bodies to require the Internet service provider (ISP) to block access to sites [sic] on the IWF list.
The IWF operates in informal partnership with the police, government, public, and Internet service providers. Originally formed to police suspected child pornography online, the IWF's remit was later expanded to cover criminally obscene material.
The IWF is an incorporated charity, limited by guarantee, and largely funded by voluntary contributions from UK communications service providers, including ISPs, mobile phone operators, Internet trade associations, search engines, hardware manufacturers, and software providers. It also receives funding from the Association for Payment Clearing Services and the European Union.