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Author Topic: Australian Internet Censorship List Leaked  (Read 2342 times)


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Australian Internet Censorship List Leaked
« on: March 18, 2009, 11:00:45 PM »
Sorry for such a random update people, but this was just too juicy for me to wait for Tech News Weekly for.

As those of you who read Tech News Weekly are aware, the Australian government intends to implement an Internet censorship program based on a list of domain names or URLs that will be "filtered" (read: blocked) to Australian Internet users under the banner of "child protection". As one might imagine, those of us in the Australian community aware of the implication of such censorship are outraged beyond description.

Earlier today, news reached us that, like Thailand, Denmark and Norway before us, Australia has had its secret block list leaked to Wikileaks. This will, hopefully, be a major blow to the credibility of those crusading for implementation of this program, and will certainly be a source of incredible embarrassment to the Government and their corporate cronies.

Currently, most of the fuss revolves around the fact that the list includes some very unreasonable domains, including those belonging to abortion clinics and even a dentist surgery, but more importantly this breach makes available to everyone and anyone a hive of illicit and illegal material that it was originally designed to keep from us. I'll leave it to you to locate the list if you so wish, as it does contain some spectacularly objectionable material.

Please join me in congratulating the retarded Australian Government for being such ignorant and utterly irresponsible tossers, and for officially making said description known to the world in such a spectacular fashion :Thmbsup: :Thmbsup:



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Re: Australian Internet Censorship List Leaked
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2009, 03:31:28 AM »
What's the world coming to? I think we can all agree that we don't condone illegal material, especially the likes of child pornography (whether or not to have a mandatory block of it is another matter), but this is absolutely terrifying that some of these other sites are being blocked as well.


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Re: Australian Internet Censorship List Leaked
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2009, 11:43:02 AM »
"Whom the gods destroy, they first make mad." -Euripides

Australia's government has gone mad.

In its desire to protect a portion of their population, they're flirting with the first stages of becoming a Police State.

However, it may be instructive to remember that Australia's original settlement came in the form of a Crown penal colony. Because lately, it seems like the Australian government is trying to return the country to its 'roots' as a prison. :(

Shame! >:(

« Last Edit: March 19, 2009, 11:46:10 AM by 40hz »