Tuesday, October 14, 2008

No opt out from filtered Net for Aussies

It seems that the Australian government plans for filtering the internet are to leave no room for opting out.

"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. "

So given the problems this blog has had with filter software over the years, it may be that my Australian readers will no longer be able to get through to my remote corner of the blogosphere.

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