Friday, October 17, 2008

Australia to Begin Filtering Internet

Australia has always been a land down under, where women glow and men chunder. But that could all change very soon as the Aussie government plans to implement a national Internet content filtering system. Known as the "Plan for Cyber-Safety," ISPs will be required to implement the blocks. Users may not opt-out. But they do still have options: you can either be under a blacklist which excludes material inappropriate for children (I'm thinking porn), or under a different blacklist which only excludes illegal content (I'm thinking freaky porn). I'm sure Australia's heart is in the right place on this, but the fear is always that the filter will be expanded to exclude non-porn materials, like protest sites, drug blogs, or all-night video feeds of men waltzing their matildas. Let's hope this site doesn't get banned again. Read more here.

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