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Offline Piter

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People's Republic of Australia?
« on: October 17, 2008, 12:16:39 am »
'Net filters "required" for all Australians, no opt-out
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Australians may not be able to opt out of the government's Internet filtering initiative like they were originally led to believe. Details have begun to come out about Australia's Cyber-Safety Plan, which aims to block "illegal" content from being accessed within the country, as well as pornographic material inappropriate for children. Right now, the system is in the testing stages, but network engineers are now saying that there's no way to opt out entirely from content filtering.

http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20081016-net-filters-required-for-all-australians-no-opt-out.html

Offline Ebert Von Snappenhausen

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Re: People's Republic of Australia?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 02:54:07 am »
Congratulations comrades, it does seem that idiocy is contagious after all!
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Offline The Artist Formerly Known As Genome

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Re: People's Republic of Australia?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 01:08:53 pm »
They need to keep track of the inmates, after all.
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Offline Julius

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Re: People's Republic of Australia?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 10:16:56 pm »
The Stilgherrian has a good blog on the results of the filter software. He's done a few entries on the whole thing.
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