Posts Tagged ‘technical’

  • DBCDE forum reveals filter legislation not drafted

    Apr 29 2010, 3:57

    Delimiter has reported today on screenshots of a forum being hosted internally by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), which suggest that there is yet to be a complete draft of the planned legislation and the possibility that it will be made an offence to promote methods of circumventing the filter: Electronic […]

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  • Bjorn Landfeldt: Internet filter isn’t future-proof

    Apr 20 2010, 4:24

    ARN reports on the upcoming Internet filtering forum at the University of Sydney on April 28: The Federal Government’s proposed Internet filter will be impotent in a few years time, an IT pundit claims. University of Sydney associate professor of IT, Bjorn Landfeldt, said the ISP-based blacklist filtering system suggested by the Government was impractical and […]

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  • Do web filters hinder free speech?

    Apr 15 2010, 12:03

    Al Jazeera has posted a thoughtful opinion piece on Internet filtering by Robert Faris and Jillian York.  Robert Faris is the Research Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.  Jillian York also works at the Berkman Center and is involved with Global Voices Online. The piece is particularly concerned about what precedent […]

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  • Getting around the filter

    Apr 14 2010, 3:09

    In a blog post for ZDNet, David Braue explains how easy it will be for people to get around the Government’s proposed Internet filter: Years ago, I was with a group of journalists discussing region-coded DVDs with the head of a large electronics manufacturer. We asked how vendors got away with stripping the region-coding feature […]

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  • Simon Hackett: Conroy’s wrong on net filtering

    Apr 9 2010, 11:15

    Senator Stephen Conroy, the Minister responsible for the Government’s plan to censor the Internet, had a piece in The Punch earlier this week, titled “Don’t believe the myths on the ISP filter”.  He began by stating that there was “a lot of misinformation circulating about the Government’s ISP-level filtering proposal” and that he’d “like to outline the […]

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  • AFP: Child sex abuse websites hard to track

    Mar 30 2010, 9:26

    The Australian reports that the Australian Federal Police have confirmed that web pages that contain child sexual abuse material change within hours and are difficult to identify or track, further weakening the arguments of those who support the policy of mandatory Internet filtering: WEB pages that contain child sexual abuse material change within hours and […]

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  • Filter trial vendor sceptical over Internet filter

    Mar 15 2010, 4:02

    ARN has reported that security vendor, M86 Security, has concerns over the effectiveness of the Government’s proposed mandatory Internet filter: “When the filter was first launched 10 years ago, I don’t think anybody would have thought it would be applied on a national scale,” M86 COO, Bruce Green, said. “We talk hundreds of thousands of […]

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