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thanx for being so spineless and submissive!
it gives us amerikans a heads up on whats commin!




Australia: No opt-out of filtered Internet

Darren Pauli
Computer World
October 17, 2008

Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government’s pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.

Under the government’s $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.

Pundits say consumers have been lulled into believing the opt-out proviso would remove content filtering altogether.

The government will iron-out policy and implementation of the Internet content filtering software following an upcoming trial of the technology, according to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

A spokesman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the filters will be mandatory for all Australians.

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It is not about being spineless, the original concept was the cyber war on child porn and associated pedefile chat rooms and websites.
Some hide behind legitimate websites as I found by accident when looking up some cable tech specs a few years ago.
The public outcry here could not be ignored and, started to become a political foot ball.
The child porn scum are becoming more sophisticated on the internet, global authorities are working together to combat this. As with most things it is a game of catch up, we will never be one step ahead of them unfortunately.
As for any other underlying intent by the goverments and their agencies, they have and will continue to do it covertly.
 

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A spokesman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the filters will be mandatory for all Australians.
Doom on them.

Aussies, you need to look at how Chinese dissidents circumvent the Great Firewall of China.

The revolution starts now.
 

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Not cool. Makes me glad I'm an American.

ISP level filtering sounds suspiciously like the recent CHICOM initiative. Sounds to me like they're preparing for major population control measures. Read some of the latest US Military FMs on contemporary Counterinsurgency measures. This initiative fits right in.

Source: http://www.budget.gov.au/2008-09/content/bp2/html/expense-04.htm

The Government will provide $125.8 million over four years to establish the Cyber‑safety Plan.

The Cyber‑safety Plan will provide a range of initiatives to combat online threats and protect children from inappropriate material on the internet, through activities such as an education program for teachers and the community, Internet Service Provider level filtering of an expanded Australian Communications and Media Authority blacklist, examination of options to allow families to exclude other unwanted content, a Youth Advisory Group to assist the Government to formulate age‑appropriate measures to protect children, an expanded Consultative Working Group focussed on cyber‑safety issues, a dedicated website for children and research projects on cyber‑safety issues.

From 2009‑10, Internet Service Providers will receive a one‑off subsidy towards the costs of installing Internet Service Providers filters. This funding will largely occur in 2009‑10 with funding in following years only for new providers.

This measure will continue funding for the Australian Federal Police and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for the investigation and prosecution relating to incidents of child sexual exploitation.

See also the related savings measure titled Protecting Australian Families Online in the Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy portfolio.

This measure delivers on the Government's election commitment.
 

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That may be the case but filters and such are able to be defeated. Its not the Internet doomsday. It will totally suck, will slow speeds down, but it is bypass-able. Its also going to take a long time and a lot of money to set in place and I don't think it is all set in stone just yet. Hopefully people see this for what it is before its put in place and work against it (although its mostly these same people who demanded it in the first place.. *sigh*)
 

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Wasnt it America that invented Walt Disney, which, has never been filtered ,bar, two cartoons.
The great american disney, which subliminally places pornographic pictures into each of their movies, cartoons etc, and is run by 85% homosexuals.
No wonder you are concerned about us trixie.......
 

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thanx for being so spineless and submissive!
it gives us amerikans a heads up on whats commin!




Australia: No opt-out of filtered Internet

Darren Pauli
Computer World
October 17, 2008

Australians will be unable to opt-out of the government’s pending Internet content filtering scheme, and will instead be placed on a watered-down blacklist, experts say.

Under the government’s $125.8 million Plan for Cyber-Safety, users can switch between two blacklists which block content inappropriate for children, and a separate list which blocks illegal material.

Pundits say consumers have been lulled into believing the opt-out proviso would remove content filtering altogether.

The government will iron-out policy and implementation of the Internet content filtering software following an upcoming trial of the technology, according to the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

A spokesman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the filters will be mandatory for all Australians.

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Dont talk **** when we allow bills like the "patriot" act which no longer allows us the rights as American citizens to be passed. Where anyone can be arrested and detained for as long as the gov. wants if you are labeled a possible terrorist. A law that allows the Gov. to spy on citizens and persecute them for speaking or thinking acts that they deem to be terrorist activity.
Don't be accusing other country's of gov. control when we have allowed the most grave and distgusting acts be carried out right under our noses.
We have enough problems to deal with, and no right to mock other citizens in other countries.
I think citizens in all countries are dealing with government suppression and control. We are all facing the same prob.
The question that is needed is why are so many governments tightening their fist? Whats about to happen?
 

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Our country is amongst three others as the most likely to be hit by a terror attack this next twelve months,so newspaper reports are telling us here.
the other three, Britain, America,China, apparently.
We Do have enough to think about at the moment, I appreciated Trixie telling us what is going on , he is just a bit tactless how he says it!
 

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No offense intended, but Americans aren't as free as they think, nor is any body else for that matter.
Freedom is only a controlled illusion in these times.
Too right.........

I didnt vote for this legislation, it came in with the child porn censorship, but last read a lot of the filters being examined are worthless...........
 

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I love how the governments in Britain and Australia are increasingly stating with new laws such as this that "we - the government" know better than you the people. So sad. Don't let it happen folks! You were once a fierce and independent people. What happened to the civilization that opposed and beat the Nazi's?
 

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Norway has already something like this in place, it blocks you out from places that host child porn.

I've come across the page from Kripos saying "Stop! The page you tried to view hosts Child Pornogrophy!" I almost unloaded a load of bricks when I saw that, especially when I was searching for "Russian tourism, kremlin".

I for one am glad that Kripos and the Norwegian government does this, it helps to limit access to such sites. And although I understand the Aussies quarral against net censorship, especially when it's forced. But some things I just wouldn't oppose.

My 0.2 Ameros.
 

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No offense intended, but Americans aren't as free as they think, nor is any body else for that matter.
Freedom is only a controlled illusion in these times.
This is a fact that I have discovered. I have lived in Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Italy and Germany. One of the biggest limits to freedom in the US in my opinion is the simple Social Security Number. I think all western nations are about the same when it comes to liberties and personal freedoms.
 

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I love how the governments in Britain and Australia are increasingly stating with new laws such as this that "we - the government" know better than you the people. So sad. Don't let it happen folks! You were once a fierce and independent people. What happened to the civilization that opposed and beat the Nazi's?
It is a good point.

"we - the government" doesn't realise that we are still a fierce and independent people, some might be a bit dormant, but they are stirring.

The government keeps jabbing the sleeping big dog long enough with the political BS stick, then the big dog is gonna bite back big time.

We are seeing it all over the globe.
 
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