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Displaying items by tag: Filtering

Linksys and Trend Micro have "joined forces" to deliver new security features to users of the mesh-enabled Linksys Velop home router, at per month or per year pricing.

Published in Home Tech

The Australian Government is being petitioned to scrap its plans for an expensive, industry-run Internet filter that won’t stop piracy.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Atmail has powered with email security experts Spamhaus to offer spam protection services at an affordable price.

Published in Security

The slippery slope to Australia becoming an authoritarian capitalist state with restricted Internet access like China is looming with the excuse being that pirate sites need blocking, even though VPNs can easily get around government enforced restrictions.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 26 July 2013 16:48

Huawei praised for UK porn filter

An opt-in pornography filter praised this week by British Prime Minister David Cameron is controlled by controversial Chinese firm Huawei, according to new reports.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 26 July 2013 11:47

Australia responds to UK porn filter

Australia's Internet Industry Association has responded to the UK government's controversial porn filtering proposal, calling for restraint and considered debate.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Nominum, a company whose software underpins domain name systems (DNS) for hundreds of ISPs worldwide, has developed a software platform and associated ecosystem to enable network operators to easily develop and deploy a wide range of applications to leverage the DNS.

Wednesday, 01 February 2012 20:19

A cleaner Internet - or a censored Internet?

A news report says Kevin Bermeister, of Kazaa fame, thinks major network equipment providers could easily use a 'global file registry filter' to 'reduce piracy' - but surely censorship could easily rear its even uglier head?

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Monday, 30 January 2012 08:37

Tony Abbott touts Coalition cyber safety push

Coalition leader Tony Abbott has announced plans to set up an Online Safety Working Group  to develop the Coalition's online safety policy.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 02 December 2011 08:06

AVG acquires web filtering company Bsecure

AVG Technologies has acquired Bsecure, a provider of cloud-based web filtering aimed largely at the home market.

Published in Deals

A UK court has ordered BT to use its Cleanfeed technology - developed for and used to block access to child pornography web sites - to prevent its customers accessing the NewzBin2 web site that offers access to pirated movies.

Published in Technology Regulation

A UK court has ordered BT to use its Cleanfeed technology - developed for and used to block access to child pornography web sites - to prevent its customers accessing the NewzBin2 web site that offers access to pirated movies.

Published in Uncategorized

According to Intel's IT security subsidiary, McAfee, the average consumer - worldwide - has digital assets across multiple digital devices valued at $US37k, but more than a third lack protection across all of those devices. In the US, the average value was $US55k, and in Australia just $US21k.

Published in Home Tech

Two of Australia's biggest ISPs (and telcos), Telstra and Optus, will commence 'voluntary' censorship of 500 websites to defend against 'child abuse', even though the child abusers moved off the standard web a long time ago to a galaxy of underground webs far, far away from what you'll find on Google.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 08 June 2011 14:09

McAfee updates Family Protection package

A new version of McAfee Family Protection refines parents' ability to control and track their children's Internet usage.

Published in Home Tech

The UN's special rapporteur on freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, has tabled a report saying that there should be minimal restriction of information on the Internet but warning that Governments are increasingly controlling the Internet because of its potential to mobilise people to challenge the status quo.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Budget has allocated $34.4m over five years to DBCDE for additional work to support the finalisation of definitive agreements between Telstra and NBN Co and $12.8m to the ACMA and the ACCC to set up the regulatory framework for the NBN.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:06

Mauritius filters the Internet

The Republic of Mauritius has joined the growing list of countries implementing national Internet filtering systems, but for a limited list of child sexual abuse sites.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 16 August 2010 17:14

Greens torpedo any chance of internet filter

Any hope that a returned Gillard Labor Government will implement mandatory ISP-level internet filtering has further diminished with the Greens rejecting the proposal as part of its cyber safety election policy

Published in Government Tech Policy

Electronic Frontiers Australia has welcomed the bundle of Internet protection measures announced the Coalition as being superior to both the ALP's heavy handed censorship plans and to former Howard Government policy, but has questioned whether the problems merit the $100m budget allocated.

Published in Technology Regulation

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