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Submission + - Nation-Wide content filtering down under. (

sparky1240 writes: Whilst Americans are currently fighting the net-neutrality wars, spare a thought for the poor Australians — The Australian government wants to implement a nation-wide 'filtering' scheme to keep everyone safe from the nasties on the internet...with no way of 'opting out': 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...EFA chair Dale Clapperton said in a previous article that Internet content filtering could lead to censorship of drugs, political dissident and other legal freedoms... According to preliminary trials, the best Internet content filters would incorrectly block about 10,0000 Web pages from one million Full report here
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Nation-Wide content filtering down under.

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