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Australian Government to “Protect” Citizens by Censoring Internet

December 30, 2007

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Australian Government to “Protect” Citizens by Censoring Internet

Hard to believe, but the Australian government is taking measures that would broadly censor the Internet for Australian users.

Telecommunications Minister Stephen Conroy says new
measures are being put in place to provide greater protection to
children from online pornography and violent websites.

Senator Conroy says it will be mandatory for all internet service
providers to provide clean feeds, or ISP filtering, to houses and
schools that are free of pornography and inappropriate material.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/12/31/2129471.htm

This is a slippery slope and can only lead to disaster. Sure, it’s opt-out, but how do those deciding to opt-out not become a target for greater government scrutiny? 

This is going to end badly.

Co-founder/CTO WhenHub; co-founder DNN Software; founder Edaptable; educator; Open Source proponent; Microsoft MVP; tech geek; creative thinker; husband; dad. Personal blog: http://www.kalyani.com. Twitter: @techbubble
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