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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 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 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 December 9, 2008
I’m sick of everybody calling it an internet filter when it’s only a Web filter for a start, so my own little blow for public understanding that the Web is not all of the internet starts here. A filter that doesn’t block USENet groups can hardly be said to be approaching an “internet” level of […]
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 […]
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By tigtog on July 31, 2008
We said it would. Despite a cheery press release from Communications Minister Stephen Conroy that all is going well, an analysis of the actual test results shows that the tested filters slow connection speeds significantly (which means ISPs would have to increase capacity, the costs of which would be passed on to consumers) and have […]