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By Lauredhel on May 27, 2009
Well, the proposed Australian internet filtering plans have shifted, and changed, and been fiddled with, and shifted again. We went from an across-the-board opt-out censorship system (the election promise), to some sort of “clean feed” (a meaningless term), to mandatory nationwide censorship of all sorts of things, to mandatory nationwide censorship of Refused Classification material, [...]
Posted in culture wars, Politics, technology | Tagged acma, australia, blacklist, books & writing, broadband, censorship, communications, conroy, elections, filtering, freedom of speech, internet, internet filtering, IT, legislation, moral panics | 5 Responses
By Lauredhel on March 15, 2009
For those interested in Minister Stephen Conroy’s plans to introduce mandatory internet censorship to Australia, check out Wendy Carlisle’s show on the Background Briefing. ABC Radio National: Conroy’s clean feed It’s well-researched, and it explains the issue from square one, right back to Conroy’s fib that Kevin Rudd’s Labor government campaigned on the issue and [...]
Posted in culture wars, language, law & order, Politics | Tagged abc, australia, blogging, censorship, civil-rights, conroy, filtering, freedom of speech, internet, internet censorship, internet filtering, IT, Kevin Rudd, moral panics, nocleanfeed, pornography, privacy, rights, rudd, trial
By Lauredhel on February 4, 2009
Ever wanted to visualise the feminist blogging Anglosphere with an interactive map and a US-centric focus? Here’s your chance: The Feminist Web, from linkfluence and Fem2pt0. You’ll need the username/password fem2pt0/linkfluence.
By Lauredhel on January 27, 2009
I was having a discussion about ambient intimacy in a couple of elsewheres, where I tried (and possibly failed) to say that what is so reviled by opinion editors and other meatsnobs can be useful in all sorts of ways.
I like the little slices of life on my friends’ livejournals, however trivial, because I just can’t access this sort chatter in my meatspace. Yes, I want to know how
By Lauredhel on December 16, 2008
This is all over the news. WA Today reports: “Woman [sic] choose web over sex”: Nearly one out of two women would rather give up sex for two weeks than go without the internet, according to a survey released today. Is anyone really surprised? Any Hoydenizens care to participate in a straw poll? Count me [...]