Cameron's porn filter is a massive fail -

David Cameron's attempt to keep children safe from the evil internet when they have been abandoned in a pub appears to be failing on many different levels.

The filter designed to catch porn and adult content inadvertently blocked a game update which contained the letters 's-e-x'

The League of Legends strategy game mistakenly caught by UK porn filter because an update of an online video game due which unintentionally included the letters "s-e-x" in its web address.

As a result the block resulted in the update failing with "file not found" errors, which are usually created by missing files or broken updates on the part of the developers.

The problem was first noted on social news site Reddit by LolBoopje showing that files named VarusExpirationTimer.luaobj and XerathMageChainsExtended.luaobj were enough to trigger a block at the internet service provider level.

But the filter, which already causes more trouble than it is worth, is also being rendered useless because people are opting out of it.

The Guardian said that that the filters are only used by a minority of people: those that have ordered a new service since the law came into effect, and who said "yes" to filtering when they signed up. Most are not doing so.

All it seems Cameron's filter did was show that Brits hate being told what they can't read online and will ignore it when they can.