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By tigtog on November 9, 2012
It’s good to see Stephen Conroy finally face the facts: his filter proposal was about as clever as equipping a blue whale to pursue a vulture.
By tigtog on June 23, 2011
By “voluntary” they mean that the ISPs are filtering content identified as child abuse material voluntarily, not that they are giving their customers who don’t want to look at child abuse material anyway any choice about being gifted with a false sense of cybersecurity.
By tigtog on June 14, 2010
I love the new Filter Stephen Conroy site, and I’m keen to put up a similar site aimed at people who very much want their own family’s internet access to be filtered and who have bought into the idea that Conroy’s filter is going to be the easiest way to do it (and that it will work).
By Lauredhel on May 30, 2010
The government’s $128.8 million Cyber Safety policy includes forcing internet service providers to block access to a secret blacklist of website pages identified as ”refused classification” by the Australian police. Web pages will be nominated for blacklisting by Australian internet users who come across illegal or ”unacceptable” websites.
By Mary on May 29, 2010
My four month old has explained a lot of things to me. To date it’s been things like “it’s been four months and you still can’t tell the difference between tired and hungry? HERE LET ME SHOW YOU.” But I confess that I was surprised last night by his cogent explanation of reasons to oppose […]
Posted in culture wars, gender & feminism, parenting, technology | Tagged australia, censorship, electronic frontiers australia, internet filter, mandatory filtering, nocleanfeed, social change | 26 Responses
By Lauredhel on May 11, 2010
Listen closely Labor Party, cos I’m only gonna say this once. Oh wait, no I’m not! I’m gonna say this OVER AND OVER. And Australians who agree with me, please do so also. Don’t you fucking dare put us in the untenable position of having to preference Labor over Liberal to avoid getting the unmitigated […]
By tigtog on April 29, 2010
From the Oz A spokeswoman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said yesterday the legislation would not be introduced next month’s or the June sittings of parliament. With parliament not sitting again until the last week of August, the laws are unlikely to be passed before the election. Vote Green, Green, Green in the Senate, y’all. […]
By tigtog on March 30, 2010
That nasty Google is saying terrible things about his shiny net filter that he wants to give to all Australians, whether they want it or not.
By tigtog on January 9, 2010
The government’s compulsory internet filter will not make the internet any safer for children to use unsupervised, nor will it make police detection of users of illegal content any easier.
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 December 2, 2008
Clive Hamilton, “public intellectual”, has been banging on about how wrong wrongitty wrong anti-censorship advocates are. Clive has been stampily regurgitating the mantra of the censors: “I have heard no one argue that films, television, books and magazine should be a free-for-all. But somehow all of this goes out the window when it comes to […]
Posted in Politics, technology | Tagged australia, blogging, censorship, freedom of speech, internet censorship, internet filtering, Kevin Rudd, moral panics, nocleanfeed, privacy, stephen conroy | 10 Responses