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Displaying items by tag: internet filtering

Thursday, 11 December 2014 06:24

Bad choice, says Choice

Consumer group Choice says the Government’s anti-piracy proposals could mean harsh penalties for consumers, with no solution to high cost of content.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 06:20

No porn please – we’re British

British Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed one of the Western world’s most restrictive Internet access regimes. Internet users will have to opt in to get porn, not opt out.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 16 May 2013 16:57

New fears for web censorship in Australia

The blocking of 1200 legal websites by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has sparked calls for the federal goverment to reveal who it's censoring, and why.

Published in Government Tech Policy
A survey of New Zealanders' views on the Digital Child Exploitation Filtering System (DCEFS) suggests the majority of New Zealanders would welcome a more comprehensive filtering scheme, on an opt-in basis. However the survey also found widespread ignorance of the current scheme.
Published in Technology Regulation

A one-day international gathering of digital thought leaders incorporating Media2011 presented by Fairfax Media in association with X Media Lab, Thursday 3 March 2011, Doltone House, Sydney

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:27

White list start-up targets net nasties

A Brisbane start-up, which will soon relocate to Singapore, has launched a software tool which it claims will help keep kids away from net nasties for $99 a year.

Published in Home Tech

In a stunning turnaround, Australia's Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, has just announced that his nefarious plan to erect a great firewall of Australia has been abandoned, with the Minister announcing he is 'finally listening to the people that voted us into office' and has issued an apology to all Australians.

Published in Government Tech Policy

A news report in Forbes says that China has blocked Google with its great firewall, now the world waits to see if Australia's Minister for Censorship, Senator Stephen Conroy, will do the same following his outrageous attacks on Google.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The United States, the land of the free and the brave, and defender of the Internet, has 'raised concerns' over Australia's proposed Internet filter with Australian officials, according to a news report.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Friday, 12 March 2010 15:33

EFA welcomes Hockey stance on Internet filter

Electronic Frontiers Australia has welcomed remarks made by Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey concerning proposed mandatory Internet filtering.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 18 February 2010 14:31

Google is the World's Biggest Filter

In arguing against the Government's proposed internet filter, Google Australia has made much of its YouTube video service being a platform for free expression. But the company already filters far more from that platform than Government proposes through its filtering program.
Published in The Big House
Monday, 15 February 2010 14:29

Conroy faces off with Google on censorship

The Rudd Government has played down search giant Google's reluctance to voluntarily assist in censoring Refused Classification material from the internet, saying the company would clearly be required to comply with the new laws when they come in effect anyway.
Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 25 January 2010 10:42

Clinton shines light on Aussie filter

It's not everyday a humble Communications Minister from Australia finds himself on the wrong side of comments made by a US Secretary of State. But that's where Stephen Conroy landed last week.

Published in The Big House
Electronic Frontiers Australia will relaunch its anti- internet filter campaign in two weeks to broaden its appeal among non-technical Australians, and will dump its No Clean Feed slogan in favour of a message with more mainstream appeal.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 18 January 2010 05:33

Why the anti-filter campaign is failing

The anti- internet filtering campaign has been hijacked by zealots and ideology-driven windbags and has consistently failed to articulate to moderate Australians what we stand to lose if the policy proceeds.

Published in The Big House
Thursday, 14 January 2010 13:29

Internet filter ferals blacklist Lundy

When the ACT senator Kate Lundy wrote a reasoned, informed and ultimately politically brave blog on the Government's filtering plans in mid-December, she would have already known what was coming. The filter brings out the feral in even the most mild-mannered users.

Published in The Big House
Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:14

All systems go for 'blacklist' filter: Conroy

The Rudd Government will introduce mandatory ISP-level filtering of Refused Classification material on the internet based on a blacklist system and will provide funding to encourage service providers to give customers the option of more stringent filtering systems, Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has announced.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 18:41

GetUp cranks pressure on Rudd filter plan

Spare a thought for Kevin Rudd on Thursday morning as he spins up his computer and prepares for his occasional web chat with citizens of the Wide Brown Land.

Published in The Big House
Monday, 12 October 2009 16:08

Filtering lacks clear policy objective: ACS

It is impossible to understand the feasibility of mandatory ISP-level filtering or its impact on network performance until Government clearly articulates what its policy objectives are, an Australian Computer Society expert panel says.

Published in Home Tech
The Global Financial Crisis, such as it was, will recede from voters' memories even faster than it took share markets by storm a year ago. And as much as the Rudd Government has enjoyed the ‘best crisis it could hope for,’ spruiking its heroics won’t get it too far with an electorate already starting to ask what have you done for me lately.

Published in The Big House
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