Thursday, June 23, 2011

Australian ISP's to start Internet Censoring, July 2011

Well it's about to start. Telstra and Optus will start off the internet censoring next month (July 2011). This has been kept very quiet, off the radar you might say. It just goes to show that our Labor Government knows that the majority is against this, and has been from the start. The Government it trying to pass this censoring off as keeping the kids safe, but I'm sure most people know that this is not true. Little by little we are slowing having choices taken away from us. There is a very good article about this in The Herald Sun, not hidden away, but in the technology section, not in the main stream.

MOST Australian internet users will have their web access censored next month after the country's two largest internet providers agreed to voluntarily block more than 500 websites from view. Herald Sun.

There is also an article about the filter in there are (at the moment) 143 comments.

There is also a very funny video about Australia's Internet Filter, this has a lot of bad language in it, so I didn't put it on my blog, mainly because I do have friends kids that may click onto this site. If you would like a bit of a laugh and don't mind the language, you can watch the video here.

Well now the plot thickens, no wonder Telstra and Optus are doing the Governments bidding.

Business leaders have warned Labor that the National Broadband Network could choke off competition after it was revealed Telstra had agreed it would not promote wireless internet services as a substitute for the $36 billion fibre network for the next 20 years, under an agreement with the government.

He said the deals with Optus and Telstra were inequitable for other internet service providers, such as iiNet, AAPT and TPG, as they were not going to be paid the same compensation for moving customers onto the NBN. Read more in The Australian.


Tempo said...

Typical, our government will eventually control everything if we let them

Mags118 said...

Hi Tempo, I dread to think what will happen when the Government has total control of the Internet with the NBN.

Windsmoke. said...

I read the same story in the herald sun and it did point out this filter wouldn't deter child abusers or molesters because all they have to do is change their web address by simply changing one character. Sounds to me like another pointless exercise that will go belly up :-).

Mags118 said...

Hi Windsmoke,
I agree, it is pointless, a bit like most of this Governments policy's, that never seem to work.

But from what I have been reading on some IT sites is that this filter will actually slow down your internet speed. If that is true, then on one hand the Governments saying we will give you fast internet, and in the other hand they are taking it away!!

Gregoryno6 said...

Another great example of "Spend millions, achieve nothing, but feel good anyway" from the Circus of Ineptitude.

Mags118 said...

Hi Gregoryno6,
How very nice of you to come visit me over here in blogspot land.

Exactly right, it is the legacy of Labor I feel, spend, spend, achieve nothing, then create more taxes to pay for all the spending. I feel it is all turning into a nightmare.