Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Oz is gonna blacklist you

AMERICAblog notes the changes to access that are coming to Australia.

The government's $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages...
A new policy to enact a listing that all providers must use. A secret list? Why secret? So people won't complain, or know the focus?
Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ''unacceptable'' websites.
Great so people will nominate. Almost Athenian. So a site that gets a complaint is all it takes to be wiped from the Aussie net? Wow. How is this considered good?

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